By John Moore
At a recent talkback following the Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Jackie & Me,” a black man asked to address William Oliver Watkins, the actor who plays Jackie Robinson, who broke the modern-era color barrier in Major League Baseball.
"For the guy that played Jackie Robinson: You got my respect, man, for the whole thing," the audience member said. "I respect anybody for who they are, but when the ‘N word’ comes up …"
In this new YouTube series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a fun way. Episode 41: Who’s a fantasy female video elf? Meet Leigh Miller, who plays several roles in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s family friendly baseball play “Jackie & Me” through Dec. 22, 2013, in the Space Theatre. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore. Run time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.
Coming next: Meet some of the principal actors in “A Christmas Carol.”