For Education and Access
Thursday, November 16, 6pm
Fayetteville Town Center (map)
A huge THANK YOU to the 500 arts patrons who attended the 2017 TheatreSquared Gala! It was a magical evening celebrating T2’s education and access programs serving 25,000 Arkansans, all made possible by your generosity. It was a privilege to recognize the great works of arts advocates Carolyn and Nick Cole and educator Melinda Beith, as well as enjoy a memorable performance from the remarkable Liz Callaway.
Education and access programs serving 25,000 Arkansans:
ARKANSAS SCHOOLS TOUR, bringing original plays to 75 schools and 18,000 students each year, from NWA to the Delta
WORD/PLAY—Professional artists go in-depth in the classroom during semester-long residencies.
TEACHER TRAINING—T2 artists work with Arkansas teachers to share theatre-based techniques to help them engage students in every subject area .
LIGHTS UP! 7,500 free and discounted tickets for students and low-income community members for every performance, all season long.
- Gourmet plated dinner by Bordinos Restaurant and wine selected by sommelier Francois Guilloux of Empire Liquor
- Command cabaret performance by Broadway legend Liz Callaway
- Presentation of the 2017 Arts Advocate Award to Carolyn and Nick Cole
- The Education Challenge, supporting arts-in-education outreach throughout our state
- The T2 Gala Raffle. One lucky winner will receive the Diamond & Wine Package, a $1,500 gift certificate to Romance Diamond Co. and a collection of exceptional wines selected by Bordinos Restaurant and Cork & Keg. A second winner will receive a New York Theatre Travel Package, with three complimentary nights at the Wyndham Midtown 45 Hotel, two tickets to a show arranged by T2, and dinner at the James Beard House.
Marybeth & Rick Hays
Steve & Cynthia McClanahan
Bob & Linda McMath
Terryl & Shannon Ortego
Richard Anderson & John Berry
Mark & Tami Bever
Greg & Melissa Cherry
Ed & Carol Clifford
David & Jane Gearhart
David Jolliffe & Gwynne Gertz