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BWW Exclusive: Javier Muñoz Shines a Spotlight on the Helpers of the Broadway Relief Project- Lauren Gaston
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BWW Exclusive: Javier Muñoz Shines a Spotlight on the Helpers of the Broadway Relief Project- Lauren Gaston

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When New York City was in need, Broadway stepped in to help. Broadway Green Alliance, Open Jar Studios and Broadway veteran Javier Muñoz came together in March to form Broadway Relief Project- a coalition of many skilled artists in the Broadway community who are partnering with NYC/EDC (Economic Development Corporation) to assist the medical community to build surgical gowns and other needed materials.

As of May 5, the newly formed organization has created and shipped over 28,875 emergency medical gowns for NYC hospitals, and has been tasked with creating over 50,000 total.

Countless Broadway helpers have made that goal a reality, and we're shining a much-deserved spotlight on some of them. Below, watch as Javier chats with Lauren Gaston - Costume Designer and volunteer BRP stitcher. "I think its more important now more than ever to share our talents and time and knowledge to help others," said Lauren. "I think it's possible to find your place by putting energy into the people and causes that you care about... We're using our creativity for good and it's exciting to see."

Lauren Gaston is an award-winning costume designer and illustrator whose work spans film, TV, theatre, dance and print. Lauren develops the visual identity for companies around the world. Over the last decade, Lauren has designed 50+ productions across North & South America, Europe, and Asia. Her design work has been featured by The Juilliard School in NYC and The A.A. Bakruhshin State Theatre Museum in Russia. While Lauren currently calls New York City base camp, she is a woman at home in the world.

If you want to get involved with the Broadway Relief Project and help create PPE for NYC's front lines, visit https://www.openjarstudios.com/broadwayrelief or follow @broadwaygreenalliance for more information.



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