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The Actors Gymnasium
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Kiana Harris Simon
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events@actorsgymnasium.com
847-328-2795
ACTORS GYMNASIUM GALA RAISES $12,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
EVANSTON, IL - The Actors Gymnasium held it's annual fundraising Benefit Gala on July 20 at the Unitarian Church of Evanston. Over one hundred fifty supporters came out to enjoy circus aerial acts, contortionists, and acrobats, raising over $12,000 in scholarships for Circus classes. The event was emceed by Actors Gym headliner Lindsey Noel Whiting and Lookingglass ensemble member David Catlin, and over 30 local Evanston businesses donated food and items for the silent auction.

 

"The Actors Gymnasium believes that diversity and accessibility to all of Evanston is important.  It is because of this belief that the evening was so successful.   The funds raised at the Gala will help more students become a part of the circus family we have here at the gym." says Tracy Aiden, Gala benefit Chair.  

The Actors Gymnasium is a recipient of the 2009 Evanston Mayor's Award for the Arts. It serves over 3,000 students per year, and puts on six sold out productions annually.

 

The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, Illinois - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. For additional information on The Actors Gymnasium's innovative programming, please visit www.actorsgymnasium.org or call (847)328-2795.

The 2013 Shipwrecked Gala Committee with Artistic Co-Directors
The 2013 Shipwrecked Gala Committee with Artistic Co-Directors

A contortionist centerpiece among the silent auction prizes.
A contortionist centerpiece among the silent auction prizes.
Hosts David Catlin and Lindsey Noel Whiting saying a toast to The Actors Gymnasium's 18 years.
Hosts David Catlin and Lindsey Noel Whiting saying a toast to The Actors Gymnasium's 18 years.

Hi - res photos and more information are available upon request. 
Contact Kiana Harris Simon: events@actorsgymnasium.com, 847-328-2795
 
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About The Actors Gymnasium

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience.  At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Flyphysically, emotionally and creatively.