On May 12, 2020, at 6:02 PM, Harlem Stage <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Friends and Family,We hope you and yours are healthy and safe during this challenging time.
As many of you know, we serve on the Board of Directors of HARLEM STAGE, whose mission is to ensure that the voices of Artists of color, continue to be a part of the cultural landscape, here in New York City and through-out the World!
This time of year is our most important fund-raising time, and normally we are gearing up for our FABULOUS GALA, that truly is the best party in town!
Well, as the say, “Necessity is the Mother of INVENTION”, and this year’s HARLEM STAGE GALA is coming directly to YOU in the comfort of your home, via the “World Wide Web”!
We are hoping you will “tune in” to Facebook or Instagram on whatever “device” you choose, on May 18th at 7:00pm, and join us as we Host this year’s celebration. All the details on Who, What, Where, When, and How are below.
So, mark your calendars to be a part of this joyous occasion!
—LaChanze and “Tunie”JOIN US ON MONDAY, MAY 18 AT 7PM
Hosted by award-winning Broadway, television & film actor, LaChanze, producer, director, and award-winning actor, Tamara Tunie, and award-nominated, rising Broadway actor,
Celia Rose Gooding.
Featuring new and archival performances by Nona Hendryx, José James, Jason Moran, and more. With appearances by MSNBC Host and Anchor, Joy Reid, dance legend Bill T. Jones, stars of television and film, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, and more.
WAYS TO WATCH: Facebook & Instagram
Please DONATE NOW and join us on May 18!
SPONSORS AND KEY SUPPORTERS
John Josephson and Carolina Zapf—SESAC
Courtney F. Lee-Mitchell* and Marcus Mitchell
Michael A. Young* —Vision Marketing
JoAnn K. Chase*—JoAnn K Chase Company
Angela Glover Blackwell*
Reginald Van Lee and Corey L. McCathern
Kathleen and Henry Chalfant
Estelle Parsons and Peter Zimroth
Maxine and John Potts
GALA COMMITTEETracy L. Austin
Stefany* and Simon Bergson
Patty and Bill Cannon
Caroline and Paul Cronson
Angelina Fiordelissi and Matt Williams
William Holtzman and Sylvia Shepard
Massimo Iacoboni and James King
Jenette Kahn* and Al Williams
Kasi Lemmons and Vondi C. Hall
The Janus Management, Inc.
Lynn Nottage and Tony Gerber
Daniel J. Osheyack*
Joy-Ann and Jason Reid
Robyn L Stein
Elizabeth Streb and Laura Flanders
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C.
Milly Hawk Daniel
Ruth and Stephen Hendel
Local One IATSE Theatrical Stage Employees
Carol Wood Moore
L. Joshua Schmell
Fran and Barry Weissler* Board members
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT GIBNEY DANCE
As an artist equally concerned with truth (towards shaping reality towards justice) and magic (towards employing imaginative and symbolic properties to shape reality towards justice), Nia Witherspoon finds conjuring with the archive to be an organic ancestral practice. This Living Gallery will share a short talk about how this methodology informs Witherspoon’s own practice, and then engage participants in a workshop where they can add conjure to their own archival or documentary obsessions.