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To celebrate the power of theater and make
public school arts education a right, not a privilege

HOSTED BY
Sasha Hutchings
Hamilton ● Oklahoma!

HONORING
Dominique Morisseau
AMF Legacy Award

HONORING
Lisanne Shaffer
AMF Excellence in Arts Education Award

FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY

Leslie Odom, Jr.
Hamilton

Nicolette Robinson
Waitress

Phillipa Soo
Hamilton

Steven Pasquale
The Bridges of Madison County

Javier Muñoz
Hamilton

Mandy Gonzalez
In the Heights

LaChanze
The Color Purple

Celia Rose Gooding
Jagged Little Pill

James Harkness
Ain’t Too Proud

Jawan Jackson
Ain’t Too Proud

Matt Manuel
Ain’t Too Proud

Jelani Remy
Ain’t Too Proud

Nik Walker
Ain’t Too Proud

FEATURING SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY

Peter Avery
Director of Theater,
New York City Department of Education


Sobha Kavanakudiyil
Director, Graduate Program in Educational Theatre,
The City College of New York


Derrick Baskin

Cynthia Erivo

Julianne Moore

Chiké Okonkwo

Jeremy Pope

Ephraim Sykes

Adrienne Warren

Vanessa Williams

with appearances by NYC Public School Students and Special Guests!

#ArtsAreEssential

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

At all sponsorship levels, name or company logo will be listed for those who contribute by November 13.

$50,000+

Name included in event-specific press releases and materials
Verbal acknowledgment during the event broadcast

$25,000+

Verbal acknowledgment during the event broadcast

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To make a gift via electronic transfer, please email RSVP@arthurmillerfoundation.org.

All sponsorship levels are 100% tax-deductible and include a credit card processing fee, unless an electronic transfer or check payment is made. There are no tickets for this virtual event, but donations are strongly encouraged and appreciated during this time of great need.

ABOUT THE ARTHUR MILLER FOUNDATION

This year the Arthur Miller Foundation Honors will be accessible to a broader global audience. It will have a larger, more diverse reach than ever before, as this year's gala attendees can be located anywhere in the world! 

The Arthur Miller Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides increased equity and access to quality theater education for public school students by investing in public school theater teachers. Arthur Miller was a product of New York City public schools in Harlem and in Brooklyn. Founded by Rebecca Miller to honor her father’s legacy, the Arthur Miller Foundation supports sustainable public school theater education through two key initiatives:

Arthur Miller Foundation Fellows ProgramEarly-career public school theater teachers enrolled in the AMF Fellows Program collectively reach over 30,000 elementary, middle and high school students. It is the only program of its kind that supports in-school theater education through a partnership with the New York City Department of Education, by providing theater teachers with the resources they need to build, grow and sustain quality theater programs. Fellows are provided with mentors, classroom resources, teaching artist residencies with celebrated cultural institutions, and professional development opportunities.

Arthur Miller Foundation Scholars ProgramIn partnership with the Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York, the AMF Scholars Program provides 50% tuition scholarships for qualified candidates to earn their theater teaching certification, with the ultimate goal of becoming a permanent, certified public school theater teacher.

Despite the fact that New York City is the theater capital of the country, only about 200 out of 1,800 public schools have theater teachers.  The Foundation’s ultimate goal is staying power for theater programs, thereby increasing the number of public school students with access to a quality, in-school theater education.

Theater is a means by which to give a voice to all of our young people––particularly our Black and Brown students who make up the majority of the NYC public school population and have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arthur Miller Foundation is working with our cultural partners to create Virtual Theater Labs through the social justice lens to celebrate BIPOC histories while cultivating students' creative voices, encouraging them to devise and tell their stories.

A dedicated in-school theater teacher is vital. Theater teachers are individuals who create a safe space where students can explore their authentic selves; theater educators cultivate a sense of community as students use art to make sense of the world around them. Evidence reveals that theater class gives students an outlet to funnel anxiety and stress through creative expression by providing them with a constructive way to channel those emotions.

AMF is determined to increase the number of theater teachers in New York City and, eventually, in other areas of the country. We have continued to support our Fellows and Scholars throughout the pandemic, but we need your help to continue and expand upon this crucial work.