Theatre Communications Group has announced that its 2017 gala evening will honor mother and daughter Phylicia Rashad (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and Condola Rashad (Saint Joan). This year's event will be held on November 13, 2017, at New York's Espace. The 2017 gala will honor individuals "that have made theater the family business, impacting the U.S. theater field for multiple generations."
"Our theatre field draws great strength from our multi-generational leadership, and from the artistry and craft that are passed down from one generation to the next," said Teresa Eyring, executive director of TCG, in a statement. "There is no more inspiring example of that intergenerational exchange than the work of Phylicia and Condola Rashad. We are grateful for the opportunity to honor them at our 2017 Gala, and celebrate the work of TCG and the vitality of the field we serve."
The evening will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of TCG's National Council for the American Theatre, a group of trustees from around the country who have shaped their communities and influenced the national theater landscape. All proceeds benefit TCG's wide-ranging programs to strengthen and promote the multigenerational theater field while making a better world because of theater.
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