Irondale’s 36th Anniversary Gala
MAY 20, 2019
Featuring the presentation of the
M. Edgar Rosenblum Award to
Ms. Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad, Tony Award winner, and honorary member of the Theatre Hall of Fame, has led a distinguished life on the stage, on television and in film including work on the Cosby show, numerous appearances on Broadway, and direction of the plays of August Wilson.
Her commitment to education resulted in her being named the first recipient of the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre at Fordham University, the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Carnegie Mellon University and Spelman College.
The Irondale Ensemble Project
And 2019 Gala Host Committee:
Honorary Chair, City Council Member Laurie Cumbo, District 35
Kim Quarles, Cynthia Grayman-Pond, Hollis Headrick , Barbara Hauben-Ross, Judy Segal, Ken Rothchild
Cordially invite you to
Irondale’s 36th Anniversary Gala
Featuring the presentation of the 2019 M. Edgar Rosenblum Award to Phylicia Rashad
May 20, 2019
6:30- 9:00 PM
India House Club
One Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
We offer different sponsorship packages with tickets to the event, Irondale memberships, ads or greetings in Gala program, tickets to theatrical productions and more.
Select the size of the package that better fits your support!
Benefit Journal Ads
We welcome you to send congratulations to Ms. Rashad, Irondale or the Rosenblum family by placing an ad in our beautiful, full-color Gala Program!
Text and logos must be received by May 10, 2019
You can also purchase single tickets to the event! Special offers for early booking, Brooklyn residents and working artists available.
Current Irondale members may deduct their membership fee from the ticket price.
Your support advances the uses of theatre to enhance learning and communication in programs such as:
To Protect, Serve and Understand brings community members and New York City police officers together for 10 weeks of improv training, storytelling and the chance to “walk in each other’s shoes” to build empathy and compassion.
STEM to STEAM uses improvisation and actor training techniques to help young scientists, engineers and mathematicians, (14-18 years old) present their work with clarity and passion.
Irondale Young Companies provides over 300 hours free and low cost training in acting, writing, stage craft, and production to children and youth 10-18 years.
And the company’s current theatrical undertaking – Brecht in Exile – a trilogy of plays that Bertolt Brecht wrote while escaping Nazi Germany: Galileo, Mother Courage and Good Person of Szechuan.
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Irondale offers a variety of learning and program opportunities. We are constantly looking for ways to bring all of the programmatic pieces, including the various educational programs, into a closer and more unified entity. Much of this can already be seen in our various projects. The school programs, after school classes, the young company, our program and the police/community project To Protect Serve and Understand are all led by Irondale actors and artists.
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What happens at Irondale transforms peoples’ ideas about what theater is, what it means and what it does. You know how much we depend on you. You, our audience, our friends, the families of the students we teach, provide the vital fuel we need to keep pushing boundaries-on the stage or in the street.
Whatever you feel comfortable giving goes a long way towards keeping the stage lights lit and the creative juices flowing, Whether you have been with us since 1983 or you just came on board for 1599, we are proud to have your support. Come with us into season 35. There are great things in store.