Jesse L. Martin to be part of Our Time’s “Tackling Our Fears” Gala

From playbill.com: Jesse L. Martin joins Ron Rifkin, Amy Ryan, Edie Falco, Victor Garber, Mariska Hartigay and others at the 10th Annual Our Time benefit to be held on April 16th, 2012. Our Time, which serves as an artistic home for young people who stutter, allows young people to express themselves and overcome challenges through theatre. The 7 PM gala will honor Matt Slauson of the New York Jets and chair emeritus Budd Mayer, who will receive the company’s first Advocacy Award.

The event will feature performances and/or presentations from Rachel Dratch (Celebrity Autobiography), Falco (The House of Blue Leaves), Garber (Damn Yankees), Mariska Hargitay, Mark Sanchez, Richard Kind (The Producers), Jesse L. Martin (Rent), Matthew Modine (The Miracle Worker), John Oliver, Rifkin (Cabaret), Ryan (A Streetcar Named Desire) and cast members fromThe Book of Mormon, among others. A dinner and auction will follow the performances.

The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at New York University at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South. For more information and tickets, call (212) 414-9696 or visit www.ourtimestutter.org/galaor www.campourtime.org.

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