CSC Gala 2020

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 

  • Celebrating Co-Founder Joan Moynagh
  • Janet Wu, Emcee
  • Cara Abdulrazak and Stephen Walsh, chairs

Please join Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in celebrating co-founder Joan Moynagh, and her commitment to access and education. The event will highlight performances from our actors and raise money for our education initiatives, as well as our summer production of Free Shakespeare on the Common. Attire: Creative black tie.

Sponsors
Cara Abdulrazak and Stephen Walsh
Barton & Guestier Wines
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
Irwin and Sheila Heller
Dennis Hong and Rob Hagan
Steven Maler and Anthony Liquori
Susan and Bill Poduska

Committee
Kennedy Elsey                                                                     
Chris Ferraro
David Friedman                                                                            
Janet Goff                                                                                           
Irwin and Sheila Heller                                                      
Bethany Jewell
Steven Maler, ex officio
Tivon Marcus
Sam Mazzarelli and Jonathan Soroff
Amanda McGuire and Alex Zook
Sam Plimpton and Suzanne Bernard
Susan and Bill Poduska
Ricardo Rodriguez, ex officio
Kate Shamon
Doris Yaffe

FAQ's

When should I arrive?

The cocktail reception begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.  We’ll move into the Oval Room for dinner around 7:15 p.m.

Where should I park?

Valet Parking is available at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on both the St. James Avenue entrance and the Dartmouth Street entrance for a fee of $32.  Parking is also available at the Dartmouth Street Garage.

How much are tickets? How can I buy them? Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets cost $500 each.  You may mail us a check:  Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, 101 Arch Street, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02110. Please note “gala ticket” in the memo line of your check; or purchase tickets online via credit card.  Tickets are not sold at the door.  If you have any questions, please call 617-426-0863.

Will I receive an actual ticket?

No, your name will be on the RSVP list at check-in, and you will receive your dinner seating assignment then.

I am planning to attend, but I have special dietary needs. Can they be accommodated?

Yes!  Please notify us by calling 617-426-0863.  With advance notice, the hotel is able to accommodate all special dietary requests.


What should I wear? What does creative black tie mean?

While plenty of people like to take the opportunity to dress up and wear a formal gown or tuxedo, we invite guests to push the boundaries and break out of the box.  This is your chance to embrace a formal foundation while exploring your own unique style!

What is the purpose of the gala? Why are you raising money?

Proceeds from the evening will help fund CSC’s education and theatre training programs.

I’m not able to attend the gala, but I’d like to make a contribution in support of Free Shakespeare on the Common. How may I do so?

Thank you!  You may make a donation via the gala website HERE or you may send a check to Attn: Erin Coffey, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, 101 Arch Street, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02110. Please note “gala donation” in the memo line of your check.

Sponsorships

Gold Sponsorship

Gold Sponsor – $25,000
  • Your company banner on the Boston Common for 4 weeks
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor from the podium at the gala and special thanks in our nightly pre-show announcement at Free Shakespeare on the Common Acknowledgement as Gold Sponsor in our press releases
  • Full-page advertisement in the gala program book, and in the Free Shakespeare on the Common playbill
  • Entrance for 4 to the pre-show reception on Opening Night of Free Shakespeare on the Common on July 29, 2020
  • 4 reserved chairs in our Friends Section on Opening Night of Free Shakespeare on the Common on July 29, 2020, plus 6 additional chairs to use at another performance date of your choice
    OR 10 reserved chairs in our Friends Section at a performance of your choice
  • Invitations to other CSC events, including post-performance receptions to meet the artists
  • Seating for 20 guests at the gala in a premium location and recognition as Gold Sponsor in the gala program book
  • Your logo on the CSC Web page, 2020 gala web page, and our Facebook gala page
  • Your logo on all CSC print materials for the 2020 gala

Silver Sponsorship

Silver Sponsor – $10,000
  • Seating for 10 guests at the gala in a preferred location and special thanks from the podium at the gala
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor and full-page ad in the gala program book
  • Entrance for 4 to the pre-show reception on Opening Night of Free Shakespeare on the Common on July 29, 2020
  • 4 reserved chairs in our Friends Section at Free Shakespeare on the Common, on Opening Night on July 29, 2020 or another performance of your choice
  • Invitations to other CSC events, including post-performance receptions to meet the artists
  • Your logo on the CSC web page, 2020 gala page, and our Facebook gala page
  • Your logo on all CSC print materials for the 2020 gala

Bronze Sponsorship

Bronze Sponsor – $5,000
  • Seating for 10 guests at the gala Recognition as Bronze Sponsor and half-page advertisement in the gala program book
  • Entrance for 2 to the pre-show reception on  Opening Night of Free Shakespeare on the Common on July 29, 2020
  • 2 reserved chairs in our Friends Section at Free Shakespeare on the Common, on Opening Night on July 29, 2020 or another performance of your choice
  • Invitations to other CSC events, including post-performance receptions to meet the artists
  • Logo on gala-related web and Facebook page

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Season Sponsors

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