The Public's Annual Gala, Women of the Public, will take place on Monday, June 3 at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the highly anticipated summer gala under the stars will celebrate those who shaped the Public's past and guide its future. The evening of dinner and performances at the Delacorte Theater will be hosted by gala co-chairs Kathryn Chenault, Faith Gay, Suzan-Lori Parks, Julie Rice, and Lauren Rosenkranz.
Women of the Public are playwrights, composers, directors, performers, and institutional leaders. Their names are inscribed on the Public's walls, in its programs, and through its history — Ntozake Shange, Colleen Dewhurst, Jeanine Tesori, Ruby Dee, Arielle Tepper, Lynn Nottage, LuEsther T. Mertz, Meryl Streep, Nona Hendryx…. the list goes on and on. At the gala, their stories and their voices will be shared as a testament to their lasting impact.