Playwright’s Society

The Playwright’s Society ensures Victory Gardens Theater’s commitment to the development, production, and support of new plays and musicals. By joining the Playwright’s Society with an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you will allow us to advance our mission to foster important dialogue through the creation of new work while enjoying many special contributor benefits. Playwright’s Society members will also receive all Annual Fund benefits, such as year-long recognition in the program book, two complimentary concessions, and an invitation to a backstage tour.

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BENEFACTORS ($1,000-$2,499)

  • Invitation for two (2) to three (3) Opening Night performances and cast celebrations in the season
  • Prominent, year-long recognition of your gift in the lobby
  • Invitation for two (2) to the Rooftop Garden Party
  • Opportunity to purchase and exchange your tickets with ease through our VIP ticket concierge

PATRONS ($2,500-$4,999)

All the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitation for two (2) to all five (5) Opening Night performances and cast celebrations in the season
  • A special Playwright’s Society memento from the season
  • Invitation for two (2) to an exclusive artistic event with the staff and artists of Victory Gardens Theater

LEADERS ($5,000-$9,999)

All the benefits above, plus:

  • Opportunity to join a consortium of individuals as a Playwright’s Society Sponsor of a specific production, which includes many additional special benefits
  • Opportunity to attend one (1) behind-the-scenes artistic event throughout the season

VISIONARIES ($10,000-$14,999)

All the benefits above, plus:

  • Two (2) additional complimentary tickets included with the invitation to all five (5) Opening Night performances and cast celebrations in the season

The Playwright’s Society reaffirms VGT’s commitment to the development, production, and support of new plays and musicals with contributions of $1,000 or more. This list recognizes gifts received from January 1, 2018–May 15, 2019.

VISIONARIES ($10,000-$14,999)

  • ANONYMOUS
  • ANURADHA BEHARI & ANJAN ASTHANA
  • BETTY BRADSHAW
  • ALFREDO & PAMELLA CAPITANINI
  • PAUL & SHERI DADIAN
  • LINDA GARRISON
  • CHARLES E. HARRIS, II
  • JARED KAPLAN & MARIDEE QUANBECK
  • THE LEE FAMILY
  • SYLVIA & LARRY MARGOLIES
  • MARCUS & AMY NUNES,
  • CHICO AND NUNES, P.C.
  • MR. & MRS. TED OPPENHEIMER
  • PRITZKER PUCKER FAMILY FOUNDATION
  • MERLE RESKIN
  • EMMY & STEVE STANLEY
  • SUSAN WEISS & DEAN GROSSHANDLER
  • JACK & GOLDIE WOLFE MILLER FUND

LEADERS ($5,000-$9,999)

  • ANONYMOUS (2)
  • BRUCE & JACKI BARRON
  • SARAH BEARDSLEY & CHRISTOPHER RANDOLPH
  • CHERYL LYNN BRUCE & KERRY JAMES MARSHALL
  • DAVID & LOREN CHERNOFF
  • JOYCE & BRUCE CHELBERG
  • THE CHICAGO LATINO NETWORK
  • CHANEL W. CONEY
  • MS. REGINA CROSS
  • CHAZ EBERT
  • CHAS EDELSTEIN
  • SONDRA BERMAN EPSTEIN
  • KARENA FIORENZA & EMRYS INGERSOLL
  • J.A. FRIEDMAN
  • VIRGINIA & GARY GERST
  • DAVID & VIRGINIA GLASNER
  • RACHEL HOOVLER
  • E. PATRICK JOHNSON & STEPHEN J. LEWIS
  • JOHN & SHILA KASTL
  • DR. PAUL M. LISNEK
  • PEYTON & CHRISTOPHER MERRILL
  • RANDI & RUSSEL MIRON
  • ROBERTA OLSHANSKY CHARITABLE FUND
  • ALI & LOUIS PASTER
  • ANNE MARIE & MURRAY PERETZ
  • PRITZKER TRAUBERT FOUNDATION
  • TONY & ANNE RUZICKA
  • MS. JANE M. SAKS
  • ROXANNE SAYLOR & COCO SOODEK, THE KATHERINE SOODEK FOUNDATION
  • ANUPY SINGLA & SANDEEP GUPTA
  • MARY PAT STUDDERT

