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Harman Center for the Arts
Annual Gala

Sunday, October 5, 2014

6:00 p.m. Performance
Sidney Harman Hall

8:00 p.m. Dinner and Dancing
National Building Museum

Honorees 
William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre: John Hurt, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg
Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts: The Beech Street Foundation

Join Gala Co-Chairs Meg and John Hauge and Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin and purchase your tickets today to "Washington's most buzzed-about gala" (Washington Life).

Your sponsorship will provide indispensable funding for the Shakespeare Theatre Company's dynamic community outreach and arts education programs, including the annual Free For All. Supporting the Gala will allow STC's Education Department to serve more than 20,000 children and adults this season through comprehensive school, training, community access and audience enrichment programs that make Shakespeare and classical theatre exciting and accessible both on and off the stage.

To purchase tickets please contact Moriah Mills at 202.608.6309 or HCAGala@shakespearetheatre.org

One of Washington’s top 20 benefits and galas, the Harman Center for the Arts Gala provides indispensable funds for the Theatre’s education and community engagement programs including the annual Free For All. The yearly “Free For All” has allowed more than 640,000 people to see free performances of Shakespeare since its inception in 1991. Additionally, 35,000 D.C.-area students have attended a world-class production through the Shakespearience Student Matinee Program and 14,000 public high school students have explored Shakespeare’s work through Text Alive! The Shakespeare Theatre Company is active in every DC Public and Public Charter secondary school and provides programming in 100 schools from across the region.

The evening begins with a special multidisciplinary performance in Sidney Harman Hall including the presentation of the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Acting and The Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. Guests will be transported to the stunning atmosphere of the National Building Museum, one of D.C.’s premier event spaces, to mingle with the stars of the evening and enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing. Reserve your tickets soon—this unique evening is not to be missed!

Gala Co-Chairs
Meg and John Hauge
Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin

Gala Committee
Nick and Marla Allard
Stephen E. Allis
Anita Antenucci
Brian and Jennifer Coulter
Donn and Sharon Davis
David and Marijke Dupree
Stefanie Erkiletian
Carolyn and Robert Falb
Jerry and Isabel Jasinowski
Kevin and Stephani Kolevar
Abbe David Lowell and Molly A. Meegan
Stephen and Lisa Ryan
Pauline Schnieder
Melissa Moss and Jonathan Silver
Frederick and Elizabeth Singer
Tom and Cathie Woteki

The Harman Center for the Arts Gala After Hours is a great opportunity for DC’s trendy young professional crowd to enjoy this unique event. For more information please visit our After Hours Page.

The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre will be presented to John Hurt, Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg for their contributions to classical theatre in America and their prolific careers spanning multiple decades and iconic roles on stage, film and television.  John Hurt has kept his roots in classical theatre while starring on the small and large screen, from early film roles in Alien and The Elephant Man through Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the Harry Potter movies, and television roles from Caligula to Doctor Who. He has been a constant presence in major theatres around the world, including his recent STC appearance in Krapp’s Last Tape. Stacy Keach, well known to STC audiences for his portrayals of Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Falstaff, has been considered one of America’s leading classical actors since his beginnings with the New York Shakespeare Festival. His diverse career in TV and cinema runs from Mike Hammer to last year’s Nebraska. Diana Rigg has been renowned for her classical stage work since her early fame as The Avengers’ Emma Peel through her current role on Game of Thrones. In her work at the RSC and elsewhere she has played nearly every leading female classical role, including her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Medea.

The Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts will be presented this year to the Beech Street Foundation.  Accepting the award will be Jeffrey Bauman and his wife, Linda Fienberg, the co-Trustees of the foundation.  Mr. Bauman has been a Trustee of the Shakespeare Theatre Company since 1992. STC’s signature arts education program, Text Alive!, now in its 24th year, was created in 1990 with a multi-year funding commitment from the Beech Street Foundation.  The Beech Street Commissions have been responsible for STC’s commissioning of new works of theatre including The Liar, winner of the Charles MacArthur award for Best New Play, and The Heir Apparent, both by David Ives, and Wallenstein, adapted by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. The next commission, The Metromaniacs, also by David Ives, will be produced later this season. The latest project supported by the Beech Street Foundation is District Shakespeare, an arts access program created in 2011 to build connections between STC and every secondary school in D.C. Public School and D.C. Public Charter Schools.

More details coming soon!

