Maggie Gyllenhaal set to perform at the Sundance Institute New York Theatre Program Benefit

The Sundance Institute is hosting their second annual NYC benefit this month which will also honor an emerging playwright who embodies visionary storytelling.

Check out the details below:

Please join us for the second Celebrate Sundance Institute New York Theatre Program Benefit on Monday evening, April 8, 2013, as we present the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award, honoring an emerging playwright who embodies visionary storytelling and is developing a project that engages audiences in a fresh and exciting way.

The award celebrates the spirit of Tennessee Williams and the core work the Theatre Program has fostered since the founding of the Sundance Institute. The award recipient will receive a cash grant to support a new work. The University of the South, the beneficiary of the Williams’ estate, granted Sundance Institute with permission to inaugurate this award.

The evening will feature a private musical performance at a downtown venue, followed by dinner, live performances and the award presentation. The Theatre Program’s first New York benefit, in 2012, featured a private performance of An Iliad, a solo piece written by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, followed by dinner on the terrace of The Bowery Hotel and performances by Theatre Program alumni Christine Ebersole and Scott Frankel (collaborators on Grey Gardens), as well as Jeanine Tesori and Georgi James (collaborators on Fun Home).

Featuring performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cherry Jones, Judy Kuhn, David Hyde Pierce and others.

Sundance Institute relies on the generosity of donors who share a commitment to nurturing new artists, supporting unique and diverse creative voices, and furthering the reach of independent feature and documentary films around the world. The benefit will raise crucial funds to offset the non-profit Institute’s year-round programs for artists, including Labs, grants and the Sundance Film Festival.

For information on benefit event tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact



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