Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham; Director of Joe’s Pub Shanta Thake, the Board of Trustees, and Gala Co-Chairs JoAnn Chase and Eileen Kornreich invite you to:
The Public Theater’s Inaugural Joe’s Pub Vanguard Gala
Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and special performances in Joe’s Pub to support The Vanguard Award & Residency – a celebration of pioneering artists whose work is distinctly rooted in American life and pop culture.
HONORING OUR 2018 VANGUARD RESIDENT: NONA HENDRYX
She is fearless. She is a funk, art-rock, new wave goddess. She is a Grammy Award-nominated icon. She is Nona Hendryx: the inaugural recipient of the Joe’s Pub Vanguard Award & Residency. Hendryx, whose influence extends far beyond music, into technology, the visual arts and academia, has fearlessly paved the creative way forward for five decades. From her beginnings on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” to sharing the stage with James Brown to her current collaborations with Carrie Mae Weems, Hendryx’ work is consistently acknowledged by her fellow artists as an exquisite force. Throughout 2018, Joe’s Pub will honor her career as a performer, producer, writer, curator, innovator and mentor, with monthly programming. From January through December, Hendryx is curating and performing in shows that feature not only her body of work, but those of the many multidisciplinary artists who she has influenced (and who continue to influence her).