Patron Levels and Benefits

Platinum Benefactor Table(s): $50,000
12 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $2,100

  1. One table for 12 at the Gala Dinner in a premium location; two seats may be designated for celebrity and other VIP guests
  2. Premium seating for you and your guests at the Gala Performance
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to attend a brunch at the British Ambassador’s Residence
  4. Invitation for you and your guests to one additional exclusive Gala event
  5. Invitation for 2 to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  6. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2014-2015 Season
  7. Full page recognition in the Gala Program
  8. 2014-2015 season subscription for 2 for all Shakespeare Theatre Company productions (excluding Opening Night)
  9. Invitations and special discounts for STC Education programs throughout the 2014-15 season including but not limited to: Special performances geared at elementary-age children, acting classes and summer camp discounts
  10. Private backstage tour for up to 10 people (upon request)
  11. An STC Education workshop presented at a school of your choice



To purchase tickets please contact:
Moriah Mills
Special Events Manager
202.608.6309
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Gold Benefactor Table(s): $25,000
10 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $1,750

  1. One table for 10 at the Gala Dinner in a prime location; two seats may be designated for celebrity and other VIP guests
  2. Premium seating for you and your guests at the Gala Performance
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to attend a brunch at the British Ambassador’s Residence
  4. Invitation for the host couple to one additional exclusive Gala event
  5. Invitation for 2 to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  6. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2014-2015 Season
  7. Half page recognition in the Gala Program
  8. Invitations and special discounts for STC Education programs throughout the 2014-15 Season including but not limited to: Special performances geared at elementary-age children, acting classes and summer camp discounts.
  9. Private backstage tour for up to 10 people (upon request)



To purchase tickets please contact:
Moriah Mills
Special Events Manager
202.608.6309
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Silver Benefactor Table(s): $10,000
10 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $1,750

  1. One table for 10 at the Gala Dinner in a prime location
  2. Prime seating for you and your guests at the Gala Performance
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to attend a brunch at the British Ambassador’s Residence.
  4. An invitation for two to one additional exclusive Gala event
  5. Invitation for 2 to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  6. Prominent listing in the Gala Program
  7. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2014-2015 Season
  8. Invitations and special discounts for STC Education programs throughout the 2014-15 Season including but not limited to: Special performances geared at elementary-age children, acting classes and summer camp discounts



To purchase tickets please contact:
Moriah Mills
Special Events Manager
202.608.6309
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Gold Patron Ticket(s): $5,000
2 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $350

  1. Two tickets to the Gala Dinner in a prime location
  2. Two tickets to the Gala Performance in a prime location
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to attend a brunch at the British Ambassador’s Residence
  4. An invitation for two to one additional exclusive Gala event
  5. Invitation for two to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  6. Prominent listing in the Gala Program
  7. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2014-2015 Season
  8. Invitations and special discounts for STC Education programs throughout the 2014-15 Season including but not limited to: Special performances geared at elementary-age children, acting classes and summer camp discounts.
  9. Private backstage tour for up to 10 people (upon request)
  10. Invitations and special discounts for STC Education programs throughout the 2014-15 season including but not limited to: Special performances geared at elementary-age children, acting classes and summer camp discounts



To purchase tickets please contact:
Moriah Mills
Special Events Manager
202.608.6309
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Silver Patron Ticket(s): $1,000
1 ticket

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $175

  1. One prime seat for the Gala Performance and Dinner
  2. Invitations for you to attend a brunch at the British Ambassador’s Residence
  3. Listing in the Gala Program
  4. Invitations and special discounts for STC Education programs throughout the 2014-15 Season including but not limited to: Special performances geared at elementary-age children, acting classes and summer camp discounts



To purchase tickets please contact:
Moriah Mills
Special Events Manager
202.608.6309
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Patron Ticket(s):$750
1 ticket

