The Educational Theatre Foundation’s annual benefit in New York City supports theatre education programs for schools in need by bringing together professional theatre artists and current high school Thespians. The event featured performances and interviews, dreams and reminiscences, to give back and raise funds for underserved schools.
This year’s event honored Freddie Gershon and Dr. Sharon Dunn, the inaugural recipients of the Broadway Back to School Award, for their work in initiating the Broadway Junior program. The Award recognizes the impact of key leaders in the theatrical industry and education in building access and excellence in school theatre.
Thespians Go Hollywood is the annual benefit in Los Angeles that supports theatre education programs for schools in need by bringing together film, theatre, and TV professionals, and current high school students. The life of late legendary producer Craig Zadan was celebrated at Thespians Go Hollywood – Honoring the Life and Work of Craig Zadan on November 11, 2018 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ headquarters in North Hollywood.
Zadan and his producing partner Neil Meron were honored with the inaugural Theatre for Life Award for their distinguished body of work. Donations in Zadan’s memory are being directed to ETF’s Craig Zadan Memorial Fund.