Givenik.com has introduced Sigourney Weaver as the newest member of their Ambassador Program, it was announced by Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters. Ms. Weaver joins in support of The Flea Theater.
The Givenik Ambassador Program features cast members of hit shows discussing the causes and charities they support in short video blogs. Through this exciting new element of Givenik.com, fans will have the opportunity to pose questions to upcoming Ambassadors via Givenik's Facebook and Twitter feeds. The Ambassadors will then answer a selection of questions in their video blogs. Content is available by visiting www.facebook.com/Givenik. Other Givenik Ambassadors include Reeve Carney (Spider-Man), Joel Grey (Anything Goes), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Judy Gold (The Judy Show), John Tartaglia (John Tartaglia's Imaginocean), The VOCA PEOPLE, Adam Kantor (Avenue Q), Derrick Baskin (Memphis), Kara DioGuardi (Chicago), Audra McDonald (Porgy & Bess), Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan) and Aaron Carter (The Fantasticks).
"As we head into the holiday season, a time of giving and of sharing, we are thrilled to welcome the incomparable Sigourney Weaver as our new Givenik Ambassador," commented Jordan Roth. "As a celebrated actor, theatre-maker and advocate, Sigourney is generously spotlighting how people can share unique theatre experiences with friends and family while at the same time giving back to essential charities like the Flea Theatre, a vital NY institution."
"Thank goodness for Givenik," says Ambassador Sigourney Weaver. "This little piggy empowers us all to do the right thing. Then I invite you to be adventurous and come downtown to The Flea Theater in Tribeca for the very best in Off-Off Broadway. We present the most exuberant young talent in the city performing theater, dance, music - sometimes even with a dragon or two. Don't miss it!"
Givenik.com is redefining theatergoing, one ticket at a time. The revolutionary service offers discount, full-price & premium tickets to dozens of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as group rates to all shows, and donates 5% of the ticket price to the charity of the ticket-buyer's choice. Give money, save money, see a show-it's a win-win-win situation.
Give·nik (n.) 1. a person whose passion for charity is matched only by his/her passion for all things Broadway; 2. a user of givenik.com
Any certified non-profit organization can sign up to be a part of Givenik.com for free to develop a new, year-round fundraising mechanism. The organizations that have joined Givenik.com since it launched in 2007, from national groups to local chapters, and from arts organizations to educational institutions, include The Trevor Project, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, City Harvest, Broadway Green Alliance, Dress for Success Worldwide, God's Love We Deliver, The Actors Fund, Stand Up to Cancer, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The It Gets Better Project, New York Theatre Workshop, local chapters of Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, the Museum for African Art and the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Theatergoers interested in becoming "giveniks" and charitable organizations and school groups interested in joining can simply go to www.givenik.com for more information.
The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement, Obie and Otto awards, The Flea has presented nearly 100 plays and numerous dance and live music performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the premieres of Anne Nelson's The Guys; six plays by A.R. Gurney (Post Morten, O Jerusalem, Screenplay, Mrs. Farnsworth, A Light Lunc and Office Hours); and plays by Mac Wellman, Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Swados, Karen Finley, Adam Rapp, Will Eno, Thomas Bradshaw, Jonathan Reynolds, Bathsheba Doran, Steven Banks, Trista Baldwin, Laurel Haines, Sheila Callaghan and too many more to mention.