Luna Stage and The United Tastes of America Co-Host Fundraising Dinner
Luna Stage and The United Tastes of America (formerly Syria Supper Club) have teamed up to co-host a memorable evening includes a full Syrian dinner and live entertainment on Sunday, March 3, from 6-9pm. This first-ever Luna Dinner is one night only, launching an annual fundraiser and community dinner series. Held at Luna Stage in West Orange, the March 3 event featuring jazz headliner Suzzanne Douglas, and supports both newly immigrated local refugee families and cutting-edge local theatre.
Luna Stage, a professional regional theatre located in the Valley Arts District of West Orange, produces thought-provoking new plays in conjunction with powerful community conversations. In addition to their MainStage productions, Luna offers classes for youth and adults, new play readings, film screenings, and more. Now playing is the world premiere of Christina Gorman's cybersecurity drama, Roan @ the Gates. Find out more about Luna Stage at www.LunaStage.org.
The United Tastes of America supports recently settled refugee families in a unique and powerful model of community involvement through food. This benefit dinner will be prepared by our new Syrian neighbors who will use their traditional cooking skills to provide a mouthwatering banquet Syrian food. Meals like this, often shared in homes around the area, present an opportunity for refugees, who have been defined for too long as victims, to share knowledge and skills unique to them. Our events and other programming forge connections across communities and help set our new neighbors on a path of greater independence and confidence in their new lives here in in the USA. Learn more about The United Tastes of America at www.theunitedtastesofamerica.org.
Suzzanne Douglas will perform original and re-imaged jazz compositions with her quintet. Best known for her roles in The Parent 'Hood with Robert Townsend, How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Angela Bassett, and Tap with Savion Glover and Gregory Hines, Douglas recently finished principal photography on the feature film, Really Love, where she co-starred with Blair Underwood. Douglas will appear in the upcoming Netflix limited series, Five, directed by Oscar-nominated Ava DuVernay.
Tickets are $125: $55 directly supports The United Tastes of America, and another $50 is tax-deductible. Space is limited; tickets are available at www.LunaStage.org/Dinner or by calling 973-395-5551 x10.
About Luna Stage
Luna Stage develops and produces vibrant plays about local and global experiences. Luna brings communities together for artistic events that catalyze conversations and create understanding and change. Firmly rooted in New Jersey's Valley Arts District of Orange and West Orange-a crossroads of cultures-the Company celebrates the diverse voices that surround us. Luna Stage is dedicated to eliminating barriers to participation and nurturing the next generation of audiences and artists.
Luna's classes for children and adults, and its developmental programs for early career artists, inspire community members to nurture their own creativity and vision.
Luna Stage has contributed to the development of over 80 new works for the stage, earning a reputation for artistic excellence. Some of those plays have gone on to productions in New York City and beyond. Luna's unique approach to producing, as well as the work itself, fosters an environment of inclusivity, understanding, and infinite possibility.