On October 30, 2018, En Garde Arts honored Alberta Arthurs & Joan D. Firestone at our annual gala.

Photography by Flash Rosenberg and by Isaiah Tannenbaum

The gala featured powerful, moving and humorous personal stories by Catherine Burns (from The Moth), Patricia Cruz (Harlem Stage), Jessica Hecht (Campfire Project Director), Tonya Pinkins (TONY™ Award–winning Actor), and Adriana Trigiani (Best-selling Author). The gala included a special music performance from multi-GRAMMY Award winner Christian McBride & guitarist Mark Whitfield, and a song, dance and performance excerpt of En Garde’s UNDOCUMENTED by Andrea Thome with composer/performer Sinuhe Padilla-Isunza. It was hosted by Julian Fleisher and directed by Jose Zayas.