AWARDS SHOW & BENEFIT FOR LGBTQ+ THEATRE
Join one of the world's longest-running LGBTQ+ theatres in celebrating our creative heroes during an entertaining afternoon of special appearances and social festivities. Hosted by program partner, the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Del Shores, Honoree
2023 Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award
Khiyon Hursey, Honoree
2023 Vibrant Voice Award
Parnell Damone Marcano, Honoree
2023 "The O'Hara" Appreciation Award
This year we celebrate Del Shores, an icon of queer playwriting and the creator of the "Sordid Lives" films/series. With celebrity appearances like Peter Paige, Beverly D'Angelo, Dale Dickey, Emerson Collins, Broadway's Tracie Thoms, Matthew Scott Montgomery, and many more, plus a special video message from Whoopi Goldberg, patrons will enjoy a hilarious and entertaining way to honor Del's work while supporting Celebration Theatre's next main stage musical, A New Brain!
Additionally, our program will honor an emerging LGBTQ+ theatremaker, writer/composer Khiyon Hursey ("Spirited", Eastbound), as well as publicly recognize the contributions of one of our steadfast volunteer company members, artist Parnell Damone Marcano ("Greenleaf").
Our event begins in the beautiful Courtyard with a VIP Meet & Greet, red carpet, and champagne welcome. Then guests will move into the Renberg Theatre for the one-hour Awards Show directed by Nell Teare ("Bolivar"). The event concludes with a Courtyard Celebration with live music, silent auction, light bites, and clinking glasses.
- VIP Meet & Greet 2p
- Awards Show 3p
- Courtyard Celebration 4p
Venue partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Open Bar by Micky's WeHo
Flower Design by Something's Blooming
Join us for a good cause and a great afternoon soiree!