In addition to the stage and screen stars performing at Carnegie Hall, the monologues will be performed in Johannesburg by an all-female cast of acclaimed African actors as well children from the local township in South Africa on the same day.
“Anything you can do to humanize what's happening around the world is vitally important because we have a tendency to dehumanize people by treating them as concepts,” Sarandon says of the importance of The Children's Monologues, which has been previously performed in London in 2010, and again in 2015, all benefiting Dramatic Need, which is dedicated to using the creative arts to development issues and trauma in children in affected areas of Africa. “Just by telling their stories it will help people understand their humanity. Hopefully this evening will make us open our hearts.”
The Children’s Monologues will be performed at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 13.