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Irondale offers congratulations to this year's recipients
of the M. Edgar Rosenblum Award

Crystal Field
Executive Artistic Director, Theater for the New City,

Carlton Turner
Executive Director, Alternate ROOTS
Artistic Director, M.U.G.A.B.E.E.

and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President.

November 15, 2011

More about the M. Edgar Rosenblum Award

Thanks to the Sponsors, Donors, Board of Trustees and all the volunteers who made this event possible.

Friends of Caesar
Judy Segal
Open Society Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation

Hamlet’s Players
Phil & Lynn Lilienthal
Stephen R. Nelson

Henry's Chorus
Paul & Barbara Schwarz
Ken Rothchild & Hilarie Blumenthal
Barbara Ross
Judi Bendewald
James and Jennifer Hall
Hollis Headrick and Sonnet Takahisa
Malcolm and Dorothy Knapp
Barbara Mackenzie Wood
Benjamin S. Appen and Leslie Chang

Arden's Shepherds
The Honorable and Mrs. Marty Markowitz
Andrew Lewis

Benefit Donations
David and Karen Abramson
Nancy Aries & Elliot Sclar
Mary Berger
Aviva and Charles Blaichman in honor of M. Edgar Rosenblum
Karen Brooks Hopkins
The Ira and Julie Cohen Charitable Foundation
Deirdre Finnegan
Hugh Freund
Judith Greenberg
Brian Goncalves
Richard and Carole Leibner
Greg McCaslin & Rodney Christopher
Janet A. Lurhs
Vera Miller Aryeh
Alex Pacheco
Frances A. Panasci
Barbara Ross
Louis Weiss and Danny Martin
Daniel Windham & Mary McElroy
Emily M. Zeigler
Ilsa Gilbert in honor of Crystal Field
Patricia & John Rosenwald in honor of Barbara Ross


Hosted by PigPen Theatre
Performances by Irondale Ensemble Project, Irondale Young Company, and PigPen Theatre
Award Design: Tim Weber
Award Fabrication: Alden Galleries, Boston MA
Food catered by Michael's Creative Cuisine Inc.
Wines selection by Big Nose Full Body
Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery
Gift certificate raffle prizes donated by Blue Ribbon and La Villa
Chocolates donated by Nunu Chocolates

Jordan Rosin, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers: Meredith Cody, Gloria Daniels, Norman Lander, Sharon McKenzie, Shawnice Rogers, Elena Yesner

Young Company Members
Ade Akinsegun
Hazel Bonilla
Tiffany Campbell
Danajna Davis
Ashley Felix
Anthony Gilbert
Liam Greiss
Xerxses Morris
Mikhail Myers
Kaiya Primus
Aaliyah Stewart
Oskar Strautmanis
Claudia von Nostitz

Honorary Benefit Committee
David Dyson, Pastor, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Honorary Chair)
Letitia James, New York City Council Member
Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assemblyman
Velmanette Montgomery, NYS Senator
B.H. Barry, Director, Playwright
Charles Busch, Actor, Playwright
Joe Chan, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Karen Brooks Hopkins, President, BAM
Harvey Lichtenstein, President Emeritus, BAM
Jack W. Rainey, Senior Vice President, Government & Community Banking, TD Bank
Cornelia H. Rosenblum, Designer, CHR Design

Benefit Committee
Barbara Hauben Ross (Chair)
Judith Bendewald, Terry Greiss, Hollis Headrick, Maria Knapp, Stephen Nelson, Judy Segal

Irondale Board of Trustees
Hollis Headrick, (Chair)
Judith Bendewald, Rory Greiss, Terry Greiss, Libby Handros, Andrew D. Lewis, Esq., Lynn Lilienthal, Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, Stephen Nelson, Jim Niesen, Kim G. Quarles, Barbara Hauben Ross, Ken Rothchild, Judy Segal, Sonnet Takahisa