Ann Hampton Callaway and Cady Huffman to Host Cany 2015 Annual ‘Тheater & Therapy’ Gala Set for 3/30
Rick Miramontez/Philip Carrubba
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
BROADWAY STARS JOIN FORCES TO HELP RAISE FUNDS
CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES OF NEW YORK (CANY)
AT THE 2015 ANNUAL “THEATER & THERAPY” GALA
BROADWAY VETERANS ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AND CADY HUFFMAN
ARE SET TO CO-HOST
PLUS PERFORMANCES BY BROADWAY’S FINEST
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
IN THE MANHATTAN BALLROOM
AT THE GRAND HYATT HOTEL
New York, NY (February 13, 2015) – Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) is bringing together Broadway’s finest to help raise funds for its programs that use drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives.
This year’s 2015 Annual “Theater & Therapy” Gala will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 in The Manhattan Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (109 East 42nd Street) and be co-hosted by Broadway veteran Ann Hampton Callaway and Tony® Award-winner Cady Huffman. The 2015 Honorees are: Suzzanne Douglas, actress and patron of the arts, who will receive the Leadership Award for Arts & Healing, presented by Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson; and David McCorkle, social worker and CANY Board Member, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by art collector and curator Beth Rudin DeWoody.
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, appetizers and silent auction. Dinner, show and live auction start at 7:30 p.m. and will include performances from Broadway’s finest.
For additional information, please contact CANY at (212) 222-1969, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For over thirty years, Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) has pioneered the use of drama therapy groups to help empower people who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. CANY works in 24 leading social service agencies, special schools and community centers serving over 1,000 children and adults annually in the greater New York area and Connecticut. Cultivated over years of clinical and artistic practice, CANY has developed its own unique trauma-informed drama therapy model to help clients move beyond their past and into a future of hope and promise. This year, CANY will celebrate past accomplishments and the future expansion of direct services and profession development programs.
“CANY is an incredible organization that uses drama therapy to create therapeutic space where those who have experienced trauma in their lives can heal and feel empowered to rebuild,” says Tony® Award winner and CANY Junior Board member Nikki M. James. “I am excited to promote this important work, and I remain forever inspired by the way creativity can foster healing and change.”
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