Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY

The critically-acclaimed Houses on the Moon Theater Company, creates ground-breaking work for the stage created through partnership with marginalized communities (including migrant youth, LGBT refugees, and survivors of gun violence). Their work has been presented Off Broadway, across the U.S. and Latin America. This spring the critically-acclaimed theater company hosted their fourth annual benefit, AMPLIFY 2016, Monday, April 18, 2016 at Gotham Comedy Club. Check out the photos below!

2016 Honoree: Laura Welch, President, Laura Welch & Associates
Event professional and philanthropist; Ms. Welch's main areas of interest are urban core youth development, social justice, global poverty, the arts, and integrative health programs.

2016 Leyton Award Recipients:

Judy Sennesh, Board Member & Founder, TransParents Project/PFLAG NYC
A voice with passion and pride for families with transgender or gender variant loved ones.

Lenni Benson, Founder and Executive Director, Safe Passage Project
An award winning law professor and litigator fighting for the rights of indigent immigrant youth.

The Leyton Award, now in its third year of existence, is presented to an individual or organization who is a champion of the unheard voice. The award was named and endowed in memory of Mauricio Leyton, a dedicated member and dear friend of Houses on the Moon Theater Company, who passed away in 2013. Mr. Leyton's family and friends created a dedicated fund through Houses on the Moon to present a special award and donation to individuals and organizations that serve underserved populations across the New York City tri-state area.

Photo Credit: Alex Escalante

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Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
Broadway producer and Board Member, Houses on the Moon Jane Dubin with composer Bob Christianson

Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
Houses on the Moon Co-Founder Emily Weiner and Philanthropist and 2016 Honoree Laura Welch

Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
Anne Hamburger (En Garde Arts), Broadway producer and Board Member, Houses on the Moon Jane Dubin, and actress Frances McGarry

Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
2016 Leyton Award Receipent Lenni Benson, Safe Passage Project

Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
Council Member Daniel Dromm (District 25, Flushing Queens) Emily Weiner and Jeffrey Solomon, Co-Founders, Houses on the Moon Theater Company

Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
Founders & Honorees - Jeffrey Solomon; Leyton Award honorees Lenni Benson, Safe Passage Project; Judy Sennesh, Transparent/PFLAG NYC; 2016 Honoree Laura Welch and Emily Weiner

Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
Queens College and Board Member Jeffrey Rosenstock addressing the audience

Photo Flash: Inside Houses on the Moon Theater Company's Annual Benefit AMPLIFY
Radio & TV Personality Bill Boggs and Guest

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