MacDowell Colony, the nation's leading artists residency program, will celebrate their centennial in 2007. The kick-off took place at its annual gala benefit in New York City on Monday, December 4th.
Distinguished broadcast journalist and MacDowell chairman Robert MacNeil was master of ceremonies of the program -- a festive salute to MacDowell Fellows past and present. Among those who participated were Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, the Grey Gardens creative team (who completed the musical at MacDowell), members of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Lisa Kron. There was also a tribute to Wendy Wasserstein, a MacDowell Fellow and board member, delivered by Paul Rudnick; it included a reading from her last play, Third, by Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.
The event raised over $330,000 to support the Colony's eminent Fellowship program in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Visit www.macdowellcolony.org for more information.
Photos by Steven Tucker
Ruth M. Feder, Anne Jackson, Helen S. Tucker and Eli Wallach
Randall Bourscheidt, MacDowell Colony Fellow Scott Frankel, MacDowell Colony Fellow Michael Friedman, guest and MacDowell Colony Fellow and MacDowell Board Member Dan Hurlin
MacDowell Colony Fellow Lisa Kron, Paul Rudnick, Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, who participated in a celebration of Colony Fellow Wendy Wasserstein
Anne Jackson, David Zurak, Blakely White-McGuire and Eli Wallach in a tribute to MacDowell Colony Fellows Aaron Copland and Martha Graham
MacDowell Colony Resident David Macy, Scott Frankel and MacDowell Colony Executive Director Cheryl Young
Scott Frankel, Nehal Joshi, Erin Davie and Matt Cavenaugh of the Broadway musical Grey Gardens
MacDowell Colony Chairman Robert MacNeil and Thomas Putnam, Chairman of the Colony's Centennial Steering Committee
Marjorie Rosenthal, Helen Tucker and Fred Papert
The Honorable Richard Eaton with Susan Henshaw Jones
Victoria Campbell Kirsten, Bobby White, guest and Brandon Fradd