Photo Flash: Rattlestick Playwrights 13th Anniversary Gala

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater celebrated its 13th Anniversary Gala Benefit on October 1 at Caroline's on Broadway (1626 Broadway, at 50th St).

Special entertainment for the evening featured performances by Remy Auberjonois, Anastasia Barzee, Bill Bowers, J. Michael Friedman, Norm Lewis and Aaron Tveit.  Playwrights in attendance included Arthur Kopit, Adam Rapp, Lucy Thurber, Craig Lucas, Adam Bock and Marcy Heisler

Rattlestick is a multi award-winning 501(c)3 company and recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial Obie Award for their development and production of new and innovative plays. In order to best foster the future voices of American Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's mission is to provide a positive, nurturing experience for emerging playwrights; to present diverse and challenging plays that otherwise might not be produced. Committed to the creation, development and production of new works and of new writers. At Rattlestick, producing the playwright is as important as producing the play. In putting the playwright first, Rattlestick seeks to help writers explore their craft, giving full voice to a wide range of perspectives and ideas.  For more information visit

Photos by Rob Rich:

Sandra Coudert (Managing Director) Gary Stadtmauer, Anne Joyce and Madeline McEneney

Cynthia Coudert, Jim Rosenwald, David Van Asselt (Artistic Director), Mimi Rosenwald, Sandra Coudert and Nancy Durr

Remy Auberjonois, Anastasia Barzee and Michael Cullen

David Van Asselt and Arthur Kopit

Adam Rapp, Katherine Waterston and Patch Darragh

Michael Cullen, Lucy Thurber and Jacob Murphy

Doug Nevin (Event Co-Chair) and Lawrence Benenson (Event Co-Chair)

Sandra Coudert (Managing Director)

David Van Asselt (Artistic Director)

Remy Auberjonois

Bill Bowers

Anastasia Barzee

Craig Lucas

Aaron Tveit

Norm Lewis

Cynthia Coudert, Norm Lewis, Rick Moranis and Sandra Coudert

Sandra Coudert and Bill Bowers

Matthew Moreno and Chelea DeOrio

Cindy Farkas-Glanzrock and Marcie Heisler

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