PRESS RELEASE – NEW YORK, NY, May 08, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Acclaimed actress, writer and producer Amy Brenneman was acknowledged today for participation in The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) award-winning PSA “Escape the Stall” at CCFA’s annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.
“I hope my involvement can help spark a dialogue and support,” actress and producer Amy Brenneman said. “Someone you know — family, friends, co-workers, neighbors — is struggling with IBD right now. And he or she deserves our help. It’s time we stood up to this condition.”
The campaign, created with the pro-bono support of ad agency Draftfcb, features Brenneman, who has suffered from ulcerative colitis, and is now a proud supporter of CCFA. The campaign also includes the feet of everyday people where they spend far too much time — in bathroom stalls.
On Monday night, May 6th, Amy joined Playwrights Horizons in New York City to celebrate and honor the women writers of Playwrights Horizons and Leslie Marcus on her 20th anniversary as Managing Director at the 2013 Playwrights Horizons Gala.
Amy was among the evening’s presenters, and was excited to celebrate with her peers from the theater where she starred in “Rapture, Blister, Burn” last spring.
The Gala was a fitting tribute to Leslie for her unparalleled contributions to this organization, and to the outstanding women writers whose work has been seen on the stages of Playwrights Horizons over the past 42 seasons.