The evening consists of a reading of Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
Directed by Sam Gold, the one-night-only event is hosted and produced by actor, Marine and AITAF founder Adam Driver and actress and AITAF artistic director Joanne Tucker. Readers include Francois Battiste, Desmin Borges, Guy Boyd, Phillip James Brannon, Salvatore Inzerillo, Justin Long, Adrian Martinez, Armando Riesco, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Amy Ryan, Joanne Tucker and Samira Wiley.
The reading will be followed by AITAF’s "A Year in Service" reception from 9-11 PM in Studio 54.
Proceeds benefit AITAF’s holiday tour to U.S. bases in Japan and Korea this December.
AITAF’s mission is to "honor, educate, inspire, and entertain all active duty and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces and their families by engaging them in the power and social service of the performing arts. AITAF bridges the cultural gap between the United States Armed Forces and the performing arts communities by bringing the best of contemporary theater to the military free of charge. AITAF programming accentuates the shared humanity of all Americans by using performance to unite artists and service members and encourage dialogue. AITAF enlists artists of the highest quality and chooses thought-provoking content with an eye to what might speak to this particular audience." Tickets are free to all active duty and veteran servicemen and women and their families (ages 18+) and $200 for civilians with no military affiliation. Seats can be reserved and purchased at aitaf.bpt.me, there are no paper tickets and it is general seating.
For more information visit www.aitaf.org.