The actors who will teach and then perform with youth from Safe Space's programs include Sean Bradford, Brandon Victor Dixon, Frankie James Grande and Adam Kantor. These New York artists are all part of Broadway in South Africa, which aims to "develop a cross-cultural exchange between youth who are in need and artists who seek to use their talents for change."
Christine Molnar, Safe Space president and CEO, said in a statement, "This event is a celebration of our long-term commitment to Queens and our strategy to provide comprehensive services to children and families. It will be a terrific show, and I am so excited to see our children performing with the stars from Broadway in South Africa."
"With the strong belief that everybody deserves to live in a healthy and secure environment," Safe Space, according to press notes, offers "a wide array of services focusing on mental health, community health, at-risk youth, violence prevention and school-based education enrichment. Based in Southeastern Queens with a strong presence in Jamaica, Far Rockaway and Richmond Hill, Safe Space annually works for more than 10,000 individuals, including some of the most disadvantaged children and families in New York State."
The Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) is located at 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue. For more information visit www.jcal.org.