Thursday, April 7, 2016

Presenting the 2016 WHEEL Award to Willie Reale

performance | reception | auction

Please join us in presenting the 2016 WHEEL Award to WILLIE REALE 52nd Street Project founder, MacArthur Fellow, and co-creator of the musical A Year with Frog and Toad 

The 2016 WHEEL Award on Saturday April 30, 2016 will honor author Willie Reale. Willie Reale is the founder of the 52nd Street Project (1981), received the Presidents Coming Up Taller Award (1983), and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (1994). Mr. Reale is the author of several plays including the musicals Johnny Baseball and A Year with Frog and Toad. He has received 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated for 2 Tony Awards, an Academy Award, and 3 Writer’s Guild Awards.

About Willie Reale

Willie Reale is an educator who originated a fusion of theater, education, and social work in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City. Founded in 1981, the 52nd St. Project continues to bring youth together with professional actors and playwrights to create plays. The Project is about making children, through theatre and performance and voice, proud of themselves. The Project is an independent not-for-profit organization that creates over eighty new plays and serves over 150 children every year.

About the Wheel Award

Wheelock Family Theatre established the WHEEL Award in 2002 to recognize individuals who share the Theatre’s commitment to children and families and whose work embodies the Theatre’s belief that the arts can transform lives.

Proceeds from the WHEEL Award support Wheelock Family Theatre's Theatre for All Fund, providing free tickets and tuition assistance to over 7,000 children, families, and organizations each season.

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016, 5:00-7:30 PM

Tickets: $50, $10 tadpoles < 8, Purchase online,  617.879.2300

Sponsorships: $500, $1K, $2.5K, $5k,, 617.879.2252

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