Chicago Shakespeare Theater
GALA 2015 is the signature fundraising event for Chicago Shakespeare Theater with proceeds directly supporting Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Communities, the Theater’s nationally recognized education programs and Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. GALA 2015 will draw five hundred of the city’s civic and cultural leaders to CST’s home on Navy Pier, where they will enjoy theatrical-inspired décor and living art installations. Highlights of the event include the presentation of the fourth annual "Spirit of Shakespeare Awards," honoring those who keep the spirit of Shakespeare alive through community service and artistic leadership, and an artistic program featuring star-studded performances.
Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is one of America’s largest, most celebrated theaters. CST produces a year-round season encompassing more than 600 performances at its home on Chicago’s Navy Pier and has been represented on stages around the world, including the Donmar Warehouse, Sydney Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Market Theatre of Johannesburg. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, CST produces extraordinary classic productions, musical theater, new works and serves as Chicago’s leading theatrical presenter of international productions. http://www.chicagoshakes.com/