Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6pm until...
@ the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter
100 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA
Join Company One Theatre for dancing, auctions, dinner, drinks, & "What's Next" in entertainment:
Music by DJ Nomadik, Dig Radio Boston
One Love Entertainment presenting 'Singing in the Hot Rain' with Hoofer Khalid Hill and Krump King Russell Ferguson
Start bidding now in our online auction!
Rob Orchard, Nik Walker, and
The Ridker Family - Susan, Paul, Andrew, and Elena
Live Auction with Susan Wornick, WCVB-TV
Sasha Abby VanDerzee, Devin Hill,
Victoria Marsh & Vinca Liane Jarrett
Dress Code: Electric
$150 per person, $1,125 Gala Host (10 tickets).
Dinner & Drinks included. Event is 21+.
All proceeds benefit Company One Theatre's educational programs and affordable ticket price policy.
Check out photos from last year's party!
Read more about the C1 awards and see past winners here.
Rob Orchard, Founder and Executive Director, ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage
The Lois Roach Award - in recognition of outstanding commitment to the Boston theatre community.
In October 2009, theatre producer and educator Rob Orchard became Emerson College’s first Executive Director for the Arts and Stephen G. Langley Chair in Theater Management and Production. Orchard was Managing Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre and School of Drama, where he also served as associate professor and co-chair of the MFA Theatre Administration Program. Following his time at Yale, Orchard was the Founding Managing Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and subsequently Executive Director, and was the architect for the A.R.T. Training Institute and its relationship with the Moscow Art Theatre School, as well as Director of the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard. Over a 30-year tenure at the A.R.T., he produced more than 200 works (the vast majority of which were premieres), and worked with many of the world’s most respected directors, playwrights and composers. Orchard has served as chairman of both the Theatre and the Opera/Musical Theatre Panels at the National Endowment for the Arts as well as on numerous other national and local boards. In 2000, Orchard received the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence. Most recently he received the Moscow Art Theatre’s highest award for Distinguished Service: The Morozov Diamond Award.
Nik Walker, Broadway Actor, Motown The Musical
The David Wheeler Award - in recognition of an emerging talent from the Boston theatre scene.
Nik Walker is an actor, poet and Boston boy, residing in NYC with his beautiful Sarah and his cat, Ferris. Currently, you can catch him in Broadway's Motown; before that he was living the pirate-life in Peter and the Starcatcher. Regionally he's worked at The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, and Centerstage in Baltimore, but to this day, his favorite gigs have been the two he got to do with the amazingly-awesome Company One, ARTiculation and Sondheim's ASSASSINS. Nik's also a playwright- his first full-length, The Devil and Thomas Briggs, was produced at The Bleecker Street Theater in 2010, and his Boston-set rock musical Whiskeyland will be enjoying it's first industry workshop in NYC this summer!
The Ridker Family - Susan, Paul, Andrew & Elena
The C1 Founders Award - honoring long time donors who have invested in the Company One mission to change the face of Boston theatre.
The Ridker Family has been involved with Company One Theatre since 2006 By way of Stage One, Company One’s Educational Theatre Program for Teens, Andrew, now a senior English major at Washington University in St. Louis, was the first Ridker to become actively involved. Paul, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Susan, a French teacher at Wellesley Middle School, soon followed by attending C1 shows and becoming members. Daughter Elena, now a sophomore History major at Dartmouth College, made seeing shows a full family affair. Both Andrew and Elena are Brookline High School graduates where they studied with C1 Founders Summer L. Williams and Mark Abby VanDerzee.
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