Join Elizabeth McGovern and KPMG, LLP at the Harman Center for the Arts Gala!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Performance
Sidney Harman Hall
9:00 p.m. Dinner and Dancing
National Building Museum
Nick and Marla Allard
Heather and Andrew Florance
Abbe David Lowell and Molly A. Meegan
Melissa Moss and Jonathan Silver
Elizabeth McGovern to accept The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre
“Elizabeth exemplifies the mastery that develops from the deep roots laid as a classically trained actor, evident in each of her roles on stage, film and television. While developing her craft at The Juilliard School at the young age of 19, Elizabeth was catapulted onto the big screen in Ordinary People, then a few years later in Ragtime, where she earned her first Academy Award nomination. However, big screen success has not kept her away from the great works of Shakespeare, Chekov and Shaw. The talent and love she exhibits for the classics have allowed her to develop her craft to a great level of artistic excellence. I am so pleased she will join the ranks of her Downton Abbey co-star, Dame Maggie Smith, as a recipient of The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre.” -Michael Kahn
KPMG, LLP to accept The Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
For the past 25 years KPMG, LLP has generously supported the Shakespeare Theatre Company as well numerous visual and performing arts organizations across America and around the world. Their unwavering commitment has resulted in numerous sponsorships of mainstage shows (including the critically-acclaimed The Winter’s Tale, our most recent show), previous Galas, Will on the Hill events and a recent matching gift campaign. Kindness such as this continues to allow the Shakespeare Theatre Company to thrive and present ground breaking classical theatre in our Nation’s Capital.
Purchase tickets today to ensure your spot at “Washington’s most buzzed-about gala.” Your sponsorship will provide indispensable funding for the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s dynamic community outreach and education programs, including the annual Free For All. Supporting the Gala will allow STC’s Education Department to serve more than 20,000 children and adults this season by creating comprehensive school, training, community access and audience enrichment programs with the goal of making Shakespeare and classical theatre exciting and accessible both on and off the stage.