PATRONS ($2,500-$4,999)

  • MR. & MRS. DAVID ARCH
  • CHRISTINE ALBRIGHT & LAWRENCE GILL
  • ALAN BRODY
  • RACHEL BROSNAHAN
  • CIRCLE OF SERVICE FOUNDATION, MIKE KRASNY
  • LUCIANA CORDOVA
  • THE THEATRE SCHOOL AT DePAUL UNIVERSITY
  • SHAWN M. DONNELLEY & CHRISTOPHER M. KELLY
  • PHILIP & MARSHA DOWD
  • VIRGINIA FITZGERALD
  • CHARLES GRODE
  • CORDIS HEARD
  • WILLIAM VON HOENE, JR.
  • LINDA S. KARN
  • BRIENNE LETOURNEAU & RICHARD BAILEY
  • AARON & ALICIA OBERMAN
  • JULIE & ANDREW PORTER
  • BEVERLY A. PRICE
  • THE RAO FAMILY
  • RICHARD & ELLEN SANDOR FAMILY FOUNDATION
  • COLETTE CATCHEY SMITHBURG
  • JEREMIAH STEVENS & MICHAEL ELAM
  • CHRISTINE TISEO

BENEFACTORS ($1,000-$2,499)

  • PAMELA & STEVEN ADELMAN
  • ED BACHRACH
  • THE DAVE & MARY BERNAUER FAMILY FUND
  • AMY & BRIAN BOONSTRA
  • LIN BREHMER
  • MS. NANCY BRESEKE
  • MARGOT & CHARLIE BRINLEY
  • DOUGLAS BROWN & RACHEL KRAFT
  • MATT & SHEILAH BURNHAM
  • TOM & DIANNE CAMPBELL CHARITABLE FUND AT THE
  • CHICAGO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
  • DAN CHAVEZ
  • CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER
  • ERICA DANIELS & CHARLIE STRATER
  • KASSIE DAVIS & BRUCE BEATUS
  • TIM & JANE EVANS
  • ERICA & GARY FREEMAN
  • MR. & MRS. LEONARD A. GAIL
  • NANCY GIDWITZ
  • BILL & JUDY GOLDBERG
  • HOLLIS & GINGER GRIFFIN
  • MARTY HAUSELMAN
  • THE MICHAEL & MONA HEATH FUND AT THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
  • TEX & SUSAN HULL
  • INDOMIE INSTANT NOODLES
  • MARIANA & PAUL INGERSOLL
  • MELISSA & STEVEN JARMEL
  • ALAN KANNOF
  • ADRIENNE KARDOSH
  • ROBERT KEEHAN
  • ELIZABETH & JASON KUNREUTHER
  • ERIC K. & KAREN G. LOUIE
  • STELLA MAH, LEE & MAH FAMILY FUND
  • THE A.L. & JENNIE L. LURIA FOUNDATION
  • TRACIE MORRIS
  • M-150
  • MS. NIVINE MEGAHED
  • TRACIE MORRIS
  • JEAN & JORDAN NERENBERG
  • MARIE O’CONNOR
  • JOHN & DAWN PALMER
  • ERICA MANN RAMIS
  • STEVEN & ELLEN ROGIN
  • SUZANNE ROSE
  • JANET CARL SMITH & MEL SMITH
  • STEVEN & ROBIN SOLOMON
  • JOE TRPIK & JACEE BURNS
  • KIRK TWISS & CONNIE FAIRBANKS
  • POOJA & PETER VUKOSAVICH
  • LYNDI WALTER
  • ELIZABETH WARE & WALLY SHAH

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