Josh Hamilton, Mark Ruffalo and Missy Yager Set for Benefit Reading of This Is Our Youth | Playbill

News Josh Hamilton, Mark Ruffalo and Missy Yager Set for Benefit Reading of This Is Our Youth
A benefit reading of This Is Our Youth — Kenneth Lonergan’s groundbreaking 1996 drama about disaffected Manhattan youth — will be presented June 10 at 7 PM at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center to benefit PS3 Charrette Elementary School NYC.

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Directed by the play's original director, Mark Brokaw, the cast will feature original company members Josh Hamilton, Mark Ruffalo and Missy Yager.

The evening is being organized by PS3 parents involved in the New York theatre community: Oliver Dow (The New Group/Atlantic), Daniel and Addie Talbott (Rattlestick/Rising Phoenix Rep), Nick Gottlieb (The Gym at Judson), Erika Mallin (Signature Theatre). Ruffalo and Lonergan are also PS3 parents.

In addition to the reading of This Is Our Youth, guest actors will join the cast to read short plays written by PS3 students under the guidance of artist-in-residence Adam Crescenzi.

PS3 Charrette Elementary School NYC was founded in 1971 as a progressive and experimental school.

Tickets are $125 or $175 for premium seating. A post-reading beer-and-wine reception with the artists is included in the ticket price. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street.

Donations to the school can be made by check payable to “PS3 SCC” sent to PS3 at 490 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. For more information visit

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