Performance Art Takes Center Stage
New York, NY (March 18, 2009) –
Benefit Chairs Gail Gregg and Fran Kiernan are especially pleased to announce that television, stage, and screen actor Sam Waterston will serve as master of ceremonies for our May 5th New York City Benefit, introducing a lively program celebrating performance art with special guest John Kelly.
Mr. Kelly is a performance and visual artist whose featured roles include the Broadway production of "James Joyce's The Dead" and Christopher Marlowe's "Dido, Queen of Carthage" and Rinde Eckert's "Orpheus X," both at A.R.T. He is the recipient of two Bessie Awards and two Obie Awards, an American Choreographer Award, and the CalArts/Alpert Award. He has collaborated and recorded with David Del Tredici, Laurie Anderson, Antony and the Johnsons, and The Jazz Passengers, and is currently beginning a collaboration with the director/writer Moises Kaufman. Mr. Kelly's visual art has been exhibited at Art in General, the New Museum, P.S. 1, the American Academy in Rome, and at other leading institutions in the United States and abroad. He is the author of an autobiography, John Kelly, published by 2wice Arts Foundation. See www.johnkellyperformance.org for more information about the artist.
A silent auction featuring original works by Yaddo photographers will be on view that evening. If you will not be able to attend, click here to view the works and submit an absentee bid form.
The event will be held at the Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street (between Hudson and Greenwich, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are $350 to $1,000. To purchase reservations online now, click here for a link to a secure page. For additional information, contact Lynn Farenell (email@example.com or 518.584.0746).