Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Culture Project Will Rename Its Mainstage Theatre, The Lynn Redgrave Theatre
This article by Andrew Gans appears on today's Playbill.com
Culture Project has announced that it will rename its mainstage theatre, currently known as 45 Bleecker Street, the Lynn Redgrave Theatre this June.
A naming ceremony and commemorative gala in honor of the late Ms. Redgrave will be held June 3 at Stage 48 (605 W. 48th St.). Honorary Chairs for the evening are Vanessa Redgrave, Liam Neeson and Ms. Redgrave’s three children, Annabel Clark, Ben Clark and Pema Clark.
“To be entrusted with the preservation of even a small portion of Lynn's legacy is a glorious honor,” said Culture Project founder and artistic director Allan Buchman in a statement. “We hope to infuse her passions in the area of playwriting, education, and the joy of acting into all of our endeavors. Certainly, the Redgrave name in theater exemplifies the highest commitment to the theatrical arts in conjunction with a bold advocacy to human rights and social justice that is the defining purpose of Culture Project.”
Lynn Redgrave appeared in the original run of Culture Project’s The Exonerated as Sonia “Sunny” Jacobs. Culture Project was also instrumental to the development of Ms. Redgrave’s third play, Nightingale, presenting a number of developmental public readings of the play. Ms. Redgrave was last seen on the Culture Project stage in 2007 with her sister Vanessa and brother Corin in A Question of Impeachment, a series of evenings exploring the case for the impeachment of former President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
Culture Project is dedicated to "addressing critical human rights issues by shining an artistic spotlight on injustice." For more information visit www.cultureproject.org.
Culture Project is currently presenting Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto.