I hope you saw this exciting invitation from Opening Act last week! We’d love to have you join us as we shine a spotlight on Opening Act students, backed by some serious star power (exciting cast announcements coming your way…)!
I love the work Opening Act does empowering New York City teenagers and I am so proud to be a member of their Artistic Advisory Board.
Can’t make it? Visit www.openingact.org/play-
Aja Naomi King
Award-winning actress, star of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
Join us for Opening Act’s 13th Annual Play Reading Gala on April 2, 2019!
The finest talent from stage and screen will perform original works
by Opening Act students! IN THEIR OWN WORDS is a one-time only, must-see event!
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
NEW WORLD STAGES
340 West 50th Street
Between 8th & 9th Avenues
VIP TABLE GUESTS
6:30-7:30 pm: VIP Chef’s Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing
7:30 pm:Pre-show reception with open wine bar & hors d’oeuvres
8:00 pm:Student and Celebrity performances
Post-show dessert and champagne toast
Exciting details about raffle prizes coming soon!
Past Play Readings have featured the talents of such actors as Uzo Aduba, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Cynthia Nixon, Aja Naomi King, Billy Porter, Auli’i Cravalho, John Slattery, Edie Falco, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Beau Bridges, Bernadette Peters, Dominique Fishback, and Courtney B. Vance, to name a few. Featured playwrights have included Lynn Nottage, Katori Hall, Donald Margulies, Tracey Scott Wilson, Christopher Oscar Peña, Ike Holter, and Marcus Gardley.
Gregg Arst, Loren Black, Kym Blanchard, Cristi Andrews Cohen, Leah Day VanHorn, Warachal Faison, Amanda Granacher, Sari Granat, Iliana Guibert, Elizabeth Buckley Lewis, Charon Marden, Maza Tiyi Myrie, Jennifer Pehr, Rahul Tripathi, Mark Weinress
Sandra Anojulu, Paul Cellupica, Carolyn Conrad, Philippe Dauman, Stephanie Dauman, Peg Donegan, Lahna Harper, Dana Herrman, Toan Huynh, Diane Jackson, Jennifer Jackson, Julia Kamin, Jean-Marc Levy, Jessica Linder, Jennifer Marrus, Cecile Lopez Mora, Jonathan Adam Ross, Andrew Schorr, Kyra Sedgwick, Maggie Walker
ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
Uzo Aduba, Kristen Bell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Rachel Chavkin, Dominique Fishback, Alexa L. Fogel, Marcus Gardley, Jared Gertner, Richard Hester, Matt Hoverman, Aja Naomi King, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kenny Leon, Kobi Libii, Donald Margulies, Michael Mastro, Andrew McCarthy, Susan Mufson, Lizabeth Newman, Christopher Oscar Peña, Louis Scheeder, Jean Smart, Cecily Strong, Patrick Vassel, Michelle Williams, Tracey Scott Wilson
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ali Kamin, Rahul Tripathi, Helen Lin, Loren Black, Gregg Arst, Omar Beer, Kym Blanchard, Elizabeth Buckley Lewis, Robert Burton, Nikki Calliste, Leah Day VanHorn, Warachal Faison, Michael Fleming, Sari Granat, Iliana Guibert, Pam Hacker, Maza Tiyi Myrie, Rohini Pragasam, Jamie Trowbridge, Jonathan Schorr, Ira Schreck, Chris Wilkens