Signature Theatre held its annual gala on Monday, May 8, at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The event, hosted by Signature board chair Edward Norton, celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, Signature's 2016-17 Residency One Playwright, as well as Signature's official airline Delta Air Lines.
This year's gala included cocktails, dinner, and entertainment with special appearances by Brandon J. Dirden, Michael McKean, Alicia Hall Moran, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Daniel J. Watts. In addition to celebrating Parks and Delta Air Lines, the gala also raised funds to support Signature's artistic programs and the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access.
Delta Air Lines received the inaugural Margot Adams Signature Award in memory of Adams' husband Mason. Adams is a long-standing Signature trustee. Henry Kuykendall, vice president – New York, accepted the award on behalf of Delta Air Lines.
Parks is a MacArthur Award winner. Her work as a playwright includes 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog, Venus, and Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3).
Cochairs for the event included Sylvana Ward Durrett; Kate and Harold Hope; Daniela and Ted Lundberg; Nina B. Matis and Alan Gosule; Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson; Kristen M. O'Hara; Edward G. Skyler, Citi; Mark Subias; Sara and Nathaniel Zilkha; Bank of America; Bloomberg Philanthropies; and Time Warner Inc.
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