A.R.T. Gala to Celebrate Diane Paulus' 10th Anniversary Season and Honor Drew Gilpin Faust

A.R.T. Gala to Celebrate Diane Paulus' 10th Anniversary Season and Honor Drew Gilpin Faust

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) announces the details of its annual gala to be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.

Under the leadership of gala co-chairs Roann Costin, Fay & Bill Shutzer, and Lis Tarlow & Steve Kay, A.R.T. will present an evening of dining and entertainment, building on the success of last year's gala, which raised nearly $1.3 million-a record-in support of the theater's mission to expand the boundaries of theater.

The evening will feature performances by Davóne Tines and the cast of A.R.T.'s 2018 world premiere production The Black Clown, and several surprises. The musical program will be directed by Zack Winokur (The Black Clown, Run AMOC! Festival). Lance Horne(ExtraOrdinary, Cabaret, Prometheus Bound) will provide music direction.

Cocktail hour will begin at 6PM, followed by dinner, a live auction, and the artistic program. Catering will be provided by The Catered Affairand floral arrangements will be designed by Ilex Designs.

The evening will also include the presentation of the 2019 A.R.T. Angel Award to Harvard University President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust in recognition of her tireless efforts to elevate the role of the arts on the University's campus and beyond. As Professor Faust has said, "The arts invite a shift in perception and understanding that is at the heart of all learning. Projects that elevate the profile of the arts and art making enrich campus communities and encourage imagination and innovation - two essential drivers of human progress."

Faust dedicated much of her tenure as President to developing a more vibrant arts culture at Harvard, including launching the Theater, Dance & Media concentration. Her own scholarship served as inspiration for A.R.T.'s participation in the National Civil War Project (2012-2015), an initiative that investigated the War and commemorated its 150th anniversary through productions, readings, panel discussions, and academic courses.

Individual supporter tickets to the gala begin at $1,000. Full and half-table sponsorship packages, as well as corporate sponsorship opportunities, are available online at americanrepertorytheater.org/gala.

Proceeds from the gala will support the theater's artistic programming as well as its education and community engagement programs initiatives. Dedicated to making theater accessible, the A.R.T. provides subsidized tickets, mentoring opportunities, innovative theater workshops, artist talks, and more.

Additional information is available and tickets and tables may be purchased on the A.R.T. website: americanrepertorytheater.org/gala. For further information contact the A.R.T. Development Department at 617.496.2000 x8912 or by e-mail at rsvp@amrep.org.

Photo Credit: Susan Lapides

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