2019 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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Season.
  • Click Here to purchase tables.


Individual tickets:

  • $500 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each) Includes premium seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2019-2020 Season.
  • $250 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each) Includes preferred seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2019-2020 Season.
  • $150 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $50 each) Includes seating for 1pm lunch and program.
  • Click Here to purchase tickets.


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.

For questions contact the Director of Development, Trent Anderson at tanderson@vineyardtheatre.org or at 646.931.4727.


Charly Evon Simpson’s plays include BEHIND THE SHEET (NY Times Critics’ Pick), JUMP, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN, IT’S NOT A TRIP IT’S A JOURNEY, and more.  Her work has been seen and/or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, P73, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, and others. She is a recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award and was nominated for the John Gassner Award.
Some of the commissions she has received include commissions from MTC/Sloan, Cleveland Playhouse, EST/Sloan, and one of the 2020 Elizabeth George Commissions through South Coast Repertory. Charly is currently a member of WP Theater’s 2018-2020 Lab and The New Georges Jam. She’s a former member of SPACE on Ryder Farm’s The Working Farm, Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, and Pipeline Theatre Company’s PlayLab. She received her BA from Brown University, a master’s in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford, New College, and her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College. www.charlyevonsimpson.com


The Emerging Artists Luncheon is a project of the Vineyard Council, an active group of Vineyard friends and advocates: George Alexander, Sergia Cruz, Robert Lazo, Craig Manzino, Kate Mulgrew, Donald Porter, Erin Reilly, Kate Robards, David Thompson, and Sophie von Haselberg.


All proceeds will benefit The Vineyard’s artistic and education programming in the 2019-2020 Season. The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is generously underwritten by the Tournesol Project.

2019 Fall Emerging Artists Luncheon

Monday, November 25
12pm-2:30pm

with the presentation of The Vineyard's 2019-2020
Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to Charly Evon Simpson

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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Season.

  • Click Here to purchase tables.

Individual tickets:

  • $500 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each) Includes premium seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2019-2020 Season.
  • $250 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $70 each) Includes preferred seating and recognition in Vineyard programs throughout the 2019-2020 Season.
  • $150 Ticket(s) (Goods and services estimated at $50 each) Includes seating for 1pm lunch and program.

  • Click Here to purchase tickets.

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.

For questions contact the Director of Development, Trent Anderson at tanderson@vineyardtheatre.org or at 646.931.4727.
Charly Evon Simpson’s plays include BEHIND THE SHEET (NY Times Critics’ Pick), JUMP, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN, IT'S NOT A TRIP IT'S A JOURNEY, and more.  Her work has been seen and/or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, P73, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, and others. She is a recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award and was nominated for the John Gassner Award.
Some of the commissions she has received include commissions from MTC/Sloan, Cleveland Playhouse, EST/Sloan, and one of the 2020 Elizabeth George Commissions through South Coast Repertory. Charly is currently a member of WP Theater’s 2018-2020 Lab and The New Georges Jam. She’s a former member of SPACE on Ryder Farm’s The Working Farm, Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, and Pipeline Theatre Company’s PlayLab. She received her BA from Brown University, a master’s in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford, New College, and her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College. www.charlyevonsimpson.com
The Emerging Artists Luncheon is a project of the Vineyard Council, an active group of Vineyard friends and advocates: George Alexander, Sergia Cruz, Robert Lazo, Craig Manzino, Kate Mulgrew, Donald Porter, Erin Reilly, Kate Robards, David Thompson, and Sophie von Haselberg.
All proceeds will benefit The Vineyard’s artistic and education programming in the 2019-2020 Season. The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is generously underwritten by the Tournesol Project.

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