Show Teachers the Love!
Monday, June 7, 2021
Online at 6 p.m. EDT
Elizabeth B. Dater
Megan Flanigan & Rick Swift
Georgette & Charles Mallory
Giovanna Marazzi & David Sassoon
Margery & Ted Mayer
Caroline S. McBride
Barbara G. Raho
Diana & Charles Revson
Sarah & Sean Reynolds
Mary & Alok Singh
(as of today)
Laurie & Oskar Eustis*
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.*
Lucile & Richard Glasebrook
Joy & Emily Hurd
Diane & Jeffrey Jennings
Rebecca Montville & Krzysztof Kozlowski
Mary & Garrett Moran
Khalil Gibran Muhammad*
Jane Pollock & Phil Berney
Joanie & Maurice Reznik
Leslee & David Rogath
Deborah & Chuck Royce
Monica & Rick Segal
Nadine Shaoul & Mark Schonberger
Sam Swope & Jim Tryforos
Will & CeCe Thompson
Wayne & Susan Tobias
Felipe & Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos
Elly & Tony Wong
*led an Academy for Teachers master class
Join us online to
Show Teachers the Love!
a charming variety show in which…
Bonnie McFarlane yucks it up,
Roz Chast & Patty Marx go ukulear,
Arturo O’Farrill tickles the ivories,
Ayodele Casel taps up a storm,
Gandini Juggling challenges gravity,
and other surprise guests astonish and amaze!
The Woodridge Award for Great Teachers.
Half our audience will be teachers, who come for free to feel the love. Half will be donors, who come to show it.
All contributions doubled by a matching fund established by our board.
Please consider donating even if you can’t attend.
The Academy for Teachers is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and majored in painting because it seemed like a more authentic art form. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to drawing cartoons and has been at it ever since. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Patricia Marx has been a New Yorker contributor since 1989, a writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats, and is the author of several books. Marx received a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, NYU, and Stonybrook.
Bonnie McFarlane made her national breakthrough on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has performed many times on The Late Show and The Tonight Show and in specials that have aired on HBO and Comedy Central. McFarlane directed the brilliant documentary Women Aren’t Funny and is the author of You’re Better than Me: A Memoir. She and her husband, comedian Rich Vos, co-host the popular podcast My Wife Hates Me.
Julianne Moore is an Academy Award and Emmy–winning actor, and the first American woman to be awarded top acting prizes at the Cannes, Berlin, and Venice film festivals. Julianne is also a New York Times best-selling author for her children’s book series, Freckleface Strawberry. She is on the Advisory Council of The Children’s Health Fund, a supporter of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, and in 2015, became founding chair of the Everytown for Gun Safety Creative Council, a creative community established to help amplify the movement to end gun violence in America. Julianne has most recently starred in Gloria Bell, After The Wedding and The Glorias. Future projects include the Apple+ series Lisey’s Story, Spirit Untamed, The Woman in the Window, Dear Evan Hansen, and When You Finish Saving the World.
Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. He received his formal musical education at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Arturo’s professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.