Tony Award, Humanitis Award, and NAACP Lifetime Achievement Theater Award winning Actor and "Lackawanna Blues" Playwright, Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to his hometown Buffalo, NY to inspire and motivate students at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, Bennett High School, Frank A. Sedita Academy, and Waterfront Elementary School on Monday, May 7.


Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who starred as City Police Captain Roy Montgomery in the ABC TV Series, "Castle", will speak to the students live at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, with a live simulcast being broadcast to the other three schools.

An article in Thursday's Buffalo News explains that the event is all a part of the "Success Looks Like Me" initiative.  The article credits local Black Capital Network President, Jennifer Parker, as saying the affair is sponsored by a group of local civic leaders who established an organization called the "Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative" (formed in 2008 at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo).

The goal of "Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative" is to aid disadvantaged youth.  According to the Buffalo News article (and Black Capital Network President ,Jennifer Parker) their mission statement is, "to endow the future of our youth by giving hem access to people, places, and experiences".

The Buffalo News also reports that Ruben Santiago-Hudson will appear at a fundraiser Monday evening at 6PM at the WNED Buffalo-Toronto studios on Lower Terrace.

The news article instructs anyone interested in tickets to the Gala Reception and Program, featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, to contact the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo @ 716-852-2857.

HBO Promo Video for "Lackawanna Blues" (Playwright - Ruben Santiago-Hudson)