Barrington Stage Company Gala 2023
Taylor Mac Hosts Night at the Kit Kat Club
By: BSC - May 25, 2023
TAYLOR MAC TO HEADLINE
BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY’S 2023 GALA:
A NIGHT AT THE KIT KAT CLUB
MONDAY, JULY 24
HONORING RHODA LEVITT, BSC TRUSTEE
Barrington Stage Company announces Gala 2023: A NIGHT AT THE KIT KAT CLUB on Monday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Stationery Factory in Dalton, MA. Patron tickets begin at $600; individual tickets are $350. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://barringtonstageco.org/gala.
Hosted by MacArthur Genius-Award-winning playwright, director, and performance artist Taylor Mac, BSC’s Gala will transport attendees to the pre-war Berlin Kit Kat Club for an evening of pleasure featuring a cabaret lineup that will include burlesque artist Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co.. Guests will enjoy an open bar and four-course dinner provided by caterer Tom Ellis’s company The Swell Party. A dance party featuring music by Brownskin Band will begin at 9:30 p.m. to close out the night. Tickets to the dance party start at $50.
Taylor Mac is the first American to receive the International Ibsen Award, is a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a Tony nominee for Best Play, and the recipient of the Kennedy Prize (with Matt Ray), the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, the Herb Alpert Award, a Drama League Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, the Booth, two Helpmann Awards, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, two Obie’s, two Bessies, and an Ethyl Eichelberger.
Taylor’s groundbreaking production of 24-Decade History of Popular Music was hailed by Wesley Morris of The New York Times as “one of the great experiences of my life.” Selections from the epic show will be available to HBO subscribers starting June 27, following a world premiere for the concert documentary on June 14, 2023 at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Gypsy Layne was acclaimed as “a sexy highpoint of classic burlesque entertainment in the Berkshires” by Berkshire Magazine. Brownskin Band has won two SAMMY Awards for best R&B CD in Central New York.
Barrington Stage’s Gala is sponsored by Carole and Daniel Burack & Violet and Chris Eagan. This year’s Gala honors patron of the arts and longtime BSC Trustee Rhoda Levitt.
Gala 2023: A Night at the Kit Kat Club celebrates BSC’s Education Fund, in particular the Playwright Mentoring Project, which received the Coming up Taller Award – the highest recognition bestowed by the White House for an after-school program.