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 PIONEER AWARD

                             Novella Nelson [Actress, Director, Producer & Singer] New York Shakespeare

                             Festival, consultant, 1970–75; CAPS, consultant, 1972–76; Huanaan Festival, director;

                             Sun-dance Theatre Program, director; member of Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA,

                             Theatre Company of Boston, Boston, MA, Seattle Repertory and ACT, both Seattle,

                             WA, Harlem Children's Theatre, and New Heritage Theatre; lecturer at Bennington, Goddard, State University of New York, Smithsonian Institute, Brooklyn College, American Mime Theatre, and American Academy of Dramatic Arts. "Creative Space," Argus School, founder. New York State Council of the Arts, theatre panelist.  Member: National Council of Negro Women, Delta Sigma Theta, DST Committee of Arts & Letters (member of board), Studio WIS (member of board).  Awards, Honors: Mary M. Bethune Lifetime Achievement Award, National Council of Negro Women; Image Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, for theatre work.   Read More>>

 

 

PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS [PVSA] Take Wing And Soar Productions has teamed up with President Obama's Council to deliver special awards to volunteers.  Read More>>

 

Honorary Co-Chairs

 

 

 

 

 

Jane White-Viazzi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earle Hyman

 

 

Benefit Committee

Samuel Goldie Billups

Frances L. Brown

Debra Ann Byrd

James Carter

Natalie Clarke

Roslyn D. Fox

Perri Gaffney

Flora Gillard

Julius Hollingsworth

Penny Landau

Anja Lee

Tom Martin

LaZette McCants

David Weaver

Vera L. Williams

 

 

Board Of Directors

Hon. Debra Ann Byrd | President

Flora Gillard | Treasurer

Brigitte Waites | Secretary

Natalie Clarke | Director

Hon. David Weaver | Director

 

 

 

 

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ANNUAL SPRING GALA | 2010

TAKE WING AND SOAR

SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

Saturday, May 22nd

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

Wine Reception and Silent Auction | 6pm

Awards Presentation & Performance | 7pm

Followed by a Post Reception

in honor of our 7th Year

 

DWYER Cultural Center

258 St. Nicholas Avenue

New York, NY 10027

 

 

Kindly RSVP by May 17th - 2010

 

 

 

Shakespeare's Sonnets and a Sax

Directed by Petronia Paley

Debra Ann Byrd, Founder & Producing Artistic Director 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 Saturday, May 22nd, at the DWYER Cultural Center, as we pay tribute to the leadership and achievement of six distinguished members of our community including; Petronia Paley, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Aldon James, George C. Wolfe, Hon. Hazel Dukes, Hon. Theresa Freeman, with a special presentation of our Pioneer Award to veteran classical actress Novella Nelson.

 

Entertainment includes performances by Peter J. Fernandez, Annie Lee Moffett and Tommy Morimoto.  

 

Tickets are $100 [Table of Honor Seat], and $50 [General Seating].  All proceeds will benefit Take Wing And Soar Productions' mission driven programs and projects.  

 

Space is limited!  For reservations call the TheaterMania at 212.351-3101or for information call 212.696.6575.

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PERFORMANCE

George C. Wolfe

Playwright, Producer & Director

Take Wing And Soar

Community Leadership Award

Petronia Paley      

Earle Hyman Award for

Excellence in Classical Acting

Ruben Santiago-Hudson      

Earle Hyman Award for

Excellence in Classical Acting

Honorable Theresa Freeman

State Committe Woman

District Leader

Take Wing And Soar

Community Leadership Award

Honorable Hazel Dukes

President, NAACP

New York State Conference

Take Wing And Soar

Community Leadership Award

Aldon James

President, The National Arts Club

Take Wing And Soar

Community Leadership Award

2008 AWARDS