Ezra Knight & Sara Bareilles join The Acting Company’s ‘Reimagined Renaissance Gala’ honouring Rainn Wilson & Dakin Matthews

The Acting Company has announce that Ezra Knight will host The Acting Company’s annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala honouring Rainn Wilson and Dakin Matthews at New York’s Capitale on 24 April 2023.

The evening will also include a special performance from Grammy Award winner, Tony and Emmy nominee Sara Bareilles.

There will be additional appearances by Kelley Curran (“The Gilded Age”), Allen Gilmore (“Objects in the Mirror“), and Chelsea Williams (“Death of a Salesman“).

As previously announced, Timothy K. Saunders Jr. and Tejal P. Wadhwani serve as Co-chairs for the event.

They will honour fellow board member Dakin Matthews, one of the company’s founding artists, with The John Houseman Award for his work as an actor, playwright, translator and dramaturg for five decades in theatre, film and television.

Rainn Wilson will received The Joan M. Warburg Civic Engagement Award, named for the longtime President of The Acting Company’s Board of Directors, in recognition of his philanthropy and leadership, including his work with climate nonprofit Arctic Basecamp, and as founder of The Lidè Foundation, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers women and girls through the arts. The Acting Company’s Reimagined Renaissance Gala will include cocktails beginning at 6:30 PM followed by dinner, a silent auction, live performances, and dancing.

The Gala Committee includes J. Barclay Collins II, Peter H. Darrow, John N. Gilbert, Margot Harley, Dana Ivey, Jessie Kelly, Ezra Knight, Dakin Matthews, Angela Pierce, Richard Reilly, Louis Rodriguez, Jean-Luc Sinniger, Earl D. Weiner, and Lori-Ann Wynter. The Acting Company’s Board of Directors includes Earl D. Weiner (Chair), Timothy K. Saunders, Jr. (Vice Chair),  Robert T. Goldman (Vice President),  Lori-Ann Wynter (Secretary), Jean-Luc Sinniger (Treasurer), Mary Ann Fribourg, Edgar Lansbury (Directors Emeritus), and Margot Harley (Founder). Tickets are available for purchase at https://theactingcompany.org/gala.

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