The Board of the Museum of Performance + Design takes great pleasure in announcing that Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will be presented with its 2018 San Francisco Arts Medallion for his outstanding leadership in the arts on Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm, at The Battery in San Francisco. The San Francisco Arts Medallion was created in 2005 by the Museum of Performance + Design (MP+D) to recognize those individuals whose leadership, action, and generosity have benefited the cultural life of the San Francisco Bay Area.
In the 20 years Tony Taccone has served as the artistic director for Berkeley Rep, the company has presented more than 77 world, American, and West Coast premieres and sent 32 shows to New York, two to London, and one to Hong Kong. Prior to working at Berkeley Rep, Taccone served as artistic director of Eureka Theatre. While at the Eureka, he commissioned Tony Kushner’s legendary Angels in America and co-directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. This year, Taccone will direct Berkeley Rep's production of Angels in America, which opens on April 17.
"This year, the event will be an extraordinary convergence of the artistic and political and Tony Taccone’s brilliant touch on the culture of our time,” says MP+D Board President and Event Patron Chair Pattie Lawton. Honorary Chair Mark Leno will join us for the evening which will include tributes to Tony, displays of original material from MP+D’s collection including the iconic wings, designed by Sandra Woodall, from the original Eureka theatre production, and Tony in conversation with designer Ken Fulk.
Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and educational programs at MP+D. For additional details including VIP level attendee benefits and costs, please click here. Please click here for the full press release. For more information, please call Kirsten Tanaka at 415-741-3531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Arts Medallion Honorees include Stanlee Gatti (2005), Gordon Getty (2006), Diane B. Wilsey (2007), Mr & Mrs. George F. Jewett, Jr. (2008), Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. (2009), Nancy Hellman Bechtle (2010), Delia F. Ehrlich (2011), Roselyne C. Swig (2012), John Goldman (2013), Frederica von Stade (2015), Robert Mailer Anderson & Nion McEvoy (2016) and Carl & Yurie Pascarella (2017).
UNDERWRITERS: William S. Eddelman, Elyse Eng, Mary Lester, and Bruce and Fran Walker
BENEFACTORS: The John and Marcia Goldman Philanthropic Fund, Gretchen Kimball, Pattie Lawton, and Diane B. Wilsey
PATRONS: Jay Plano and Stephanie Tanaka.
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