PLAY READING

Opening Act’s Annual Play Reading Gala was absolutely MAGICAL! And YOU can still join us in supporting Arts in ACTion!

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Directed by Tony Award Winner, Rachel Chavkin, with Creative Direction by Hamilton’s Associate & Supervising Director, Patrick Vassel, and featuring student, alum, and celebrity performances, our annual Play Reading Gala was so spectacular! Thanks to our community for helping us BRING THE JOY back to the stage!

See beautiful photos from the event HERE!

OPENING ACT’S 

ANNUAL PLAY READING GALA

ARTS IN ACTION!

APRIL 4, 2022

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

🗓SCHEDULE

✔️6:30 PM- Dinner Guests Arrive (table sponsors and their guests)
✔️7:30 PM- All Guests Arrive (reception & performance)
This includes: MONOLOGUE, IMPROV, ENSEMBLE, & HOST COMMITTEE tickets
✔️8:00 PM- Performances and Award Ceremony
✔️9:15 PM- Post performance toast
✔️10:00 PM- Event concludes

🕺🏽DRESS

Business, Festive, or Cocktail

CHECK-IN PROCESS

– Vaccination status checked
– Bags will be inspected by museum security
– Check-in by last name to receive your table number (dinner guests)
and theater tickets
– Coat Check
TABLE HOSTS PLEASE NOTE: we will provide you an envelope with
theater tickets for ALL of your table guests.

COVID PROTOCOL **IMPORTANT**

All guests are required to be fully vaccinated and vaccination status
will be checked on-site (paper, smartphone, Excelsior Pass, etc.).

Please bring proof of vaccination and a government-issued photo ID.

Masks are optional for the dinner and cocktail reception portion of the evening.

Masks will be available on site and must be worn in the theater during
the performance.

If you have any questions please contact, Oshadi Kelly at
oshadi@openingact.org.

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Opening Act is proud to announce our inaugural Legacy Award in honor of IHS Markit and their steadfast support of Opening Act. We are grateful for IHS Markit’s history of corporate sponsorship championing our programs and students!

A round of applause for our ARTS IN ACTION LEGACY AWARD Corporate Honoree:

 


 

Many thanks to our ARTS IN ACTION Sponsors:

FLEMING WEALTH MANAGEMENT


And special shoutout to our Partner Organization:

For more information, or to become a sponsor, please contact Director of Advancement, Oshadi Kelly, at oshadi@openingact.org.


Stay tuned for updates on our star-studded cast, and follow Opening Act on INSTAGRAMFACEBOOKLINKED IN, TWITTER, and YOUTUBE for live updates and fun video content!

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Gregg Arst, Kym Blanchard, Nikki Calliste, Leah Day VanHorn, Warachal Faison, Michael Fleming, Sari Granat, Iliana Guibert, Pam Hacker, Ali Kamin, Nicole Kwan, Maza Tiyi Myrie, Jonathan Schorr, Ira Schreck, Rahul Tripathi, Jamie Trowbridge, Chris Wilkens

ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD: Brittany Adebumola, Uzo Aduba, Kristen Bell, Rachel Chavkin, Dominique Fishback, Alexa L. Fogel, Marcus Gardley, Jared Gertner, Caleb Grandoit, Richard Hester, Matt Hoverman, Odley Jean, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Aja Naomi King, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kenny Leon, Kobi Libii, Donald Margulies, Michael Mastro, Andrew McCarthy, Susan Mufson, Lizabeth Newman, Christopher Oscar Peña, Anthony Ramos, Jean Smart, Cecily Strong, Patrick Vassel, Michelle Williams, Tracey Scott Wilson

JUNIOR BOARD:Jo Anthony, Alexandria Bellivan, Maura Cassidy, Erin Gifford, Jackie Eustis, Shelly Grinshpun, Marion Herbert, Andres Martinez, Johnny Mickens, Anastasia Pronin, Valerie Yuen

PLAY READING COMMITTEE: Loren Black, Kym Blanchard, John Cowan, Stephanie Dauman, Pam Hacker, Marion Herbert, Dana Herrman, Ali Kamin, Lauren Keil & the Chelsea Factory Team, Nicole Kwan, Jennifer Marrus, Jen Pehr, Jon Ross, Jonathan Schorr, Ira Schreck

 

This event will be in-person as long as it remains safe to gather when the time comes. CDC and NYS COVID protocols will be followed.

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THANKS!