Photo Flash: Coyote REP's Rising Moon Gala

In celebration of Coyote REP's second season their Second Annual Rising Moon Gala was held on November 3 at the historic Player's Club (16 Gramercy Park South). Entertainment was provided by Award winning actor John Epperson (aka Lypsinka) and Broadway Stars of In the Heights, Mandy Gonzalez and Chris Jackson.  Gonzalez and Jackson, who sang selections from the show as well as some of there personal favorites, were accompanied by the Musical Director of In The Heights Alex Lacamoire.

Coyote REP presented two "Moon" awards at the Gala, honoring outstanding contributions to the theater.  Jeremy Dobrish received the Moon Award for Outstanding Playwriting for his play Deception and John Martello received the Moon Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre.

Big prize winners of the auction and raffle won two tickets to the Tony Awards, two orchestra tickets to the Broadway show of their choice, tickets to the Drama Desk Awards, dinner for ten at the Players' Club provided by Elegant Affairs, Two-Day Hopper Passes to Disney World in Orlando, FL, VIP tickets to Finding Nemo, and a two night stay at a suite in the beautiful Lexington Hotel in downtown Orlando and NY Giants tickets.

Coyote REP is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to balancing process and production, committed to developing, producing and inspiring original plays through innovative means: (R)ecorded sound plays, an (E)lectronic documentary and (P)roductions for the stage -  REP. For more information, visit their website,

Photos by Sara Danielsen

Andrea Caban, Sean Tarrant (The Naked Eye Planets) and Michael Caban



Alex Lacamoire and Chris Jackson

Emcee Donnetta Lavinia Grays

Heidi Tokheim and Silas Seandel

Jeanne LaSala and Jeremy Dobrish

John Martello accepts his Moon Award

Carl Forsman (Advisory Board Member/Artistic Director of Keen Company) and Jeanne LaSala (Coyote REP Artistic Director)

Chris Jackson, Mandy Gonzalez and Jeremy Dobrish

Advisory Board Members Herb Blodgett and Carl Forsman

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