Ma-Yi Gala Promises Great Entertainment and Live Auction April 24th
The Ma-Yi Theater Company 28th Anniversary GALA will be held on Monday, April 24th, 6PM at 360 Tribeca
Over 300 attending will be treated to premium cocktails and magician, Mark Mitton, followed by a gourmet dinner featuring a live musical performance by Broadway Barkada and vocalist Kea Chan, and Comedian Joel Kim Booster. This year’s event is hosted by trans super-model Geena Rocero of Gender Proud and Paolo Montalban, best known for the Disney film, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, as Prince Christopher (and known to insiders from his role in Mayi’s The Romance of Magno Rubio). The event honors Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and Frank and Lolita Savage, a remarkable couple that combine exquisite artistry with cultural advocacy and business acumen to inspire and help new generations of youth achieve their goals.
In addition to the traditional silent auction, featuring restaurant and travel gift certificates and jewelry this year. a LIVE auction is featured, putting items like tickets to Hamilton and other hard- to – gets up for the highest bidders. Our sponsors and auction donors have outdone themselves this year, and we hope you’ll consider attending to fulfill Ma-Yi’s mission of continuing to produce the groundbreaking works of The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian American playwrights ever assembled!
Ma-Yi is busy working on the upcoming fall production of KPOP in association with ARS NOVA and Woodshed Collective with a book by Lab Member Jason Kim, and not soon after Lab Member Diana Oh’s (my lingerie play) in association with Rattlestick Productions opens. This season promises to be the most memorable and successful yet. Please consider helping us continue the almost three decade tradition of bringing quality Asian American written plays to the world by attending this important and festive benefit.
If you’re unable to attend, but believe in supporting forward thinking Asian American playwrights and their work, we are grateful for even the smallest donations.
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION
Below see a sample of the special silent and live auction items being offered to attendees this year: