Amplify curated by Betty Hart

March 22, 2021

The Amplify Event Series is an extension of the virtual series that was implemented in June of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and in response to cries for social justice.  Initially, AMPLIFY was designed to provide a platform for Black men and women to express their emotions, thoughts, and feelings through artistic mediums. 

The live event series expands upon the idea of providing a platform for marginalized artists. We're pleased to begin this series of live performances that will amplify voices that have not traditionally been heard - at the Center or beyond - with an evening curated by Colorado actor and director Betty Hart. Her selection of performances ranging from song to dance to spoken word expresses the depth of Black art and Black excellence.

Featured performers:

Abner Genece
Christopher Page-Sanders
Sheryl McCallum
Mary Louise Lee
Trent Hines
Betty Hart

About the Curator

Betty is a theatre artist whose mission is to help create space for necessary conversations.  These dialogues can center around who we are as individuals, who we desire to be as a community, or how we can change long-standing behavior to become more than we ever imagined.  Through acting, directing and facilitating, Betty strives to be a change agent and a force for positivity, creativity, and collaboration.

Betty is both an actor who is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the union for professional actors, and a director. This year Betty directed "The Scottsboro Boys" for Vintage Theatre, one of the few shows produced in 2020, due to the Pandemic. In 2019, she directed "Hooded: or being black for dummies" at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, which became the third best seller in the history of the theatre. 

Additionally, Betty is a full-time facilitator and lead of the Experiential Learning Team for Kaiser Permanente’s Arts Integrated Resources (AIR). The Experiential Learning Team creates and delivers workshops for the community on such varied topics as laughter as wellness (Laughaceuticals), care equity, bias, and cultural sensitivity (The Care Equity Project), as well as a variety of topics internally for Kaiser Permanente.  Betty is a master facilitator who moved to Denver in 2013 from Atlanta to be part of this vital work.

Betty serves as the President of the Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG) and has co-directed the Henry Awards (celebrating Colorado theatre excellence) for the past three years.


Visiting the Center

  • All guests will be required to check their temperatures at the temperature stations located at the main entrance to the building.
  • All guests will be required to wear a mask during the entirety of their visit to the Arvada Center. 
  • Seating will be assigned at the door to the event. 
  • If you require special seating, please contact the Box Office at 720-898-7200x1, or please enter those needs in the notes field on the checkout screen.

Follow the link below to read more about health and safety at the Center.


Accessing the Livestream

  • The link to access our livestream will be emailed to you two hours prior to the performance. It will be sent to the email address you used to purchase tickets.  
  • You can also access your account on our website two hours before the performance to find the link. Your login information will probably be the email address you entered when you bought tickets, and you may need to change your password.
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  • If you have any trouble accessing the performance, please contact our Box Office at 720-898-7200.  


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