Denée Benton, Amber Gray, and More Set to Perform at Benefit Launch for The TEAM

Benefits and Galas   Denée Benton, Amber Gray, and More Set to Perform at Benefit Launch for The TEAM
The June event will launch the Brooklyn theatre company's newest collaborative project: Reconstruction.
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Denée Benton Peter Roessler

Great Comet co-stars Denée Benton and Amber Gray are set to perform at Breaking Ground this June, a benefit evening celebrating the launch of award-winning Brooklyn theatre ensemble The TEAM's latest project, a collaborative theatre piece titled Reconstruction.

Amber Gray Monica Simoes

The launch event will be held June 14 at Dumbo Loft and will also feature performances by storyteller-composers James Monaco and Jerome Ellis, actor and poet Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, and veteran Broadway and Off-Broadway actor Vinie Burrows, currently onstage in New York Theatre Workshop's revival of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire.

The evening will feature a dance floor and will end with a communal jam session led by Nehemiah Luckett, Anaïs Mitchell, and Liam Robinson. All tickets, included discount options for artists, are available here.

Featuring a diverse company of artists, Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside) wrestles with Gone with the Wind as a Confederate monument still standing over the American landscape. The collaborating artists behind the piece are Brenda Abbandandolo, Jessica Almasy, Benton, Jhanaë Bonnick, Frank Boyd, Burrows, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields, Jerome Ellis, Jill Frutkin, Gray, Jeremy O. Harris, Matt Hubbs, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Jake Margolin, James Monaco, Kristen Sieh, and Nick Vaughan.

Founded in 2004, The TEAM is an ensemble of 15 core members that has created 11 original works. The ensemble is made up of Almasy, Boyd, Chavkin, Stephanie Douglass, Frutkin, Gray, Brian Hastert, Jake Heinrichs, Hubbs, King, Lassiter, Jake Margolin, Dave Polato, Sieh, and Vaughan. For more information visit

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