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GALA 2015

Gala Image 1

Gala Image 1

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Creative Producer Rick Boynton, Spirit of Shakespeare Artistic Honoree Phylicia Rashād, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Executive Director Criss Henderson and Artistic Honoree Simon Callow at GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier.

Photo by Daniel Ribar. 

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GALA Image 2

Spirit of Shakespeare Civic Honorees Ros and David Parry accepted the honor on behalf of ITW at GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier.

Photo by Daniel Ribar.

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GALA Image 3

Spirit of Shakespeare Honorees David and Ros Parry, Phylicia Rashād and Simon Callow with Chicago Shakespeare Theater Board of Directors Chair Sheli Z. Rosenberg at GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier.

Photo by Daniel Ribar.

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GALA Image 4

Marilyn J. Halperin, Director of Education and Communications and the Ray and Judy McCaskey Education Chair, with CPS Prosser Career Academy junior and event speaker Jennifer Gonzalez at GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier.

Photo by Lauren Stenzel.

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GALA Image 5

Lavishly costumed actors portraying Shakespeare’s characters adorn the Courtyard Theater stage as living art installations at GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier.

Photo by Lauren Stenzel. 

Image 01 David and Ros Parry

Image 01 David and Ros Parry

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s GALA 2015 on June 8, 2015 will feature the Spirit of Shakespeare Award Civic Honoree ITW—represented by Vice Chairman David Parry and his wife Ros—in recognition of ITW’s  commitment to community leadership, creativity and innovation.

Photo courtesy of David and Ros Parry.

Image 02 Simon Callow

Image 02 Simon Callow

British theater artist Simon Callow will be recognized as a Spirit of Shakespeare Award Artistic Honoree at Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier.

Photo courtesy of Simon Callow.

Image 03 Phylicia Rashad

Image 03 Phylicia Rashad

Actor, director and arts advocate Phylicia Rashad will be awarded the Spirit of Shakespeare Award Artistic Honoree at Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier.

Photo courtesy of Phylicia Rashad.

Image 04 Gala

Image 04 Gala

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8, 2015 will feature lavishly costumed actors as living art installations throughout the Theater’s multi-level spaces.

Pictured: Summer Smart. Photo by Michael Litchfield. 

Image 05 NAHYP

Image 05 NAHYP

GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 benefits Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s award-winning education programs—which were recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama (left) at the White House this season. Marilyn Halperin (right), CST Director of Education and the Ray and Judy McCaskey Education Chair, CPS Shakespeare! participant Jennifer Guadalupe Gonzalez (center) accepted the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award on behalf of CPS Shakespeare!, CST’s arts-in-education partnership with Chicago Public Schools in an East Room Ceremony on November 10, 2014. 

Photo by Steven E. Purcell. 

Image 06 Parks

Image 06 Parks

Proceeds from Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 will support the annual free-for-all Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour, which has been enjoyed by over 50,000 Chicagoans of all ages in Chicago Park District parks across the south, west and north sides of the City since summer 2012. Mayor Rahm Emanuel poses with the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014) at Garfield Park Conservatory.

Photo by Chuck Osgood. 

 

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