Photo Flash: Broadway Supports Cancer Patients at 8th Annual Visible Ink Event
On Monday, April 4th, cast members from current and recent Broadway productions, An American in Paris, Chicago, Dr. Zhivago, Cabin in the Sky, Motown: the Musical, Sideshow, Mamma Mia and more, performed at the 8th annual Visible Ink Live Performance of Works by Patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Visible Ink gives patients the opportunity to express themselves in writing, in any form, and which need not be disease-related, and be mentored by a professional writer. Visible Ink mentors include Tony Award-winning writers and composers, Emmy Award-winning TV writers, NY Times bestselling authors, and editors and writers from The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone and US Weekly.
Through powerful essays, memoirs, fiction, poetry, stage and screenplays, and under the direction of Artistic Director, Greg Kachejian, Musical Director, Andrew David Sotomayor, and Choreographers Nathan Madden and Tricia Brouk, these Broadway actors, singers and dancers bring to life the poignant, funny, raw, and truthful stories written by the patients who participate in the program. Over 1,100 Sloan Kettering patients have joined this program since its inception in 2008. The program is free-of-charge to all MSK patients, and is fully supported through grants and donations.
If you'd like to purchase an anthology of these works by patients, make a donation, or learn more about this writing program whose mission is to empower patients and reduce stress through the written word, visit the website: www.mskcc.org/visibleink.
On Monday, April 4th, performers from current and recent Broadway productions, An American in Paris, Chicago, Motown: the Musical, Cabin in the Sky, Mamma Mia, Dr. Zhivago, Side Show and more came together to perform in the 8th annual Visible Ink event.