This June, we welcome guests to Yaddo’s majestic Mansion for our annual Summer Benefit, featuring a musical performance by renowned Yaddo artists and honorary guests, The Lazours. Experience the beautiful site that has inspired great art since 1926. Enjoy live music, delicious eats and conversation with artists and friends on our magnificent grounds. Your ticket supports our mission to provide the gift of uninterrupted time and space to artists in a supportive community. This festive gathering is the event of the season!

Sponsor Our Annual Summer Benefit

Make an even greater impact, put your business at the forefront, become a sponsor! Benefits provide maximum marketing potential for your company. Preview our sponsorship opportunities here. For details and assistance, please contact our Senior Development Associate, Kat Trippany, at ktrippany@yaddo.org or call (518) 584-0746.

Daniel and Patrick Lazour

Music theater sensations Daniel and Patrick Lazour are Yaddo artists whose breakthrough musical We Live in Cairo premiered at the American Repertory Theater in 2019. The play captures the tumultuous street protests leading up to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. It received a Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater. The brothers, of Lebanese descent, began writing for the stage while still teenagers. Their current projects include a musical adaptation of Ritesh Batra’s 2013 arthouse hit The Lunchbox for Lincoln Center Theatre and a sing-along, Night Side Songs. They are composing original music for Caroline Lindy’s feature film, Your Monster; their movie musical Challenger: An American Dream is being developed with Bruce Cohen Productions and Universal Remote. The Lazours’ work is featured on such albums as Flap My Wings (Songs from We Live in Cairo), a collection of protest songs performed by international artists. 

Summer Benefit Planning Committee

Sue Allerdice
Susan Bokan
Susan DePaula
Tamie Ehinger
Patricia Friesen
Patty HasBrouck
Kelly Healy Kane
Katrina Lucas
Robb Moore
Cara Milde
Tamara Backer Tepper
Kim Swidler
Domenique Yerolayev

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

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