Artsy party celebrating Charles Busch! He's an actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director AND drag legend. This cabaret performance, eclectic crowd and 3 hour open bar will be totally worth the ticket. Who's in?!
INNOVATIVE THEATRE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES CHARLES BUSCH
The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, is pleased to recognize Charles Busch with the 2011 Innovative Theatre Luminary Award at their benefit CABARETION 2.0! [KA-ba-'RAY-sh-un !], noun - The fusion of contribution, performance, and celebration of the Off-Off-Broadway community.
Join them on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm at Therapy’s upstairs lounge, 348 West 52nd Street, at a performance to benefit The Innovative Theatre Foundation. Tickets begin at $40 per guest and can be purchased at www.nyitawards.com/shop.
In a special presentation by Julie Halston, the 2011 Innovative Theatre Luminary Award will be presented to Charles Busch. A luminary is someone who is an inspiration to others and has achieved eminence in their field.
As an Off-Off-Broadway alumnus, Busch knows the challenges that face artists in this sector. Busch was one of the founders of the legendary OOB company Theatre in Limbo in the 1980’s, where he honed his skills on such plays asSleeping Beauty or Coma and Psycho Beach Party. It was the Theatre in Limbo’s production of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom that first propelled Busch into the lime light. While he has reached great success, he continues to be a part of the OOB community. He was the first host for the Innovative Theatre Awards in 2006, celebrating the Off-Off-Broadway community and his roots. His productions of Shanghai Moon (1999) and The Divine Sister (2010) both premiered at the OOB house, Theatre for a New City. His dedication, generosity and numerous talents continue to be an inspiration to his fellow artists.
"I'm enormously touched to be recognized by the Innovative Theatre Awards,” says Mr. Busch. “From the beginning, my career has taken me on a twisted and frequently fascinating back road. I'm delighted if my experience has in some way illuminated that path for young artists to travel."
The $40 ticket includes:
The special award presentation
1 hour of passed hors d'oeuvres
3 hours of open beer & wine bar
Monday, June 27, 2011
6pm to 9pm
At Therapy - The Upstairs Lounge
348 West 52nd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Tickets begin at $40 per guest and can be purchased at www.nyitawards.com/shop.