Educational Theatre Foundation Celebrates New Beginnings

A group of theatre enthusiasts at the Educational Theatre Foundation relaunch

On Tuesday, December 7, 2023, the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) celebrated its new chapter of leadership and programming with an NYC relaunch party hosted by Princess Grace Foundation President and CEO Brisa Carleton, an ETF Trustee and passionate supporter of its work.

The event attracted many creators, artists, producers, and supporters of ETF and also reinforced ETF’s commitment to advancing the arts. In collaboration with the Situation Project and the producers of the show, ETF underwrote tickets for high school students to see Purlie Victorious on Wednesday, December 6.

A Night Celebrating the Arts

In attendance at the event were veteran producer Neil Meron, who was instrumental in establishing ETF’s Pathway program, Jeffrey Richards, producer of Purlie Victorious, Jacob Yandura, composer of the new musical How to Dance in Ohio, Paul Canaan, co-producer of How to Dance in Ohio and Creative Director at Broadway Media, and Princess Grace Foundation Trustee Chris Le Vine and his wife Vicki Le Vine, who serves as the Vice Chair of the Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts.

As part of the festivities, two students, Zalah Vallien and Nicholas Wilkinson II, who previously received ETF’s Grace Kelly Scholarships, given in partnership with the Princess Grace Foundation, performed for the guests. Other enthusiastic educational theatre advocates and supporters included Moisés Kaufman, Ryan Stana, Henry Tisch, and Randi Zuckerberg.

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