2017 Emerging Artists Spring Luncheon


Luncheon tables:

  • $5,000 Table (Goods and services estimated at $700)
    Includes premium seating for 10 guests; sponsorship signage and verbal 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.


About Kate Tarker:

Kate Tarker’s play LAURA AND THE SEA, (2016 Kilroys List; 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award finalist; 2016 Princess Grace Award finalist) was presented this past fall as part of The Vineyard’s members-only Reading Series. Other plays include THUNDERBODIES (nominee, 2017 L. Arnold Weissberger Award), and AN ALMANAC FOR FARMERS AND LOVERS IN MEXICO (2015 Kilroys List). Ms. Tarker’s plays have been developed by The Lark, Ars Nova, NYTW, and The O’Neill, among others. She is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship and National Science Playwriting Award, and residencies at MacDowell Colony, Tofte Lake Center, and SPACE at Ryder Farm.  Ms. Tarker is currently a part of Ars Nova Play Group, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. She has commissions from The Wilma and Theater Masters (The Visionary Playwright Award) and collaborations with Pig Iron and SITI Company. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.


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, Sharon Washington, Sophie von Haselberg.


All proceeds will benefit The Vineyard’s artistic and education programming in the 2016-2017 Season.

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

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2017 Emerging Artists Spring Luncheon

Tuesday June 6, 2017
12-2:30PM

with the presentation of The Vineyard's
Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to Kate Tarker

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 verbal 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.

About Kate Tarker:

Kate Tarker’s play LAURA AND THE SEA, (2016 Kilroys List; 2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award finalist; 2016 Princess Grace Award finalist) was presented this past fall as part of The Vineyard’s members-only Reading Series. Other plays include THUNDERBODIES (nominee, 2017 L. Arnold Weissberger Award), and AN ALMANAC FOR FARMERS AND LOVERS IN MEXICO (2015 Kilroys List). Ms. Tarker’s plays have been developed by The Lark, Ars Nova, NYTW, and The O’Neill, among others. She is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship and National Science Playwriting Award, and residencies at MacDowell Colony, Tofte Lake Center, and SPACE at Ryder Farm.  Ms. Tarker is currently a part of Ars Nova Play Group, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. She has commissions from The Wilma and Theater Masters (The Visionary Playwright Award) and collaborations with Pig Iron and SITI Company. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.
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, Sharon Washington, Sophie von Haselberg.
All proceeds will benefit The Vineyard’s artistic and education programming in the 2016-2017 Season. The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award is generously underwritten by the Tournesol Project.

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