Billy Porter hosts A Tectonic Cabaret with Joaquina Kalukango and Michael Urie
Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Billy Porteris set to host Tectonic Theater Project’s annual benefit cabaret (Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director; Matt Joslyn, Executive Director), A tectonic cabaretMonday, October 3, 2022 with an aperitif at 6.30 p.m. and performances at 7.30 p.m. at Chelsea Factory (547 West 26th Street). Directed by Timothy Koch, an all-star cast, led by Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango and Michael Urie with additional names to be announced, will take the stage to perform a variety of popular musical selections.
The evening will honor the late James Catherwood Hormel with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Amy Stursberg with the first James C. Hormel Award. Hormel was the first openly gay American ambassador and a philanthropist who found organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights. Stursberg is executive director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and CEO of Schwarzman Scholars and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Education Foundation. Hormel and Stursberg are longtime supporters of the Tectonic Theater Project.
“Our first edition of Tectonic Cabaret in 2019 was one of the most joyful and festive events we have ever produced,” said Moisés Kaufman. “Bringing the Tectonic family together to honor our champions and experience the best talent New York has to offer, in a beautiful setting with decadent food and drink, it’s divine!”
“I’m thrilled that we’re honoring Jim Hormel and Amy Stursberg at this year’s event,” said Tectonic Co-Chairman and Board Member George Slowik Jr. So Many Arenas: A Defender social justice for autism awareness, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, arts, education and more. Her husband Michael’s creation of the James C. Hormel Award in his honor is testament to Jim’s devotion to the artists of Tectonic and his decades-long commitment to our work, none of which would be possible without fierce advocacy and tireless dedication. of Amy Stursberg, a beloved member. of our founding board.
Tickets for the star-studded evening start at $250 and are available online at TectonicCabaret.com. Proceeds from the cabaret will benefit the development of new works and the education of the Tectonic Theater Project through the Moment Work Institute.
Based in New York and guided by Founder and Artistic Director Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic Theater Project develops new plays using the company’s theatrical creation method, Moment Work, and through a rigorous process of research and collaboration in an environment of laboratory. Since its creation in 1991, the company has created and staged more than twenty plays and musicals, including Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie ProjectDoug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize winner I am my own wifeand the Tony Award-winning 33 variants. Tectonic Theater Project’s new world premiere play, Here there are blueberriesjust completed a critically acclaimed run at La Jolla Playhouse.