Red Bull Theater to Honor Olympia Dukakis, Juliet Rylance and ART/New York with Matador Awards
Red Bull Theater has announced the Sixth Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 2nd, at 6pm, celebrating their 10th Anniversary and honoring Juliet Rylance, ART/New York, and Olympia Dukakis with the 2014 Matador Awards For Excellence In Classical Theater
Hosted by Marc Vietor, with Auctioneer Paige Davis and singer J. Bernard Calloway and Special Guests Emily Bergl, J. Smith-Cameron, Michael Cerveris, Robert Cuccioli, John Douglas Thompson, Denis O'Hare, Jefferson Mays, Patrick Page, Amanda Quaid, Everett Quinton, Matthew Rauch, Laila Robins, Jeremy Shamos, Stephen Spinella, Michael Stuhlbarg, and more, will offer an evening of live entertainment, fine dining, and great company at the chic Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery at East 3rd Street) with catering by Gemma.
Olympia Dukakis's Broadway credits include Rose (Drama Desk Award nominee), Social Security, Who's Who in Hell. London: Rose (Royal National Theatre), Credible Witness (Royal Court). Off-Broadway: The Milktrain Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, The Tempest, Singing Forest, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Curse of the Starving Class, Titus Andronicus, A Man's a Man (Obie Award), Electra and Peer Gynt at the Public Theatre. She is an Academy Award winner for her performance in Moonstruck, a role that also earned her a Golden Globe Award, American Comedy Award, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has appeared in more than 60 feature and short films, including Cloudburst (most recent), Mr. Holland's Opus, Steel Magnolias, Dad, Look Who's Talking I, II & III, Mighty Aphrodite, Jeffrey, Away From Her, among many others. Television: Bored to Death (most recent), Last of the Blond Bombshells (Judi Dench), Sinatra (Golden Globe Nominee), Joan of Arc (Emmy Nominee), Tales of the City, More Tales of the City (Emmy Nominee), and Further Tales of the City, among more than 40 others. She has performed in over 130 productions Off-Broadway and regionally at theatres including A.C.T., Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare & Co., and the Williamstown Summer Theatre Festival, where she also served as Associate Director. She was seen at Shakespeare & Co. last year in the title role of Mother Courage and Her Children. Founding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ for 19 years; also a founding member of the Actor's Company and the Charles Playhouse, both in Boston. She taught acting at NYU (graduate school) for fourteen years and teaches master classes for colleges and universities across the country. She has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Greek America Foundation and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor and received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Juliet Rylance is one of Hollywood's most sought after and engaging talents. Since beginning her career in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, she has already fostered an impressive body of work in film, television, and theatre. Rylance can soon be seen on the small screen in the Steven Soderbergh upcoming HBO series "The Knick," a period medical drama. Rylance will play the role of Cornelia Robertson opposite Clive Owen. Rylance's most recent film credit is her role as Tracy in the Summit Entertainment film Sinister, starring opposite Ethan Hawke. Rylance also produced and co-starred in Days and Nights, a modern-day film adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull opposite William Hurt and Katie Holmes. Rylance's other film credits include: the Golden Globe nominated film Frances Ha, Adam Shaw, and Animal. Rylance has received praise for her work on stage, winning an Obie Award for her performance as Rosalind in As You Like It, for Sam Mendes' The Bridge Project, and nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance as Desdemona in Othello for Theatre for A New Audience. Her additional theatre credits include Irina in Three Sisters (starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard), Sasha in Ivanov (starring opposite Ethan Hawke and Jolie Richardson), Varya in The Cherry Orchard (starring opposite John Turturro and Dianne Wiest), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Miranda in The Tempest, among many others.
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) is the leading service and advocacy organization for New York City's nonprofit theatres. Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists our more than 350 member theatres in managing their companies effectively so they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. Over the years, A.R.T./New York has earned a reputation as a leader in providing progressive services-from shared office and rehearsal spaces, to the nation's only capital loan fund specifically for theatres, to leadership development programs for emerging theatres-which have made the organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theatre community. In recognition of our substantial history of field leadership, innovation, and public service, A.R.T./New York has received numerous honors, including an OBIE Award, an Innovative Theatre Award, a 2008 New York City Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture, a 2010 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, and two consecutive Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund grants.
Celebrate Red Bull Theater, honor super contributors to classical theater, and be the first to hear about the 2014-'15 Season plans. To order tickets, visit www.redbulltheater.com or call 212/352-3101.