The Wooster Group's Spring Benefit Will Be Held April 2 At The Performing Garage

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The Wooster Group will hold a spring benefit on Tuesday, April 2 at the company's home, The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street). The event will be hosted by Sam Gold, with Frances McDormand and Joel Coen, Cindy Sherman, and Maura Tierney, and will feature a musical performance by Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Loudon Wainwright III.

The evening kicks off with drinks at 6:30 PM, followed by an intimate dinner created by chef Alejandro Alcocer of L'Estudio, with wine donated by Thackery & Company Winemakers. Attendees will dine family-style alongside the hosts, benefit committee members, and the Wooster Group company including Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, Ari Fliakos, and Scott Shepherd. The evening will conclude with the musical performance.

The benefit brings together several artists who have worked closely with The Wooster Group in the last twenty years. Host Sam Gold, who won a Tony Award for directing Fun Home, was assistant director and dramaturg with The Wooster Group from 2003-2005. Gold is currently directing the Broadway production of King Lear starring Glenda Jackson.

Gold will be joined by three longtime Wooster Group artistic associates: Frances McDormand, Maura Tierney and Suzzy Roche. McDormand, an Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe awardee, has performed with the company in North Atlantic; To You, The Birdie! (Phèdre); and Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation. Tierney, an Emmy awardee for The Affair, first worked with the Group in North Atlantic and now appears in its production The Town Hall Affair. Roche, a singer/songwriter and member of the Roche Sisters, has performed in the Group's House/Lights, To You, The Birdie! (Phèdre), Cry, Trojans! (Troilus & Cressida), Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation and A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique).

The Wooster Group's benefit committee features Rita Ackermann, George Ahl, Yesim Ak, Nancy Barber and William Stone, Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz, Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels, Nancy Campbell, Molly Davies, Jeffrey Deitch, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Robert Gober and Donald Moffett, Laurie Hawkinson and Henry Smith-Miller, Titia Hulst, Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster, Joan Jonas, Alan Mark and Jeffrey Fraenkel, Frances McDormand, Orentreich Family Foundation, The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, David Salle, and Tanya Selvaratnam.

All proceeds from the benefit will support The Wooster Group's creation of new work for theater.

For tickets, visit www.thewoostergroup.org/benefit or (212) 966-9796.



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