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Tony Nominated Actor Colman Domingo plays host at Knight Arts Challenge Fundraiser
“Philly’s Avenue of the Arts ‘light up’ with Star Power as Tony Nominated Actor Colman Domingo host The Brothers’ Network Black Tie Gala”
(Tony Nominee Colman Domingo poses w/ Gregory Walker, Managing Executive Director, The Brothers' Network. Photo Credit: Laura Elam -©2013)
By Christopher “Flood the Drummer”® Norris
2.4.13: Philadelphia –(Celebrity/Arts/Culture/Entertainment): Award Winning Actor Colman Domingo came back home yesterday evening to host The Brothers’ Network “Mountaintop” Gala – which included a 4 course dinner at Tashan, an authentic Indian restaurant with wide ranging global culinary influences and a pre and post performance reception at The Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre; where guest enjoyed a performance of The Mountaintop, a gripping re-imagining of the events taking place the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Winners of a 2012 Knights Arts Challenge Grant from the James L. and John T. Knight Foundation, The Brothers’ Network's last fundraiser was a 5 Star Wine tasting event hosted by Wine Expert Byron C. Mayes, C.S.A., Also that evening, The Brothers’ Network Managing Director Gregory Walker handed out “The Brother of the Year Awards” to four deserving Black Men:
Other notable guest includes: Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, who was recently awarded with the 2013 International Association of Blacks in Dance Scholar Award – E. Mitchell Swann, Treasurer, Philadelphia Energy Authority and Painted Bride Board Member – Dr. Lourin Plant, Assistant Professor of Voice at Rowan University and former Opera Company of Philadelphia soloist – Dr. Tony Monteiro, Temple Professor and Co-Founder of The Brothers’ Network and Michael G Long, Author of First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letter of Jackie Robinson.
“When we want to create a public dialogue – which is what the Philadelphia Theatre Company is about – we call The Brothers’ Network; we know they will create some public discourse around any issue – they will tackle any issue,” states Sara Garonzik, PTC’S Producing Artistic Director since 1982. “The Brothers’ Network has the ability to bring together extraordinary scholars and arts and culture enthusiasts to create a dialogue that will kick things off and set the tone for what we want to be saying about plays like The Scottsboro Boy’s and The Mountaintop. We can’t think of a better partner than The Brothers’ Network, they are becoming the Kings of Public Dialogue in Philadelphia – they’re who we need, they’re who everyone needs in Philadelphia - especially Theatre companies.”
To learn more about The Brothers’ Network or to make a donation to support the Henry “Box” Brown Festival please visit www.thebrothersnetwork.net
About The Brothers’ Network:
Founded in 2008, The Brothers’ Network is a cultural organization that engages Black men and the larger community in intellectual dialogue and discourse. Winners of 2012 Knight Arts Challenge grant, The Brothers’ Network provides an innovative approach to creating new social norms while building on wellness and well being through the use of art, culture and socio-political action.
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