Tectonic Theater Project is proud to announce casting for Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. The star-studded evening, directed by Tectonic Theater Project founder Moisés Kaufman and hosted by and starring two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda, will take place Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012). Tickets are on sale now at: http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/tectonic.
Jane Fonda will host the evening and revisit her role in Tectonic’s Broadway production of 33 Variations. The evening will also feature excerpts from Tectonic Theater Project’s past plays, including Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, and Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical, as well as a sneak peek at a brand new project.
Performers for the evening include Tony and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig And The Angry Inch), Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, “Sex and the City"), Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (She Loves Me), Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey (Cabaret), two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson (“Lost”, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde), Tony Award winner BD Wong (M. Butterfly), Tony Award nominee Zach Grenier (“The Good Wife”, 33 Variations), Obie Award winnerDaniel Beaty (Emergency), and stage and screen star David Burtka (It Shoulda Been You). Drama Desk winner James Lecesne will reprise his role of Charlotta in I Am My Own Wife. The cast also includes Christina Sajous, Skizzo Arnedillo, Greg Steinbrunner, and Wyatt Fenner.
Judy Shepard will join the company to honor the original cast of The Laramie Project, including Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Mercedes Herrero, John McAdams, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts McAdams, and Kelli Simpkins.
The Tectonic at 25! Host Committee includes Jane Fonda, Sir Ian McKellen, Sally Field, David Hyde Pierce, Darren Criss, Jonathan Groff, BD Wong, Christopher Ashley, Michael Ritchie, Molly Smith, Ruth and Steven Hendel, Mark Gude and Paul Sekhri, Scott Mauro, Jeffrey and Vivien Ressler, Amy Stursberg and Philip Barber, Deborah Taylor, Barbara Whitman, and Timothy Wu and Eric Murphy.
Tickets and ticket packages for the evening range from $85 to $2500, and are available for purchase now by visiting http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/tectonic. To inquire about sponsorships and VIP packages, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-579-6111.
ABOUT TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT
TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT is an award-winning company whose plays are among the most performed around the world. The company is dedicated to developing innovative works that explore theatrical language and form, fostering an artistic dialogue with audiences on the social, political, and human issues that affect us all. In service to this goal, Tectonic supports readings, workshops, and full theatrical productions, as well as training for students around the world in the company’s trademarked technique, Moment Work. Since its founding by Moisés Kaufman and Jeffrey LaHoste in 1991, Tectonic Theater Project has transformed the landscape of American theater with plays that are stunningly theatrical and powerful agents of change. The company’s groundbreaking plays, The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and I Am My Own Wife, among others, have sparked national discourse and have inspired artists and audiences worldwide.
Tectonic Theater Project productions have won 1 Pulitzer Prize; 8 Tony nominations; 3 Tony Awards; 4 Emmy nominations; 3 Obie Awards; 3 Lucille Lortel Awards; 2 Drama Desk Awards; 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards; 3 NAACP Awards; GLAAD Media Award; 2002 Humanitas Prize.