On Monday, April 19, the stars came out to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of WET Productions, a non-profit dedicated to empowering women in the arts and media, at their Love Gala. Love was a one night only benefit performance of short plays on love, written by some of the hottest women writers in film, theater and TV and performed by celebrated actors. WETs notorious annual Gala followed the presentation. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration.
Produced by founders Sasha Eden and Victoria Pettibone, and directed by Abby Epstein (The Business of Being Born), the evening featured performances by Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosemarie Dewitt, Ron Livingston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Chris Messina, Mamie Gummer, Zachary Quinto, Jennifer Westfedlt, Carla Gugino and more.
The evening featured the inaugural We Empower Together award, presented by Nora Ephron (Julie and Julia, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally) to honoree Lynda Obst (Acclaimed Producer of The Invention of Lying, Sleepless in Seattle). The We Empower Together Award celebrates a woman in the media whose extraordinary accomplishments have paved the way for other women to succeed by changing the way the world sees women and women see themselves.
WET additionally honored Maria Zuckerman (Vice President HBO Films, Grey Gardens) with The Risk Taker award, recognizing a woman in the middle of her career who is producing groundbreaking female driven projects.
Proceeds from the Love Gala will go to support support WETs new film division, WET Films, created to develop and produce new material for film, and WETs award winning media literacy & leadership program for NYC teenage girls, WETs Risk Takers Series.
For more information, visit www.wetproductions.org.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Victoria Pettibone and Sasha Eden
Victoria Pettibone, Sasha Eden and Lynda Obst
Rosemarie Dewitt and Ron Livingston
Zachary Quinto and Mamie Gummer
Carla Gugino, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jennifer Carpenter
Carla Gugino, Hamish Linklater, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jennifer Carpenter
Zachary Quinto, Rachel Dratch, and Maulik Pancholy
Rachel Dratch and Maulik Pancholy
Hamish Linklater and Jennifer Westfeldt
Sasha Eden and Carla Gugino
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sasha Eden, Carla Gugino and Victoria Pettibone
Victoria Pettibone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Sasha Eden
Ron Livingston and Rosemarie Dewitt
Sasha Eden, Nora Ephron, Lynda Obst and Victoria Pettibone
Sasha Eden, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Victoria Pettibone
Sasha Eden, Jennifer Carpenter and Victoria Pettibone
Sasha Eden, Hamish Linklater, and Victoria Pettibone
Sasha Eden, Zachary Quinto and Victoria Pettibone
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jennifer Carpenter, Hamish Linklater, and Mamie Gummer
Maulik Pancholy, Sasha Eden, Rosemarie Dewitt, Glennis McMurray, Victoria Pettibone, and Emmanuelle Chriqui
Rosemarie Dewitt and Sasha Eden
Hamish Linklater and Mamie Gummer
Maulik Pancholy, Sasha Eden, and Rosemarie Dewitt
Jennifer Carpenter, Hamish Linklater, and Mamie Gummer