Brooklyn's best and brightest headed north on Sunday night as Meat and Bone Theatre Company founders Toby Levin and Emma Givens hosted their first annual "Meat and Bone-iversary" in Williamsburg. The event, which benefited the North Brooklyn-based theatre company, featured excerpts of plays performed by Meat and Bone earlier this year, including a shortened version of The Hannah Complex, by What We Know So Far's Patrick Davison and Mike Rugnetta.
Guests danced to music by DJ Joo-Young while bidding on auction items, including a necklace from Shanna Nash Jewelry, sessions with makeup artist Karen Lanyi, and cooking lessons with nutritionist Joe Mutz. Artistic director Emma Givens said of the event, "We were thrilled to see that our passion for cultivating new work doesn't stop with us. We hope that we can continue introducing new audiences to the theater, and show people that performance is a constantly evolving medium. We pick our plays based on what we enjoy watching, and we hope that we can meet the needs and desires of our audience in doing so." Guests included Lemondrop's Julieanne Smolinski, ArpLine keyboardist Oliver Edsforth, and producer Michael Patrick Anderson.
Alex Bleeker, Michael Chinworth
Patrick Davison, Paul Morrill, Stephen Bruckert
Nick Wilder, Kate Reilly, Mary Trotter, Armand Valdes
Liam Cubbin, Nick Neidorf, Elise Oleksiak
Rachael Hayes, Oliver Edsforth
Liam Cubbin, Wythe Marschall