Executive Director Andrew Frank and Artistic Director Barbara Zinn Krieger

On April 23rd, New York City Children’s Theater hosted our 2019 Gala Celebration – and the evening was a smashing success!

Because of our generous supporters, more children in New York City will have the chance to experience the academic, social, and emotional benefits of our arts-in-education programs and original theater productions. These experiences spark children’s imagination and love of learning. The proceeds from this year’s Gala will go directly towards high-quality theater programs designed to cultivate empathetic, creative, and independent thinkers who make a positive impact on their world.

Each of our honorees, guests, artists, and volunteers helped to make this year’s event a huge success and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you again for your commitment to New York City Children’s Theater and the children of NYC.

Check out these pictures from the evening, courtesy of Ben Gabbe:

New York City Children’s Theater Board of Trustees Left to Right: Melissa Hurd, Warren Kudman, Matthew Quint, Melanie Weinraub, Marietta Ries Lavicka, Barbara Zinn Krieger, Marilyn Yanowitch, Javier Sanchez, Hope Helfenstein, Naney Pandit, Lisa Glass (not pictured Erin Eisenberg Blaz, Sam Rudy, Tim Reid, Mike Schmitt, Kashif Sweet)

Honoree Lois Olshan and Education Director Sara Morgulis

Honoree Bill Bowers

Honoree Jonathan Shmidt Chapman and Guest Speaker David Kilpatrick, Manager of Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

Performer Julia Murney

The Edison Ballroom

We reached out to some friends and a few of the very talented artists who have worked with us, to hear about their first theater experience.

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If you were unable to attend, you may also donate a fully tax-deductible contribution to support New York City Children’s Theater’s arts-in-education programs and theater productions for young audiences.