Jayne Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel, David Strathairn and Ellen Burstyn Set for Drama Desk Spring Panel

The Drama Desk will present its annual Spring Panel Discussion/Luncheon, which is entitled The Art of Storytelling, March 22 at Sardi's on W. 44th Street.

Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell

The panel will "explore challenges actors face when bringing stories to life in front of an audience," according to the Drama Desk. Those taking part in the discussion will include Ellen Burstyn, Jayne Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel and David Strathairn.

Ronald Rand, Drama Desk member and founder/publisher of The Soul of the American Actor newspaper, will moderate.

The luncheon event begins at 11:45 AM, and the panel discussion will run from 1:15 PM-2:30 PM.

Tickets, priced at $50 for members and $55 for guests/non-members, may be purchased in advance by credit card at (212) 352-3101 or online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9753063 through March 19 at 10 AM. Tickets will not be available at the door.


Drama Desk Awards, which are given annually in a number of categories, are the only major New York theatre honors for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same category. Formed in 1949 by a group of New York theatre critics, editors, reporters, and publishers, the organization was formed to educate the community on vital issues concerning the theatre.