January 15th, 2013 by Laura
Hilltop Ale House is hosting a benefit for its staff member Catherine (Cat), who suffered a stroke on Christmas day. She was left with little to no feeling on her right side, but is making key steps in rehabilitation. To help Cat with her recovery, Hilltop is one of the Ale Houses hosting a Benefit Night for Cat.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16th, Hilltop Ale House will be donating proceeds from food and drink sales to Cat’s recovery, including her Home Care and Physical Therapy. They’ll be collecting cash donations too.
May 18th, 2011 by Thea
Author and storyteller Mike Daisey will be holding a one-night performance benefit of his monologue How Theater Failed America at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 18 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
The proceeds of tonight’s performance will go toward grants for artists who were expecting employment from Intiman Theatre this season, but did not yet have contracts and received no severance when the season was canceled due to budget issues last month. The grants will be distributed by local non-profit Artist Trust, which is dedicated to supporting artists in Washington State.
“Intiman’s crisis is a crisis for all Seattle theater,” Daisey said in a statement. “This moment has huge implications for what theater will mean in the future of Seattle’s artistic landscape. I’m very happy that Seattle Rep was able to act quickly and decisively so that proceeds from this performance will go directly to the artists who have been hurt by the cancellation of Intiman’s season. Seattle has an extraordinary theater community, and I hope everyone will come together to support the artists for this night, and to have a spirited, honest discussion about the state of our theater.”
From the press release:
Daisey’s monologue is about the failure of the American theater to help sustain and support its workers. In the monologue, he sinks his razor-sharp wit into a subject he knows well: the American theater. From gorgeous new theaters standing empty as cathedrals, to “successful” working actors traveling like migrant farmhands, to an arts culture unwilling to speak or listen to its own nation, Daisey takes stock of the dystopian state of theater in America.
Tonight’s performance will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the state of theater in our time with theatre professionals, artists, and arts funders, including Jerry Manning, Hans Altwies, Allison Narver, and Charlie Rathbun, and moderated by Daisey. Audience members are invited to participate.
Tickets for tonight’s show are $25 and are available at www.seattlerep.org, or at the Box Office at 206-443-2222 (Toll-free 1-877-900-9285). Tickets will also be available at the door. Seating is general admission.
For more information check out the Seattle Rep website.
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