TAKE WING AND SOAR PRODUCTIONS, INC.

D E B R A   A N N   B Y R D  -   F O U N D E R   &   P R O D U C I N G   A R T I S T I C   D I R E C T O R.

TAKE WING AND SOAR

SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

Thursday, May 15th

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction | 6pm

Awards Presentation | 7pm sharp

Followed by a Champagne Toast

in Celebration of our 5th Year

 

National Black Theatre

North Tower

2031 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10035

 

Kindly RSVP by May 13th - 2008

 

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Debra Ann Byrd, Founder & Chief Executive and The Board Of Directors of Take Wing And Soar Productions cordially invite you to the Take Wing And Soar Spirit of Excellence Awards Celebration.  Please join us for a cocktail reception, silent auction and awards celebration on Thursday, May 15th, 2008, at the National Black Theatre, as we pay tribute to the leadership and achievement of six distinguished members of our community including; James Earl Jones, Pat Stevenson, Arthur French and Bryan Webster.  The celebration will feature a special tribute in honor of Henrietta Vinton Davis [1860-1941], a remarkable elocutionist, Shakespearean actress and dramatist.

 

Entertainment includes performances by Dathan B. Williams and other TWAS Classical Actors of Color.  Tickets are $100 [Table of Honor Seat], and $50 [Orchestra Seat].  All proceeds will benefit Take Wing And Soar Productions' mission driven programs and projects.  

 

Space is limited!  For reservations call the TWAS Inc Hotline at 212.696.6572 or email info@takewingandsoar.org.

Honorary Chair

Jane White

 

Honorary

Benefit Committee

Earle Hyman

Dorothy Olim

Alice Spivak

 

Benefit Committee

Samuel Billups

Hon. Debra Ann Byrd

Natalie Clarke

Hon. Theresa Freeman

Flora Gillard

Penny Landau

Tom Martin

LaZette McCants

Norman A. Small, Jr.

Brigitte Waites

Hon. David Weaver

 

Board Of Directors

Hon. Debra Ann Byrd | President

Flora Gillard | Treasurer

Brigitte Waites | Secretary

Natalie Clarke | Director

Jacqueline L. Jeffries | Director

Hon. David Weaver | Director

 

HONOREES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Earl Jones

TWAS Pioneer Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Stevenson

TWAS Leadership Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur French

Hyman Award Recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Webster

Hyman Award Recipient

 

 

ANNUAL SPRING GALA

Arthur French

Bryan Webster

1st Annual | EARLE HYMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLASSICAL ACTING

 

Pat Stevenson -- LEADERSHIP AWARD

James Earl Jones -- PIONEER AWARD

 

Debra Ann Byrd -- Gold

Norman Anthony Small, Jr. -- Bronze

PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS [PVSA]

 

 

 

TSOE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2007

Earle Hyman -- PIONEER AWARD

 

TSOE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2006

John Phillip Parkman

Lisa Stevenson

Hon. David Weaver

Jane White -- PIONEER AWARD

 

TSOE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2005

Jenny J. Sherman

Martha Nicole Glenn

Veronica Claypool

Adrienne D. Williams

Hon. Theresa Freeman

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer

Ruby Dee -- PIONEER AWARD

PAST RECIPIENTS

2008 TWAS SPIRIT OF

EXCELLECE AWARD RECIPIENTS