Campaign Leadership

Campaign Chair
Ted Rogers
“Brooklyn is experiencing a rebirth. Its changing demographic, led by a young, well educated, diverse cohort, is infusing new vigor into the community and is rapidly changing its cultural landscape. The City’s political and social leaders have responded by endorsing a bold new project of cultural development: the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. The District contemplates the assemblage of artistic organizations in integrated, street friendly architecture, centered on the venerable and respected Brooklyn Academy of Music. Theatre for a New Audience, one of New York’s and the country’s most recognized producers of Shakespeare and classical plays, has preformed for years to a growing audience, but without a permanent home. As its recognition has expanded and become world wide, this lack of home has become an impediment to growth and has imposed limits on the artistic freedom required for proper interpretation of its classical offerings. What could be a better pairing of interests? In 2011 Theatre for a New Audience broke ground on a state of the art facility offering directors and actors a supple space that can be conformed to the need of the plays performed. The theatre will be housed in an environmentally sustainable building designed by Hugh Hardy. Its transparent façade and street friendly construction will serve as a welcoming new landmark for the Cultural District – a fitting marriage of two visionary needs.”More information about Ted Rogers
Campaign Major Gifts Chair
Monica G-S. Wambold
Vice Chairs
Henry Christensen III
Audrey Heffernan Meyer
Janet Olshansky
Robert T. Schaffner 

Brooklyn Leadership Council
Henry Christensen III
Robert Buckholz and Lizanne Fontaine
Katharine and Peter Darrow
Elizabeth Stribling
Katherine Borowitz and John Turturro(list in formation)

Pictured above: Polonsky Shakespeare Center, photo ©David Sundberg/Esto.