- April 14th, 2018
- Cocktails 6pm
- Dinner 8pm
- Party from 10:30pm
Performance Space New York’s Gala
Honoring Eileen Myles
Visionary Award Anna Deavere Smith
Tribute Deborah Berke Partners
Hosted by Jennifer McSweeney, Michael Stipe
Dinner by Angela Dimayuga
Creative Direction Leilah Weinraub
The Gala funds our 2018 programming.
is an actress, playwright, teacher, and author. Her most recent play and film, Notes from the Field, look at the vulnerability of youth, inequality, the criminal justice system, and contemporary activism.
In 2012, President Obama awarded her the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal. She was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for achievement in the arts. In 2015, she was named the Jefferson Lecturer, the nation’s highest honor in the humanities. She was the 2017 recipient of the Ridenhour Courage Prize. She was the 2017 recipient of the George Polk Career Award in Journalism.
Smith is the founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at New York University, where she is also University Professor at Tisch School of the Arts.
She serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, The Aspen Institute, The Yale School of Drama, The American Museum of Natural History, and the Playwrights Realm.