Origin Theatre's Spring Benefit
An Invitation to celebrate our 10th Anniversary

Hosted by Mutual of America

Past Work

Monday, May 21st 2012


Time:

6:30 pm

Honouring Geraldine Hughes and Tim Kennon

Festive Attire

6:30 pm Cocktails • 7:30 pm Origin Showcase

8:15 pm Buffet Dinners • Followed by Entertainment

10 years of Launching European Playwrights in America

Since it’s humble beginnings in 2002, Origin Theatre Company’s
mission to introduce European playwrights to

American audiences has been an incredible journey for me as
founder and artistic director.

I am deeply inspired by the extraordinary community of
artists and supporters who have grown with us over the last
10 years on both sides of the Atlantic. Two of these
individuals, Geraldine Hughes and Tim Kennon, we are
thrilled to be honoring at this years Spring Benefit. Both
have contributed greatly to the arts community in New York
and in particular Origin Theatre Company.

On May 21st, 2012, we celebrated some of the our achievements:

  • watching the work of 40 European playwrights being launched into the American theatre community;
  • creating the 1st Irish Theatre Festival in 2008, the only festival in the world dedicated to Irish playwrights;
  • moving to our new office at the Art New York building at 520 Eighth Ave;
  • Being invited to the White House in 2011 for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, meeting President Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama.

In our tenth anniversary year we ushered in a new chapter in the
life of Origin including:

  • the launch of our new website;
  • the broadening of our artistic programming to include translations from even more European countries;
  • the continued commitment to build and strengthen our
  • infrastructure.

 

Only with your support can we remain devoted to giving the
next generation of European playwrights a voice in America.

 

Thanking you for your continued generosity.

Best wishes, George C. Heslin

 

ANGEL $10,000
$8,050 tax deductible

  • 10 Guests to Origins Spring Benefit
  • Share an evening of theatre with 30 of your guests with VIP wine reception to follow to ‘Tiny Dynamite’ during June 59E59  Theaters and meet the cast.
  • 1 Gold full-page advertisement in 1st Irish 2012 Festival Brochure
  • 10 Guests to VIP Launch of 1st Irish Theater Festival
    Company Logo to appear on website for 1 year.
  • Publicly acknowledged at all Origin events as Angel listing.
  • Dinner for six with Artistic Director George Heslin

 

PRODUCER $5,000
$3,650 tax deductible

  • 5 Guests to Origins Spring Benefit
  • Share an evening of theatre with 15 of your guests with VIP wine reception to follow to ‘Tiny Dynamite’ during June at 59E59 Theaters and meet the cast.
  • 1 Silver full-page advertisement in 1st Irish 2012 Festival Brochure
  • 5 Guests to VIP Launch of 1st Irish Theater Festival
  • Company Logo to appear on website for 1 year.
  • Producer listing in all Origin brochures
  • Dinner for four with Artistic Director George Heslin

 

DIRECTOR $2,500
$1,550 tax deductible

  • 5 Guests to Origins Spring Benefit
  • 5 Guests to VIP Launch of 1st Irish Theater Festival
  • 1 Bronze full-page advertisement in 1st Irish Festival Brochure
  • 4 VIP tickets to Opening night of Origins ‘Tiny Dynamite’ in June
  • Director listing in all Origin brochures
  • Dinner for two with Artistic Director George Heslin

 

STAR $1,000
$730 tax deductible

  • 3 Guests to Origins Spring Benefit
  • 3 Guests to VIP Launch of 1st Irish Theater Festival
  • 3 VIP tickets to Opening night of Origins
  • ‘Tiny Dynamite’ in June
  • Star listing in all Origin brochures

 

CO STAR $500
$340 tax deductible

  • 2 Guests to Origins Spring Benefit
  • 2 Guests to VIP Launch of 1st Irish Theater Festival
  • Co Star listing in all Origin brochures

 

LEADING LADY/MAN $200
$120 tax deductible

  • 1 Guest to Origins Spring Benefit
  • Leading Lady/Man listing in all Origin brochures

 

 

Origin Theatre Company Board of Directors

Enrico Ciotti

Cassie S. Farrelly

Tina Santi Flaherty

Brendan Gilmartin

Janice Gormley

George C Heslin

Kate Kennon

John Lyons

Gregory Moore

Sean Noonan

Aisling Reidy

Antonia Reilly

 

Advisory Board

Eva Brune

Robert Dunn

Sharon Fogarty

Sheenagh Gillen

Colette Morris

Aisling Ryan

Location:

320 Park Avenue, 35th Floor, Between 50th & 51st Streets