New York (PRWEB) October 15, 2005
The Relentless Theater Company announces their third annual fundraiser this year to take place at The Chambers Hotel on Tuesday October 18th from 6 PM to 8 PM. The event, aptly named “A Night on the Town,” will honor three women who have made a huge difference in the lives of others and are each legends in their own rights: Model, actress and fundraiser Sherry B. Brofman, along with celebrated make up artist to the stars, Paula Dorf and Rosalie Edson, who was recently listed as one of the top 12 woman business owners in the US.
The MC for the evening is guitar and song writer Carlos Alomar who has played on more David Bowie albums than any other six stringer. Expected guests include Ben Vereen, Spike Lee, Tony Dennison and Theresa Rebeck along with some of the theater industry’s most respected actors, writers and playwrights.
This year’s event is expected to raise the bar substantially despite last year’s very successful event at which over $100K was raised. Tickets for this event are $500.
The honorees will be receiving an array of incredible gifts, all in a custom made bag from the Point Knitting Cafe, including a 3-night stay at the exclusive safari lodge, Tintswalo, located within the Greater Kruger National Park as well as a premium gift box from Jo Malone. Guest’s will find new meaning to the word “goodie bag” when they discover items such as a luxurious one night stay at the beautiful Casa del Mar Golf Resort and Spa in Los Cabos, customized truffles from Vosges Haute Chocolat and if that isn’t enough to satisfy sweet cravings there are certificates from Ben & Jerry’s to boot.
From its modest beginnings in LA to its most recent success in New York, The Relentless Theater Company (RTC) has remained a theater committed to exploring various characteristics of the American experience. Its recent production, Jigsaw Nation, by Haley Finn, Marjorie Louis, Gary Winter and Malachy Walsh-who was last years recipient of “Best Play writing” at The New York International Fringe Festival, was extremely well received at this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. RTC is committed to making a difference in the lives of the community and that is established by the way of donations to charities and scholarships for at risk youths while giving them the exposure to the theater arts as interns on its productions.
Executive director Olivia Honegger says “It is not the intent of RTC to make theater artists out of theses kids. We use theater as an alternative way to help kids discover the self confidence to know what it is they want to do and then go for it”. They have had great success doing so as in one great story of a young man, named Alpha Bah, from Africa who was sent to the USA by his parents for a better life. He was moved into a foster home after it was discovered that he had been abused by the relatives that were supposed to be taking care of him. He has been in this country three years and has taught himself English and has proven to be an extraordinary poet and playwright.
After mentoring with RTC he has gone on to DePaul University and through the tireless efforts of RTC’s board and staff received an $18,000 scholarship and is looking forward to a very bright future.
As a bonus for the scholarship kids that will be attending the event, Russell and kimora Lee Simmons have generously outfitted them head to toe in the latest from Phat Farm and Baby Phat.
For more information please contact Shamin Abas or visit The Relentless Theater online at http://users.rcn.com/relentlesstheatre/home.htm
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