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‘Acts of Love: Parenthood’ was WordTheatre’s original, one night only theatrical collage of stories by writers of fiction, memoir, humor and fact, brought to life by an extraordinary cast, with music performed by John Doe. This benefit performance was preceded by the presentation of  Autism Speaks’ Media Awareness Award to Jason Katims, creator and producer of ‘Parenthood,’ as well as a silent auction including artworks curated by Bruce Helander.  Featuring:

  • Brian J. White (Men of a Certain Age, Brick)
  • Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty)
  • Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Spin City)
  • Craig T. Nelson (Parenthood, Coach)
  • Donal Logue (Terriers, Blade)
  • Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Finding Neverland)
  • Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood)
  • Lorraine Toussaint (The Soloist, Saving Grace)
  • Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men)
  • Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, Donnie Darko)
  • Max Burkholder (Parenthood, Friends With Money)
  • Peter Krause (Parenthood, The Truman Show)
  • Phil Abrams (Parenthood, The Island)
  • Stephen Tobolowsky (Glee, Heroes)

Created, Produced and Directed by Cedering Fox

Narrated by Dave Fennoy

Autism, a life-long neurological disorder, has reached epidemic proportions over the last decade. Today 1 in 151 children and 1 in 70 boys – one percent of the American population – is now on the spectrum of Autism.  Since merging with Cure Autism Now, Autism Speaks has become the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization. Last year, Autism Speaks raised over $38 million to support groundbreaking genetic research; community, national and global autism awareness efforts; and programs to support those with autism and their families. For more information visit www.AutismSpeaks.org