Legacy Letters

Program Type:

Older Adults


Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

Tell your life story and leave behind a legacy for others. We will be writing and voluntarily sharing legacy letters in a workshop led by local, prolific artist donnie betts. Register now!


About donnie betts, producer and director:


betts is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, theater director and podcast host.
His documentary “Music is My Life, My Politics, My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown Jr.”
won 11 Best Film or Audience Choice awards, aired on PBS Plus stations nationwide.
Music is My Life Politics My Mistress was featured in IDA Doc Magazine and is part of the
Black Film Archives at Indiana University now streaming on kwelitv. His film Dearfield:
The Road Less Traveled,” about the all-Black Colorado town was nominated for an
Emmy. He won an Emmy for his film “My Voice” on hip hop artist and activist Jeff
Campbell. betts was the youngest winning of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the
Arts. donnie was part of the producing team for the launch of BET’s Starz in Black.
donnie has created content for John Sayles. betts was part of the production team of
Carol & Company for Carol Burnett, In Living Color and Dream On. He has written or
directed multiple theater plays including The Mountain Top, which received a Henry
Award for Best Director. Other selected plays for the Aurora Fox The Gershwin Porgy and
Bess, Color Purple, Emperor Jones, K2, Zora, other credits Slut Energy Theory at Cherry
Lane Theatre, NYC, Dallas at BCAL also Who Killed Jigaboo Jones. He is a founding
member of two theater companies in Denver, City Stage Ensemble and Denver Black
Arts Company. His audio drama podcast series Destination Freedom Black Radio Days
heard on Broadway Podcast Network and all platforms has won numerous awards. His
production company No Credits Productions, LLC is at work on “ Resisting” at look at the
use of force in America by law enforcement and others. He is a producer of the award-
winning documentary film a look at police corruption in Denver, Colorado “The Holly”
directed by Julian Rubinstein. He is set to direct August Wilson’s Gem of The Ocean in
2024. He was most recently on stage in David Bryne’s Theatre of The Mind and as acted
in over 50 productions including Broadway .
He attended Yale School of Drama.


To request ASL, CART, or other disability related accommodations, contact programs@denverlibrary.org, 720-865-1111. Minimum notice: 5 business days

For virtual programs only
Automated voice-to-text captioning is available. Need help getting set up?