ART gala to celebrate Diane Paulus and Drew Gilpin Faust

FILE -- Diane Paulus, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, and a prominent Broadway director, in New York, May 3, 2016. Despite being at the worldÕs wealthiest university, the acting institute's students receive modest financial aid and leave with a median of $78,000 in debt in exchange for a master of liberal arts degree from the Harvard Extension School. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)
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Diane Paulus

The American Repertory Theater has announced the details of its upcoming gala, which will celebrate the 10th anniversary season of artistic director Diane Paulus and honor Harvard President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust.

Held at the Boch Wang Center on April 1, the evening will include a cocktail hour, dinner, live auction, and entertainment. Guests can expect performances by Davone Tines and the cast of the 2018 ART production “The Black Clown,” among other surprises. Co-chairs of the gala are RoAnn Costin, Lis Tarlow and Steve Kay, and Fay and Bill Shutzer.

Faust will received the 2019 ART Angel Award for her “tireless efforts to elevate the role of the arts on the University’s campus and beyond,” according to the theater.


The 2018 gala raised a record $1.3 million.


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