Event host: The Working Theatre Co.
2018 Annual Awards Ceremony

The Benefit Committee of Working Theater invites you to:

Working Theater’s 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony

Gary LaBarbera
President, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater NY

for bridging the gap between the arts, labor and community

April 23rd, 2018 at 6pm

at Sardi’s Restaurant
234 West 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) NYC 10036

Working Theater (Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director) has been producing affordable off-Broadway theater FOR and ABOUT working people since 1985. The 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony will support Working Theater’s 33rd Season, featuring Five Boroughs/One City, a community-based initiative in which Working Theater has commissioned new plays to be created by writer/director teams partnering with community members in neighborhoods in each of the five boroughs of NYC. Season programming includes the 3rd full production to come out of the Initiative, the world premiere and NYC tour of ALTERNATING CURRENTS by Adam Kraar, directed by Kareem Fahmy.  Written in collaboration with residents of Electchester, a housing development in Flushing Queens built by Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. and IBEW Local 3 in the late 1940’s as housing for union members, the play is both a love letter to the spirit of community in Electchester and a cautionary tale about the difficulties of maintaining community in the face of increased diversity. In 2018 Working Theater will also engage communities across New York through dialogues and open mic nights, as well as continue our TheaterWorks! program, which teaches writing and performance skills to working men and women throughout New York City.

For more about Working Theater’s programming please visit www.theworkingtheater.org. Thank you for supporting Working Theater’s ongoing efforts to serve the working people of New York. 

Awards Ceremony Schedule:
6:00: Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00: Dinner
7:30: Entertainment, featuring American Songs of Protest
8:00: Awards Ceremony
8:30: Coffee and Dessert

The Benefit Committee:
Vincent Alvarez, NYC Central Labor Council
Robert Arcaro*
George Babitsch, EmblemHealth
Peter Bernstein*
Thomas Canty, Empire BlueCross BlueShield
John Cistaro, Cigna
Mario Cilento, NYS AFL-CIO
Sony Dabao-Salvador*
Kate Doyle*
Christopher Erikson*, IBEW Local 3
Jordan Fox*
Henry Garrido, District Council 37
Marty Glennon, Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine LLP
Howard Goldsmith, Segal Consulting
Michael Goodwin, OPEIU Local 153
Elise Goyette*
Connie Grappo*
Patricia Judah Harris*
Bill Henning*
Gloria Middleton, CWA Local 1180
Christine O’Connor*, EmblemHealth
Stanley and Gloria Plesent
Norman Reisman*
Lavender Rouzier*, MagnaCare
Faith Ryan*
José Vargas*
Roslyn Yasser*

* member, Working Theater Board of Directors

Working Theater thanks its 33rd Season sponsors:
Cigna   |   EmblemHealth   |   Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Archer, Byington, Glennon, and Levine LLP  |  CWA Local 1180  |  OPEIU  |  Segal Consulting

To RSVP by mail, email or phone contact Working Theater at 212.244.3300, [email protected]

Please make check payable to Working Theater and mail to:
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 303, New York, NY  10018-8635

VIP Table of 10VIP Seating for 10, Sponsor Credit in all Materials, Full Page Ad in Benefit Journal$5,000.00
Patron Table of 10Prime Seating for 10, Full Page Ad in Benefit Journal$3,500.00
VIP TicketVIP Seating for 1$500.00
Patron TicketPrime Seating for 1$350.00
Reserved TicketReserved Seating for 1$275.00
Full Page Back Outside Cover AdAD SPECS: 8½”W x 11”H (portrait-oriented); black & white, no bleed; AD DEADLINE: Friday, April 13th, 2018/Email Ad to: [email protected] $1,000.00 Sold Out
Full Page Front Inside Cover AdAD SPECS: 8½”W x 11”H (portrait-oriented); black & white, no bleed/ AD DEADLINE: Friday, April 13th, 2018/ Email Ad to: [email protected] $750.00 Sold Out
Full Page Back Inside Cover AdAD SPECS: 8½”W x 11”H (portrait-oriented); black & white, no bleed/ AD DEADLINE: Friday, April 13th, 2018/ Email Ad to: [email protected] $750.00 Sold Out
Full Page AdAD SPECS: 8½”W x 11”H (portrait-oriented); black & white, no bleed/ AD DEADLINE: Friday, April 13th, 2018/ Email Ad to: [email protected] $500.00
Half Page AdAD SPECS: 8½”W x 5½”H (landscape-oriented); black & white, no bleed/ AD DEADLINE: Friday, April 13th, 2018/ Email Ad to: [email protected] $350.00

Additional Contributions:
If you are unable to attend or prefer to make a contribution, please enter a donation amount.




For questions regarding this event contact Laura Monarque
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 2122443300

4/23/2018 6:00 PM to 4/23/2018 9:00 PM
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Sardi's Restaurant
234 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036