Monday, October 3, 2022 At Chelsea Factory, 547 W.26th St, NYC
According to Moisés Kaufman, “A Tectonic Cabaret made its debut in 2019 and was one of the most joyful events we’ve had the pleasure of creating.” “This year’s event is already the most prosperous fundraising event in Tectonic Theater Project’s history, thanks to the generosity of our amazing patrons and sponsors and the commitment of our dedicated creative team! We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and are eager to keep creating ground-breaking new plays and offering our Institute’s top-notch education.
The inaugural James C. Hormel Award will be given to Amy Stursberg, and the late James Catherwood Hormel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Hormel, who financed groups to fight AIDS and advance human rights, was the first openly gay U.S. ambassador. After serving as Executive Director for 14 years, Stursberg is now the CEO of Schwarzman Scholars, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Foundation, and the Chair of the Board of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Hormel and Stursberg have both supported Tectonic Theater Project for a very long period.
All-star performers will take the stage in A Tectonic Cabaret, including Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, Darren Criss, Michael Urie, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” diva Sasha Velour, Ashley De La Rosa, Hailee Kaleem White, Colin Barkell, Danielle Lee Greaves, Tasha Michelle, Akira Sky, Jordan White, and ballet prodigy Benjamin Freemantle, who will make his NYC solo performance debut before appearing in Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room & Nine Sinatra Songs.
The New York City-based Tectonic Theater Project, led by its founder and creative director Moisés Kaufman, creates new plays utilizing its patented theater-making technique, Moment Work, as well as a rigorous process of research and cooperation in a laboratory setting. Since its inception in 1991, the company has written and produced over twenty plays and musicals, including 33 Variations, The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Here There Are Blueberries, the most recent world premiere play by Tectonic Theater Project, has just finished playing to rave reviews at La Jolla Playhouse.
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