To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a highly distinguished cast of film, TV & stage actors will gather for a benefit stage reading of Sarah Tuft’s 110 STORIES on September 8th & 9th at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU in Manhattan.
The illustrious cast – Lauren Ambrose, Andre Braugher, Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, Chris Noth, Vincent Piazza, Andre Royo, Susan Sarandon, Stelio Savante, Pablo Schreiber, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kathleen Turner, Ben Vereen and Merritt Wever and others TBA - will share first person accounts of the tragedy.
According to 110 STORIES' Playwright/ Creative Producer Sarah Tuft, "It's the human side of history, without politics & agenda, giving voice to those who experienced 9/11 directly.” A love letter to New York City, the play was most recently performed by an esteemed cast at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2010 with proceeds going to LA Red Cross for Haiti relief.
The Tenth Anniversary benefit reading of 110 STORIES is Executive Produced by Ryan Heil/LIVEStyle Entertainment & Produced by Samira Qureshi, Stelio Savante and Cori Silberman.
Net proceeds from this year's event will go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation. Started in 2003 at the suggestion of a 5-year-old boy, The New York Says Thank You Foundation has grown into one of the Nation’s leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service. Each year on the 9/11 Anniversary, The New York Says Thank You Foundation sends hundreds of volunteers from New York along with disaster survivors from around the country to help rebuild communities around the United States recovering from disaster. It’s the group’s way of saying “Thank You” for all the love and support Americans from across the country extended to New Yorkers in the days, weeks, and months following September 11.