Sean Carvajal (American Buffalo, King Lear) and Emma Ramos (New Amsterdam, Scenes from a Marriage) will join the previously announced four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening in a benefit reading of Angela J. Davis' new play Griswold November 11 at 7 PM at Manhattan's The Cooper Union.
Emily Mann (Gloria: A Life, Having Our Say) will host the evening with Jacqueline Guillen (Search Party, 72 Miles to Go…) reading stage directions. Tatiana Pandiani directs.
Bening will star as activist Estelle Griswold in Griswold, which explores the legacy of a woman who fought for the 1965 law establishing the constitutional right to privacy—a core concept protecting Americans against government interference in matters of gender, sexuality, and reproductive freedom.
The reading is executive produced by Allison Bressi with associate producer Amy Sapp. The production coordinator is B. Rafidi with artwork by Kelly Schmidt.
Ticket sales will support the ongoing mission of Broadway's A Is For to de-stigmatize abortion and enhance access to reproductive services. Proceeds will also benefit The Pink House Fund, Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, which was forced to close when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and will now reopen in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with the aim of providing abortion care to women from all over the United States.
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company and A Is For present the benefit. Tickets are available here.