Honoring Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen McKinley Henderson at The Players on Gramercy Park
We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of WORDTheatre in NYC by inviting all the the Authors & Actors who have participated over the years plus some of the wonderful people in the publishing community who have helped make WORDTheatre an international success! This is an Invitation-Only Party to say "Thank You!" for your support plus it is a perk for WORDTheatre Patron Members.
20th Anniversary NYC Celebration – For Patron Members and by Invitation
MANHATTAN | INVITATION ONLY PARTY for our Authors, Actors, Supporters & Patron Members!!
We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of WORDTheatre in NYC by inviting all the the actors & authors who have participated over the years plus some of the wonderful people in the publishing community who have helped helped make WORDTheatre an international success! This is an Invitation-Only Party to say "Thank You!" for your support. Your RSVP is essential. Please join us for at a cocktail party & a special performance at The Players. All Patron Members are invited. We are a non-profit and space is limited, so if you would like to bring a plus one, please make a $125 donation for your guest using the link below! We will present Joyce Carol Oates & Stephen McKinley Henderson with The WORDTheatre Storyteller Award for 2023. It's a Party to Meet, Mingle and Enjoy! This invitation is non-transferrable.
INVITED GUESTS ONLY PLUS PATRON MEMBERS
THIS PARTY IS A PERK OF PATRON MEMBERSHIP – JOIN OR UPGRADE TODAY!
DONATE $125 for PLUS-ONE Ticket Here
Only one per person please.
It is essential that you RSVP to [email protected]
Founder & Artistic Director
Alexis Crump, April Webster, Cara Robin, Schmidt,
Douglas Davis, Paula Silver, Ruth True & Michael Tomlinson
Len Cariou & Heather Summerhayes
Randy & Jane Sinisi
This is an Invitation-only Party for
Our Authors & Actors, Patron Members & Supporters
to Celebrate WORDTheatre’s 20th Anniversary
2023 WORDTheatre Storyteller Award Recipients
Joyce Carol Oates, Author
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Actor
Thursday, October 19, 2023
The Players NYC
16 Gramercy Park
6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors’ D’oeuvres
7:30 pm Performances
8:30 pm Honoree Presentation
Actors who will perform*
Brooke Adams, Carla Gugino, Catherine Dent, Emily Bergl, Griffin Dunne, James Cromwell,
Julianna Margulies, Kevin Corrigan, Len Cariou, Linus Roache, Maggie Siff, Mark Moses, Michael Boatman,
Raul Castillo, Richard Schiff, Samantha Mathis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Tony Shalhoub, Vincent Piazza
Stories by Attending Authors *
Joyce Carol Oates
A. M. Homes, Amy Hempel, Dan Chaon, David Means, Lore Segal,
Margaret McMullan, Peter Orner, Pamela Painter, Sidik Fofana, Simon Van Booy
Plus Stories by Non-Attending Authors
Aimee Bender, James Lasdun, John Edgar Wideman
Antonique Smith, vocalist
Jonathan Maestro, piano
The Players is a private social club founded in New York City by the noted 19th-century Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth.
In 1888, Booth purchased the 1847 mansion where we will enjoy the party and performances!
* As schedules can change without notice, all appearances are subject to final availability
Antonique Smith, Brooke Adams, Carla Gugino, Emily Bergl, Griffin Dunne, James Cromwell, Julianna Margulies, Kevin Corrigan, Len Cariou, Linus Roache,
Maggie Siff, Mark Moses, Michael Boatman, Raul Castillo, Richard Schiff, Samantha Mathis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Tony Shalhoub, Vincent Piazza….
Jonathan Maestro on piano
Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen McKinley Henderson are our 2023 WORDTheatre® Storyteller Award Recipients
The performance includes works by attending authors
A.M. Homes, Amy Hempel, Dan Chaon, David Means,
Joyce Carol Oates, Lore Segal, Pamela Painter, Peter Orner, Simon Van Booy
plus non-attending authors James Lasdun, John Edgar Wideman, Margaret Atwood & more…
Emily Bergl & Antonique Smith will sing with Jonathan Maestro accompanying on piano.
This 20th anniversary Celebration is for WORDTheatre Patrons & by Invitation Only.
We are inviting all the wonderful actors, authors, publishers, editors & agents who have generously supported our work!
If you are not yet a Patron, you may join or upgrade today to be automatically invited to this exclusive party.
The doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktails and appetizers followed by a 7:30 pm Performance and Award Ceremony.
Due to the ever-shifting nature of performers’ schedules, and the fact that they donate their time and talents, participation is subject to change without notice.