Our 3rd annual gala was a record-breaking success!
Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us and contributed.

Carol & Rich Agins, Monica Alzugaray, Rosemary Andress, Quemuel Arroyo, Morena Baccarin, David Baker, Peter Balis, Kareen Bar-Akiva, Ronne Bassman-Agins, Aaron Bender & Roya Shanks, Carla Briscoe, MaryBeth Bunge, Marisa Calin, Alan Charlton, Suzanne Chesney, Diana Cheung, Deborah Constantine, Gordon Cox, Julieta Dominguez & Robert Hidalgo, Bob Dreyfuss, Fault Line Theatre, Leo Dunn-Fox, Doug & Joanne Eaton, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Carola Fiorentini, Andrea Fisher, Michelle Fix, Terry Fox, Emily and Max Frey, Chris & Meghan Gies, Callan Gies, Patricia Girardi, Carol Goldberg, Stephen Greer, Marilyn Grosswirth, Carol Halstead, Kate Hamill, Qusai Hammouri, Michael Aram, Michael Hausman & Tracy Pogue, Heather Hay, Il Buco Alimentari, Micol Ceramics, Roberto Higaldo, Helen Hockney, Martin Holmes, Xiang Hang Huang, Il Punto, Aditya Julka, Saskia, Leo Kriksunov, Judi Kupermann, Maryanne Kuzniar, Christine Labeste, Deborah Laufer, Krupa Grocery, Marisa Lerer, Jerome Link, Leslie Lowe, Saskia Maarleveld, James Mandel and Irina Mashlenko, Daniel Mintz, Donald Morisette, Julia Motyka, Jim Kilpatric and Harry Neyens, Ward Nixon, Scott Ohanesian, Claudia Ortiz, Flor de Caña, Maggie Paczkowski, Tracy Pogue, Kalmon Post, Christina Rattiner, Jacquelyn Reingold, Adam Reynolds, Eric Roberts, Abby Royle, Brendan Ryan, Fonda, Carol Schrager, Geane & Richard Schubert, Paul Serritella, Odeon, Shelley Silver, Barbara Sklar, Mitchel Skolnick, Jeffrey Smith, Anna Smith, Sonya Sobieski, Makela Spielman, Eileen Stevens, Taqueria Diana, Jason Weller, Andrea Winter, Ella Wrenn, "The Other Josh Cohen", James Yaman, Gabra Zackman, Ronnie Zackman, Anonymous

Featuring the Upstart Creatures

Stephen Bel Davies

Ariel Neema Blake*

Carla Briscoe 

Carol Halstead   

Jared Brendon Hopper*   

Matthew Jackson

Linda Marie Larson

Colleen Litchfield* 

Celina Polanco   

Abby Royle

Roya Shanks

Joan Valentina

Alison Walls

Gabra Zackman

 

Music Director

Joseph Thalken*

Stage Manager

Lauren Stern*

 

Sound Operator

Hillel Friedman

*Guest Artist

Featuring the Upstart Creatures

Stephen Bel Davies

Ariel Neema Blake*

Carla Briscoe 

Carol Halstead   

Jared Brendon Hopper*   

Matthew Jackson

Linda Marie Larson

Colleen Litchfield* 

Celina Polanco   

Abby Royle

Roya Shanks

Joan Valentina

Alison Walls

Gabra Zackman

 

Music Director

Joseph Thalken*

Stage Manager

Lauren Stern*

 

Sound Operator

Hillel Friedman

*Guest Artist

Flights of Fancy

our 3rd annual gala

 

Celebrate with us as we soar into 2019. 

Our gala is literally the only event we charge for in the entire year. 

Literally

 

This is how you, our most ardent and passionate supporters, help us run our outreach programs, create an entire year of artistic programming, all the while feeding bodies and souls.

Enjoy our fanciest food (we provide the wine this time!), along with entertainment that will guarantee to distract you from the hellish times we're living in.

And be the first to learn about our

very special and exciting announcement.

 

All of our other events are completely FREE to attend, thanks to the support of generous people just like you!

Help us feed bodies and souls for another year.

 

November 11 at 6:30pm

Metro Baptist Church

410 W 40th Street

Festive dress!

Our Gourmet Menu

White Gold Piña Colada

Featuring Flor de Caña Rum

 

Crostini di scampi

Stuffed Malagueta Rosa peppers

Spinach amuse bouche

Blues in the Night Blåbärssoppa (Swedish blueberry soup)

 

Duck, Duck Pie (duck pot pie with roasted baby carrots)

Ruby Roasted Delight (Roasted beets & goat cheese on a bed of greens)

 

Morenita Takes Flight (Bitter-sweet chocolate brownie)

Courtesy of Fonda

 

Flor de Caña Rum Flight

Courtesy of Flor de Caña

Wines

Cogito Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina

Berthier Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Loire Valley, France

underwritten by Krupa Grocery

The Upstart Creatures are: Suzanne Agins & Michael Barakiva (Artistic Directors), Stephen Bel Davies, Paul Bernardo, Ariel Neema Blake, Carla Briscoe, Aren Carpenter, Suzanne Chesney, Gisela Chípe, Curzon Dobell, Autumn Dornfeld, Emilee Dupré, Hillel Friedman (Company Manager), Callan Gies, Erick Gonzalez, Adam Grosswirth (Managing Director), Carol Halstead, Brough Hansen, Patrick Harnett-Marshall, Jon Kovach, David Larsen, Linda Larson, Celina Polanco, Abby Royle, Roya Shanks, Eugenio Vargas, Alison Walls, Jay Yriberry, Gabra Zackman (Community Engagement Director).

PO Box 631

Midtown Station

New York, NY 10018