The 2011 gala, entitled Women Onstage, will also honor Gabrielle L. Kurlander, the president and CEO of the All Stars Project. Castillo's All Stars Project brings thousands of diverse audience members to the theatre.
Rubin-Vega was nominated for a Tony Award in 1996 for her performance in Rent and again in 2004 for Anna in the Tropics. The performer will return to Broadway in the spring of 2012 as Stella Kowalski in the multi-racial revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.
Malina co-founded the Living Theatre in 1947 with Julian Beck, her long-time collaborator and husband who died in 1985. She continues as the theatre's artistic director and recently directed Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism, which she wrote with members of the company.
The Castillo Theatre brings experimental political theatre, dealing with contemporary and historical social issues, to the heart of New York's commercial theatre district. Castillo was created by a collective of political activists and artists. The company has sought to redefine the form and content of American political theatre.
For tickets and more information on the 2011 gala, call Diane Stiles at (212) 356-8412.