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $175

  1. One seat for the Gala Performance and Dinner
  2. Listing in the Gala Program



To purchase tickets please contact:
Moriah Mills
Special Events Manager
202.608.6309
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Platinum Benefactor
Houlihan Lokey
Michael R. Klein and Joan I. FabryGold Benefactor
Anita Antenucci
Miguel and Patricia Estrada
Miguel A. Estrada and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kristin and Kingdon Gould
George and Georgia Stamas and Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Suzanne and Glenn YoungkinSilver Benefactor
John B. Beckman, David A. Gibbons and Richard T. Horan Jr.
Thomas Campbell and Gail Dady
Carol and Landon Butler
Comcast Corporation
DirecTV
Steven and Deborah Epstein
Peter Finn
Donald Graham
Harman Family Foundation
John and Meg Hauge
Jeffrey M. Kaplan
David J. Lee
Kris Morris
National Building Museum
Denis and Tamara O'Sullivan
Stephen M. Ryan and Lisa Frasco Ryan
Vicki and Roger Sant
Doug and Gabriela Smith
Judith Morris and Marvin WeissbergBenefactor
Esthy and Jim Adler
Nick and Marla Allard
Altria Group
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Greg Dovel
Marilyn and Michael Glosserman
Catherine Held
Steve and Judy Hopkins
Mike and Gina House
Chris and Kathleen Matthews
Theodore B. Olson and Lady Booth Olson
Robert S. and Martha T. Osborne
Anne and Daniel Toohey
Lynn and Jonathan YarowskyGold Patron
Anonymous
Ballard Spahr LLP
Francois Begin and Sabine Engelhard
Lisa and David Blatt
Ted and Helen Boutrous
Buffy and William Cafritz
Leslie and Ray Clevenger
George and Kellyanne Conway
Kenneth W. Crow
David Debold and Vicky Debold
Richard and Christina Doren
Tom J. Downey and Carol M. Browner
EagleBank
Roy Englert and Daniel Boettcher
The Honorable and Mrs. Melvyn J. Estrin
Angela D. Fox
Mark and Beth Filip
Golden & Cohen LLC
Kevin Hennessy
John Hill
Thomas G. Hungar
J.F. Lehman & Company
JM Zell Partners, LTD
Dan and Jessica Katz
Rebecca Klemm
Alice and Bill Konze
Ken and Carol Lackey
David A. Lamdin
Jim and Michelle Lavelle
Judith A. Lee
Marlene and Fred Malek
Peter Malone and Catherine Alden Malone
Dorothy and Bill McSweeny
Hazel C. Moore
Ann and Bill Nitze
John F. Olson
Alan and Marsha Paller
James Pedas and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation
Ann and Walter Pincus
Toni Ritzenberg
Peter D. Rosenstein
Pauline Schneider
Judi Seiden
Victor Shargai and Craig Pascal
Meredith Siegfried
Eden and Jerry Rafshoon
Phil Sharp
Elizabeth and George Stevens
Ed Stucky
Amir Tayrani and Adria Villar
Christine Varney and Tom Graham
Tom and Cathie Woteki
Alan and Irene WurtzelPatron
Carol and Ken Adelman
Howard B. Adler and Tanya Potter Adler
Jeffrey S. Akman and Steven Scott Mazzola
Richard Appel
BGV Construction
Lucy Reilly Fitch
Amy Forbes
Tim and Susan Gibson
Abigail Golden-Vazquez
The Mark and Anne Hansen Foundation
Amy Howe and Tom Goldstein
Kristin A. Goodfellow
Leander Gray
Douglas McCormick
Gregory and Teresa Fort Piasecki
Jennifer H. Rearden
Charles Rossotti
Dexter and Melissa Walker
Sharon White
Suzan ZimmermanContributor
Charles and Kathleen Arberg
Christopher Bellini
Dowd Bennett LLP
Harry and Daria Berman
CM Equity Partners
Manus and Theresa Cooney
Seth and Pam Farber
Ira M. Feinberg
Karen and Baruch Fellner
Scott and Sara R. Fisher
Daniel Floyd
Christy and Graham Gerst
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hoover
Jeff and Margaret Hudson
Gregory and Simone Katsas
William J. Kilberg
Daniel and Jay Kim
Janine and Marshall King
George K. Kollitides III
Greg and Lillian Lennox
Joseph and Jennifer Lower
Kerri Martin Bartlett
Randy Michael Mastro and Jonine Lisa Bernstein
Douglas Mayer
Derek A. McDowell
Kate Medina
John M. and Julie L. Meersman
Philip Mindlin
Daniel and Susan Plaine
Stuart M. and Wendy L. Riback
Benjamin and Nicolle Rippeon
Hattie Ruttenberg and Jon Molot
Patricia Larsen Scalia and Eugene Scalia
Gene and Martha Schaerr
Sam and Karen Seymour
Audrey Strauss
William Glenn Yarborough
Debra Wong Yang
S.M. Witzel