In honor of Margaret Shackell-Dowell's 50th birthday, she is challenging her family, friends, and all members of her extended community to help her raise $50,000 to support some of her favorite nonprofits.
The Hangar Theatre is one of 17 community organizations that will benefit from this fundraiser.
The $10,000 that will be designated towards the Hangar Theatre will help to underwrite two productions in the 2017 Mainstage season, Disgraced and Dégagé.
Disgraced: Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, this explosive drama
explores what it’s like to be a Muslim-American living in a post 9/11 world. A play about the stories we tell our friends,
the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to fit our way
into the American Dream. June 15 - 24, 2017
Dégagé: Blending jazz, ballet and musical theatre dance styles with
popular music, Dégagé tells the story of The Dancer as she becomes
the artist-in-residence in a hospice.
Inspired by the patients and their unique stories, The Dancer comes to terms
with her own artistry and humanity. A world premiere that intertwines dance with theatre
and shows us how we can all just let go. July 20 - 29, 2017