Ann Dowd To Host Benefit For Young Adults With Developmental Disabilities This Monday In New York City
Special Guests To Include Rosie O’Donnell, Madeline Brewer, The Sean Smith Trio, I Am Boleyn And More
Emmy-award winning actress Ann Dowd will host a benefit for young adults with developmental disabilities this Monday, June 3rd at 6pm at the Cutting Room in New York City. “An Evening with Ann Dowd and Friends” will feature live musical performances, stage readings and other surprise moments from an array of special guests.
Expected performers include: comedian, actress, TV personality and autism-awareness advocate Rosie O’Donnell; Ann’s “Handmaid’s Tale” co-star Madeline Brewer; up-and-coming synth pop performer I Am Boleyn; legendary jazz musician Sean Smith accompanied by Gary Versace and Keith Ganz (better known as The Sean Smith Trio); the beloved local NYC rock group The Tim Grant Band; and the funk-rock-blues-jazz fusion group Three Guys Band; among other to-be-announced guests.
All proceeds from the event will go to Triform Camphill Community, an organization providing a vital community life for young adults with special needs and a supportive environment for their growth and self-development. As a Camphill Community, Triform bases its work on the recognition of the spiritual integrity of the individual regardless of ability, and aims to provide residents with dignified, meaningful work, a healthy social atmosphere, and a vibrant cultural, artistic and spiritual life.
The benefit will culminate in a performance from the Triform Bell Choir, and the evening will also include hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, one hour beer and wine bar open barand a silent auction.
“If you are privileged enough to be the parent of a special-needs individual, as I am, your greatest worry and hope is that when the time comes for him or her to leave home, there will be a community that will offer a peaceful, meaningful, and productive life. Triform is that place,” Ann Dowd stated. “The profound gratitude we feel for the extraordinary people at Triform that make it all possible is the reason we are celebrating on Monday. Thank you so very much to all who are joining us”
Tickets for “An Evening with Ann Dowd and Friends” can be purchased here.