BY: Atul Kapoor Staff Writer For World Liberty TV
“Queen Of Retail” Faith Hope Consolo Honored By The Dramatists Guild Foundation.
Estée Lauder Companies’ Executive Group President John Demsey and Writer, Lyricist and Composer Sheldon Harnick to Receive Additional 2018 Honors.
The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) will honor Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group and renowned retail consultant and broker.
In addition to celebrating the “Queen of Retail,” the evening will shine a light on two esteemed patrons of the arts: Writer, lyricist and composer Sheldon Harnick and Estée Lauder Companies’ Executive Group President John Demsey.
DGF’s annual Gala celebrates artists and honors patrons of the American theater community in gratitude of their continued support of emerging writers and creators.
This year’s theme is First Look, providing guests an early glimpse of performances from recently- and soon-to-be-opened musicals and plays.
Performances and appearances by the cast and creatives of Dave, Be More Chill, The Lifespan of a Fact, Jagged Little Pill and The Prom will be showcased with additional Gala performers, host, and participants to be announced at a later date.
“These three honorees have left their mark on theater and the arts in myriad ways,” said Andrew Lippa, President of DGF. “It is a privilege to honor them all at our Gala in November.”
On the importance and impact of the Dramatists Guild Foundation, 2018 DGF Gala Honoree Faith Hope Consolo stated, “In my life and career, I have had the chance to be a part of many thrilling stories. I support DGF because they are helping talented writers across the country expand our sense of what’s possible in the world.”
“We are so lucky to have honorees who not only lead their industries but are leaders in giving back,” said Rachel Routh, Executive Director of DGF. “We applaud Faith, John, and Sheldon for their generosity and support of the artists who inspire us.”
The Dramatists Guild Foundation supports the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF’s programs and initiatives help propel playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers to their full potential by providing arts education and resources across the country.
About Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF): Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it.
The Dramatists Guild Foundation fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers at all stages of their careers. DGF sponsors educational programs; provides awards, grants, and stipends; offers free space to create new works; and gives emergency aid to writers in need. In supporting and nurturing the creators of today, they protect the stories of tomorrow.