Annual Gala

 

ANNUAL SPRING GALA
Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday

Monday, May 13, 2024
Gala and Silent Auction
Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York City

6:30 PM Cocktails/Silent Auction
7:30 PM Dinner/Program

 

Featuring the 20th Presentation of the
Samuel H. Scripps Award
for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement to

ROBERT A. CARO
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, three times winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award,

and member of the
TFANA Artistic Council

 

And the 13th Presentation of the Life in Art Award to

LEONARD TOW
leading New York philanthropist
AND THE TOW FOUNDATION

Gala Co-Chairs

Kathleen C. Walsh
Robert E. Buckholz

 

 

For Corporate Tickets or Corporate Table Sponsorships,
contact James Lynes:
jlynes@tfana.org or 646-553-3886.

 

 

Table Sponsorships

$40,000 Co-Sponsor: Premier table for 10, logo on invitation and program, with tribute ad (or logo) on screens at the event and on the Theatre’s Gala Auction website.

$25,000 Partner: Premium table for 10, Partner listing on invitation and program, with tribute ad (or logo) on screens at the event and listing on the Theatre’s Gala Auction website

$15,000 Patron: Priority table for 10, Patron listing on invitation and program, with tribute ad (or logo) on screens at the event and listing on the Theatre’s Gala Auction website.

$10,000 Benefactor: Table for 10, Benefactor listing on invitation and program, with tribute ad (or logo) on screens at the event and listing on the Theatre’s Gala Auction website.

 

Gala Tickets

$2,500 Supporter Ticket(s): Priority seating and Supporter listing on the invitation and program.

$1,500 Donor Ticket(s): Preferred seating and Donor listing on the invitation and program.

All but $200 per ticket is tax-deductible

 

Celebrate the Theatre or the evening’s Honorees with a Tribute Ad (or logo) projected on screens at the event

$2,500 for a fully tax-deductible tribute ad (or logo) displayed on screens at the event) 

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To make a pledge and to pay by check or other method, please contact Gavin Mckenzie at gmckenzie@tfana.org or call at 646-553-3890.

The Annual Gala raises significant support for TFANA’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning productions, as well as for its in-depth education programs that serve public school students in every borough of New York City.

Theatre for a New Audience’s elegant and entertaining Gala is attended by many of New York’s leading arts patrons and has been hosted by eminent theatre artists such as Jessica Hecht, Alfred Molina, Kristine Nielsen, and Maggie Siff. The Gala includes a cocktail reception, auction, seated dinner, and program.

Lead Sponsor

 

Watch the Highlights from the 2023 Gala!

 

The Samuel H. Scripps Award

Samuel H. Scripps (left) was a visionary philanthropist who played a pivotal role in supporting theatre and dance. For Theatre for a New Audience, Samuel Scripps made a leadership gift to enable the Theatre to expand its body of work in Shakespeare and classical drama and increase its season from two to three annual productions. Samuel Scripps championed Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He has provided leadership support to BAM, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, the American Dance Festival and the American Society for Eastern Arts where one summer in the 1970s, Julie Taymor first studied Asian art. This directly led to her study in Indonesia – an experience which has profoundly influenced her as an artist. Each year, we honor a great artist with the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement.

Past Scripps Honorees

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Arin Arbus
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Past Scripps Honorees:
Ayanna Thompson (2023), Harry Lennix (2022), Marie Maignan (2021), Jeffrey Horowitz (2020), Christian Camargo (2019), Arin Arbus (2018), Bartlett Sher (2017), Kathryn Hunter (2016), John Douglas Thompson (2015), F. Murray Abraham (2014), John Turturro (2013), Michael Boyd (2012), Robert Woodruff (2011), Julie Taymor (2010), Elliot Goldenthal (2010), Mark Rylance (2009), Wallace Shawn (2008), Cicely Berry CBE, Hon.D. Lit (2007), Tony Kushner (2006), and Robert Neff Williams (2005).
 

The Life in Art Award

Theatre for a New Audience’s Life in Art Award honors the achievements of individuals whose support for theatre has set the standard for leadership and generosity, and whose example has inspired others to ensure that theatre remains a vibrant part of our cultural life.  The award, a signed giclée print by Milton Glaser, is named for the autobiography by the great theatre artist Constantin Stanislavski, My Life in Art.


Past Life in Art Honorees

Terry Christensen
Terry Christensen
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Past Life in Art Honorees:
Audrey Heffernan Meyer (2023), Sally Brody (2022), Amanda Riegel and the Thompson Family Foundation (2021), Barbara G. Fleischman (2020), Anne Tatlock (2019), Terry Christensen (2018), Richard E. Feldman and the SHS Foundation (2017), Elayne Bernstein and Sol Schwartz (2016), Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP. (2015), Leonard Polonsky and Georgette Bennett (2014), Barry Salzberg, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (2013), Theodore C. Rogers, Former TFANA Board Chair (2012).