Theater for the New City’s annual Love N’ Courage Gala, benefiting the company's programs supporting emerging playwrights, will be held February 25, 2019, at 6PM at the Players (16 Gramercy Park South).
The evening will honor two individuals for their contributions to the life and culture of New York City: long-time supporter and friend of Theater for the New City Gerald Rupp and Louis Mofsie, founding director of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and founding member of the American Indian Community House.
Entertainment will be provided by Glitter Kitty Productions, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Phoebe Legere, James Rado, David Lewis, Chinese Theatre Works, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, and more. Legere and Matt Morillo will host.
TNC executive director Crystal Field said in a statement, “Theater for the New City gives special thanks to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for its Quality of Life Grant in support of our Handi-lift Elevator. Gerald Rupp, an Honored Patron, helped to finalize the funding for the accessible elevator. His donation came at a crucial juncture, when a huge change order demanded funding, over and above the original estimate. Gerald Rupp came through for TNC, in a big way! Gerald Rupp is our beloved Patron of the Year. They have both helped greatly in the match for the grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). This Elevator gives disabled and frail elderly patrons and artists accessibility to our lower level theater and to a large part of our production facilities.”
Mary Tierney is Chairperson for the event.
To purchase tickets, visit theaterforthenewcity.net or call (212) 475-0108.