Bending Genders: A Swingin’ Cabaret Raises $11,510 for Season of Concern

Thanks to those who attended the Season of Concern benefit on April 17, 2017 at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Bending Genders: A Swingin’ Cabaret, $11,510 was raised to support SoC’s mission providing much-needed support for members of Chicago’s theater community afflicted with AIDS-related illnesses, or experiencing health-related emergencies and life-threatening medical issues. At the benefit SoC’s the Larry Sloan Advocate Awards were given out to Larry Baker and Lucia Lombardi, both of whom in their positions of Stage Management have gone above and beyond in their efforts supporting SoC’s mission to help Chicago area theatre professionals during their times of need. In addition the Larry Sloan Partnership Award was given to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company for its long history of partnering with SoC providing care for those in need in our Chicago area theatre community. Presented in memory of Chicago theatre artist, Larry Sloan, since 2007 Season of Concern has given out annual awards to individuals and institutions that have given of their time and money to AIDS related causes and/or to Season of Concern. SoC is most grateful to all who came together to make the benefit a success, and we especially thank the cabaret’s hosts E. Faye Butler and Honey West, along with the marvelous performers who contributed their time and talent to make this a spectacular evening; all of whom are featured in the attached back stage photo.