Much Ado About Shakespeare – Gala

Much Ado About Shakespeare – Gala

Wolf Trap National Park

Monday, October 3, 2022

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Performance
8:30 p.m. Seated Dinner

Forest Formal Attire

Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Side ShowOnce Upon a One More Time) leads the entertainment as we gather to honor John Douglas Thompson with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Acting and Landon Butler with the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts.

The 2022 Gala returns to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts’ sylvan glades to add natural beauty (and safety) to this evening of entertainment and merriment in the company of kindred spirits. Everything—reception, performance, and dinner—takes place in lovely, protected outdoor event pavilions, led by STC’s irrepressible Artistic Director Simon Godwin. The Gala raises funds for our artistic, education, and community programs year-round.

Directed by STC’s Director of Equity and Enrichment LeeAnét Noble.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts | 1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA

Click here to view the digital program

2022 Sponsors

Lead Sponsor:
Michael R. Klein and Joan I. Fabry
Landon and Carol Butler 

Anita Antenucci
Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
Stefanie Erkiletian

Alka and Sudhakar Kesavan
Abbe Lowell and Molly Meegan
Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin 

Jane and Barbara Harman 

Lead Actor: 
Robyn and Jeremy Bash
Michael Beriss and Jean Carlson
Chevy Chase Trust
Gail Dady
Steve Elmendorf
Robert and Carolyn Falb
Miles Gilbourne and Nina Zolt
Kingdon and Kristen Gould
John and Meg Hauge

Larry and Jana Hough
Jerry and Isabel Jasinowski
Scott and Janine Kaufmann
Emily Lenzner and Vivek Jain
Gail and Jeff MacKinnon
Jacqueline B. Mars
Bernard and Mary McKay
Melissa Moss and Jonathan Silver
Michael Paese, Esq.
Kathy and Fernando Rondon

Stephen and Lisa Ryan
Joya and Sumeet Shrivastava
Gabriella and Douglas Smith
Patricia and David Vos
Rob Wilder and Think Food Group
Alan and Irene Wurtzel

Supporting Actor: 
Monica and David Dixon
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
Ed Norton
Srikant and Manjula Sastry

Silent Auction

This year's Virtual Silent Auction is now LIVE and will be open from Sep 28–Oct 3. Bid on lavish trips, sweet tickets, and one-of-a-kind STC props and memorabilia. All funds raised go toward STC's education and community outreach initiatives.

There are two ways to register for the Silent Auction:

1. Text STCGala to 243725 or

2. Click the link here and sign in at the top right


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About the Annual Gala

Since its inception in 2006, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual event has been hailed by Washington Life Magazine as the “most buzzed-about gala” and provides indispensable funds for the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s artistic, education, and community programs year-round.
2022 Honorary Gala Co-Chairs
Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, The British Ambassador, and Mr. Charles Roxburgh

2022 Gala Co-Chairs
Robyn and Jeremy Bash
Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath and Dr. Sebastian Heath
Nichole Francis Reynolds and Fred Reynolds III

H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of The United Arab Emirates
H.E. Jasem Albudaiwi, Ambassador of Kuwait

H.E. Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of Monaco
H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany

H.E. Mikko Hautal, Ambassador of Finland
H.E. Radovan Javorcik, Ambassador of Slovakia
H.E. Priyanthi Kanakaratna, Ambassador of Bangladesh
H.E. Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece
H.E. Jacques Pitteloud, Ambassador of Switzerland
H.E. Jose Manuel Del Gallego Romualdez, Ambassador of The Republic of the Philippines
H.E. Jose Tomas Perez Vasquez, Ambassador of The Dominican Republic
H.E. Martin Weiss, Ambassador of Austria