THE PROTEST PLAYS: PLANET CONNECTIONS PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE ANNUAL GALA BENEFIT

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Planet Connections’ 2017 Playwrights for a Cause Honors the NYCLU at The Ailey Citigroup Theater

Playwrights for a Cause ’17

The Protest Plays

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM

The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W 55th Street
(at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019

Tickets:  https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10186565/1089282

Founded by Glory Kadigan, the annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit, hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, and produced by Brock H. Hill, Producing Artistic Director at Planet Connections Festivity, the event addresses powerful social and topical issues in our society through the works of prominent playwrights. This year, the event will be Sunday, July 23, and will benefit the New York Civil Liberties Union with “The Protest Plays,” stories of standing up to injustice written by celebrated authors, CATHERINE FILLOUX, Lyle Kessler, JOSE RIVERA, and Regina Taylor. The event will be presented at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th Street, at 9th Avenue, in NYC.

The Plays to be presented that evening will be:

Mean Girls by Lyle Kessler

Directed by Glory Kadigan; Assistant Director: Adam Chisnall

Featuring Carol Kane, Margaret Ladd, Geany Masai, KATHLEEN O’NEILL.

The Baby Monitor by David Stallings

Directed by Brock H. Hill; Assistant Director: Anna Hogan

Featuring ANTONIO MINIÑO, Dan Shaked, Kelly Zekas

Resistance by Regina Taylor

Directed by Tonya Pinkins; Assistant Director: Ashley Marinaccio

Featuring LYNDA GRAVATT, Endea Owens

Snow Day by Catherine Filloux

Directed by Susan Tenney

Featuring Ivette Dumeng, Grayson Taylor,

Fall of the Sparrow by José Rivera

Directed by Kat Yen; Assistant Director: Vinny Eden Ortega

Featuring MEHRET MARCH, Alfredo Narciso

EMCEEs: KAELA MEI-SHING GARVIN and Shaun Peknic

UNDERSTUDIES: Richarda Abrams, SUSAN G. BOB, MOLLY COLLIER, AZARIAH GUNN, Adin Lenahan, Mateo Moreno, MISTI TINDIGLIA, Kara Young

Producer: Brock Hill

Associate Producer: Glory Kadigan

Assistant Producer: Jazmyn Arroyo

Assistant to the Producer: Vinny Eden Ortega

Event Director: Joyce Laoagan

Front of House Manager: Britt Lafield

Lighting Designer: Benjamin Ehrenreich

Scenic Designer: Raye Levine

Costume Designer: Ariel Pellman

Sound Design: Jacob Subotnick

Casting Director: Robin Carus

Production Stage Manager: Kathryn Meister

Assistant Stage Manager: Maayan Voss de Bettancourt

Public Relations: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation’s foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Its mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers.

A reception will follow the performance. The cast and production team will be announced shortly – along with location of the event and how to reserve tickets. Benefit tickets for reserved seating will be $20 – $125.

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10186565/1089282

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