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Betty Hart

Betty Hart BETTY HART is a thought leader, theater artist, professional director and actor, diversity advocate and facilitator, and woman of faith whose mission is to help create space for necessary conversations. Through her acting, directing, facilitating, and speaking, she strives to be a change agent and a force for positivity, creativity, and collaboration.

Hart is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association (the union for professional actors) and has worked in facilitation for more than twenty years. Her topics of facilitation range from stress management and laughter as wellness to care equity, cultural sensitivity, and race, to even conflict resolution, suicide prevention, and theatre talkbacks.

In November 2020, Hart gave a Tedx Talk in Denver, Colorado on using compassion as a tool to disrupt cancel culture. In 2021, this same talk was amplified to Ted.com where it has since received over one million views. In 2020, Hart was elected as the president of the board of the Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG), and elected onto the community board of the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

Hart is a proud member of the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado (ULFC) alumni association and actively serves on the Prayer ministry at her church. She is also a graduate of the 2016 Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado (ULFC) Cohort, and was honored to be awarded the Distinguished Graduate designation from her class. In 2018, she was awarded the True West Award for exemplary artistic contributions to the Colorado Theatre community.


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