Sing Away The Stigma - November 8, 2018 - 7 pm - The Duplex


Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company presents

Sing Away the Stigma: A Benefit for NAMI-NYC Metro

Sing Away the Stigma is a heartfelt, honest, life-affirming evening of brand-new songs by emerging musical theater composers and lyricists, inspired by true-life stories of those with mental health challenges. A dozen people from different backgrounds and walks of life, all living with a mental health condition, were interviewed and had their stories of struggle, strength, and hope turned into songs, which will be performed for the first time in this concert. Sing Away the Stigma is a testament to the power of musical theater, the strength of those living with mental illness, and the unique bond formed when the two meet.

Writers include:

Beth Blatt & Clay Zambo
Sean P Pallatroni
Ellen Greenfield & Brad Ross
Rachel Kunstadt & Heidi Joosten
Natalie Elder
Or Matias
Katya Stanislavskaya
Diana Hansen-Young & Brian Feinstein
Lauren Taslitz & Danny Ursetti
Laurie Hochman & Bryan Blaskie
Rona Siddiqui

$15 + 2-drink minimum




Next to Normal
A reading to benefit The JED Foundation
JCC Manhattan          February 1, 2018

Diana - Christiane Noll
Dan - Darius de Haas
Natalie - Krystina Alabado
Gabe - Devin Ilaw
Henry - F. Michael Haynie
Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden - Colin Hanlon

Sing Away The Stigma
A musical benefit for Bring Change 2 Mind
54 Below          May 21 2014
A dozen people of different ages, locations, and backgrounds shared their personal stories of mental illness, which emerging musical theatre writers have turned into songs. Broadway performers will interpret these songs in concert to raise awareness of mental illness, open the conversation, and raise funds for Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit working towards erasing the stigma of mental illness.

Broadway Sings for PKD
An annual musical benefit for the PKD Foundation
Metropolitan Room         November 13, 2016
Laurie Beechman             February 16, 2015
Joe's Pub                           August 15, 2014
54 Below                           August 21, 2013
The Duplex                       February 2, 2013
The Duplex                       August 20, 2012

With the prompt "ask big questions", emerging musical theatre writers showcase new songs, interpreted by Broadway performers in the 4th annual Broadway Sings for PKD, raising awareness of Polycystic Kidney Disease and funds for the PKD Foundation.