2017 Fall Emerging Artists Luncheon


Luncheon tables:

  • $5,000 Table (Goods and services estimated at $700)
    Includes premium seating for 10 guests; sponsorship signage and recognition at the event; opportunity to host artists at your table; and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.
  • $2,500 Table (Goods and services estimated at $700)
    Includes seating for 10 guests; opportunity to host artists at your table; and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.

Individual tickets:

  • $500 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each)
    Includes premium seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.
  • $250 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each)
    Includes preferred seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.

The Emerging Artists Luncheon is a celebration of Vineyard Theatre’s artistic development and education programs, which give artists support and resources to develop new plays and musicals, and offer free arts learning opportunities to local public high school students.


Click here to purchase tickets or tables.


Antoinette NwandeAbout Antoinette Nwandu:

Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright via Los Angeles. In June, Steppenwolf presented the World Premiere of her play PASS OVER which sparked a national conversation about bias in critical responses. Her play BREACH will receive a World Premiere at Victory Gardens in February 2018, and she is currently under commission from Echo Theater Company and Colt Coeur. Antoinette’s plays have been supported by the Sundance Theater Lab, MacDowell, the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (mentor: Katori Hall), Kennedy Center, Page73, Ars Nova, PlayPenn, Space on Ryder Farm, Southern Rep, The Flea, Naked Angels, Fire This Time, and The Movement Theater Company. Honors include spots on the 2016 and 2017 Kilroys lists, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize, and a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Antoinette is an alum of the Ars Nova Play Group, the Naked Angels Issues PlayLab, and Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Additional honors include being named a Ruby Prize finalist, PONY Fellowship finalist, Page73 Fellowship finalist, NBT’s I Am Soul Fellowship finalist, and two-time Princess Grace Award semi-finalist. Education: Harvard, The University of Edinburgh, Tisch School of the Arts.


The Emerging Artists Luncheon is a project of the Vineyard Council, an active group of Vineyard friends and advocates: George Alexander, Nicole Cost, Kathryn Erbe, Brian Fassett, Robert Lazo, Craig Manzino, Brigid McDermott, Kate Mulgrew, Donald Porter, David Thompson, Sophie von Haselberg.


All proceeds will benefit The Vineyard’s artistic and education programming in the 2017-2018 Season.

The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is generously underwritten by the Tournesol Project.

2017 Fall Emerging Artists Luncheon

Thursday, November 9, 2017
12-2:30PM

with the presentation of The Vineyard's 2017-2018
Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to Antoinette Nwandu

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York City

Luncheon tables:

  • $5,000 Table (Goods and services estimated at $700) Includes premium seating for 10 guests; sponsorship signage and recognition at the event; opportunity to host artists at your table; and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.
  • $2,500 Table (Goods and services estimated at $700) Includes seating for 10 guests; opportunity to host artists at your table; and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.

Individual tickets:

  • $500 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each) Includes premium seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.
  • $250 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each) Includes preferred seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2017-2018 Season.

The Emerging Artists Luncheon is a celebration of Vineyard Theatre’s artistic development and education programs, which give artists support and resources to develop new plays and musicals, and offer free arts learning opportunities to local public high school students.
Click here to purchase tickets or tables.

Antoinette NwandeAbout Antoinette Nwandu:

Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright via Los Angeles. In June, Steppenwolf presented the World Premiere of her play PASS OVER which sparked a national conversation about bias in critical responses. Her play BREACH will receive a World Premiere at Victory Gardens in February 2018, and she is currently under commission from Echo Theater Company and Colt Coeur. Antoinette’s plays have been supported by the Sundance Theater Lab, MacDowell, the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (mentor: Katori Hall), Kennedy Center, Page73, Ars Nova, PlayPenn, Space on Ryder Farm, Southern Rep, The Flea, Naked Angels, Fire This Time, and The Movement Theater Company. Honors include spots on the 2016 and 2017 Kilroys lists, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize, and a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Antoinette is an alum of the Ars Nova Play Group, the Naked Angels Issues PlayLab, and Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Additional honors include being named a Ruby Prize finalist, PONY Fellowship finalist, Page73 Fellowship finalist, NBT’s I Am Soul Fellowship finalist, and two-time Princess Grace Award semi-finalist. Education: Harvard, The University of Edinburgh, Tisch School of the Arts.
The Emerging Artists Luncheon is a project of the Vineyard Council, an active group of Vineyard friends and advocates: George Alexander, Nicole Cost, Kathryn Erbe, Brian Fassett, Robert Lazo, Craig Manzino, Brigid McDermott, Kate Mulgrew, Donald Porter, David Thompson, Sophie von Haselberg.
All proceeds will benefit The Vineyard’s artistic and education programming in the 2017-2018 Season. The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is generously underwritten by the Tournesol Project.

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