Photo Coverage: Soho Rep Spring Gala
The Obie Award-winning theatre company Soho Rep presented its 2007 Spring Gala, hosted by award-winning actor and director Tim Blake Nelson (O, Brother Where Art Thou?, The Grey Zone) on Monday, May 14 at 101 Riverviews (101 Sixth Avenue, between Grand and Watts Streets - in Soho).
Included in the show were excerpts from new plays by artists including: Pulitzer-Prize nominated Will Eno (Thom Pain [Based on Nothing]), Nick Flynn (Alice Plays a Little Game, and Alice Always Wins), Jeremy Schwartz (Cause for Alarm), multiple Obie Award-winning Mac Wellman (Bad Penny), and the Nature Theater of Oklahoma. Performances featured luminaries from stage and screen including: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada, Sophie's Choice); Matt Dillon (You, Me and Dupree, There's Something About Mary); Lili Taylor (Factotum, Landscape of the Body); Joe Pantoliano (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, "The Sopranos"), Multiple Tony Award-winning Lois Smith, and many more. The evening also featured the announcement of the recipient of the first ever Soho Rep Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship, supported by The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation. The Spring Gala 07 committee members who were in attendance included: Edward Albee, Adam Bock, Eileen Fulton, and Buck Henry.
"Under the leadership of new Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Alexandra Conley, Soho Rep is dedicated to cultivating and producing new and unconventional plays. They perform to one of the youngest adult audiences in New York City, with over three-quarters of its audience aged 18-35. Ms. Benson is committed to expanding programming, and is launching a three-show Mainstage this coming season, in addition to opening up the majority of the theatres celebrated Lab and development programs to the public: continuing to raise the national and international profile of Soho Rep," state press materials.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Einar Scott and Eileen Fulton