The Piven Theatre Workshop held its 2014 Gala on June 7 at The Peckish Pig in Evanston.
Founders Byrne Piven and Joyce Piven welcomed 130 guests to the event which featured dinner, a live auction and a celebration of the honored guest, actress and alumna Lili Taylor, formerly of Glencoe and a New Trier Township High School graduate.
Auction items included a set visit to The Blacklist starring James Spader and Piven Alum Jarry Lennix in New York City; walking the red carpet for the Entourage movie premiere in Los Angeles, with Piven alum and award-winning actor Jeremy Piven.
The 2014 Gala raised nearly $80,000 to support the work of the Piven Theatre, including its programming, the training center for children and adults, mentorship opportunities for young artists and aspiring teachers, and the scholarship and outreach efforts throughout the Chicago area
For more information, see piventheatre.org.
Piven Theatre Workshop Gala
Benefiting: Piven Theatre
Date: June 7
Location: Peckish Pig, Evanston
Honored: Actress and alumna Lili Taylor