12th Annual Benefit & Cabaret Honoring Celia Weston

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November 2014: Sonnet Repertory Theatre was honored to celebrate award-winning actress Celia Weston at our Twelfth Annual Benefit & Cabaret. The event was held at Joe's Pub, and featured a host of award-winning and celebrated writers and performers.

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Appearances were made by Derrick Baskin, Kerry Butler, Brian Gallagher, Darius de Haas, Megan Hilty, Carol Kane, David Miller, David Rasche, and Alfred Uhry. Contributing composers included Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, Will Reynolds, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Ben Toth. Video tributes were from Linda Lavin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Alfre Woodard. The evening was hosted by John Behlmann, music directed by Rick Hip-Flores and stage managed by Rachael Gass.

Celia is one of the most respected actors in the industry, known for her roles in film, television and stage. She first came to prominence portraying Jolene Hunnicutt on the long running CBS television series, "Alice" and can currently be seen as Barb Tucker, Cam Tucker's mom on the hit ABC sitcom "Modern Family," and in the FX series "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Her 40-plus film credits include roles in such critically acclaimed films as Dead Man Walking (Independent Spirit Award nomination), In The Bedroom (SAG Award nomination), Snow Falling on Cedars, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Far From Heaven, Unstrung Heroes, Igby Goes Down, The Village, Junebug, and suc, and comedies as Flirting with Disaster, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Observe and Report. Celia made her Broadway debut in Loose Ends with Kevin Kline. Other Broadway credits include: The Lady From Dubuque, Garden District, Summer and Smoke, True West (with Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly), and The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Celia won the Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk Award for a Featured Actress in The Last Night of Ballyhoo. She was also honored by the Drama League for her performances in The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Summer and Smoke

Celia sits on Sonnet Rep's Advisory Board, and is strong proponent of our mission: classic theatre for the modern planet.

Thank you to all who contributed to help us raise record amounts in support of our 2015 season! 

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SRT's Inaugural Walk/Race
NYCRUNS Memorial Day
Ice Cream Social

Monday, May 26
Roosevelt Island

Members and supporters of SRT participated in NYCRUNS Memorial Day Ice Cream Social to help raise funds to cover our venue rental costs this summer. The funds raised from the race on May 26 helped to make the 2014 Collaborative Series possible.

Did someone say ice cream? See Todd and Olivia prep for the big event.

 

Welcome, Olivia!

SRT welcomes our new Co-Artistic Director, Olivia Mora.

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Spring 2014 marked the start of our 12th season, and Sonnet Rep has built a reputation not only for quality in classic theatre in New York City, but also excellence in operations -- which is a testament to the community of support for which we are so very grateful!

As we transition forward, after seven successful years as Co-Artistic Director, Tiffany Little Canfield moved into a new role at SRT. As Artistic Associate, Tiffany will continue to be involved in the creative direction of the company and remain an integral member of the staff and Board of Directors.

Joining Todd Loyd as SRT's new Co-Artistic Director is Olivia Mora. Olivia couldn’t be happier to partner with Sonnet Rep and Todd, who she’s worked with on various projects since they were 14 years old. Prior to New York, Olivia was Associate Artistic Director for Maui Academy of Performing Arts. She’s worked in theatre and theatre education for over 20 years as a teacher, director, choreographer, actor and everything else in between. Currently, Olivia works as Assistant Director of Admissions at a private school in New York City where she also directs Shakespeare projects for the Middle and Upper School divisions. Olivia is a graduate of PCPA Theaterfest and holds a BA in theatre/modern choreography from Mills College.

We welcome Olivia to the team, and look forward to 2015 and beyond ... 

Todd Loyd
Co-Artistic Director 

   

Olivia Mora
Co-Artistic Director 

   

Katrina Kent
Executive Director

   

Tiffany Little Canfield
Artistic Associate