Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description On May 13, the BAM Virtual Gala 2020 honors actor and director Cate Blanchett, author Zadie Smith, and philanthropist and producer Jeanne Donovan Fisher for their invaluable contributions to film, literature, theater, and cultural philanthropy. In accordance with COVID-19 safety and social distancing guidelines, the gala will be hosted this year on BAM.org and open to the public. The event directly supports BAM’s commitment to its wide scope of adventurous programming and viewers are invited to make contributions throughout the evening. BAM President Katy Clark said, “Moving to an online, virtual format gives BAM an exciting opportunity to open its gala experience to a wider audience, pay tribute to our amazing honorees in new ways, and gather the arts community in a challenging time. We are excited to share this unique experience as part of our current digital Love from BAM programming. Our greatest concern right now is for everyone’s health and safety. When we can safely come together once again, we’ll look forward to seeing you at BAM.” Gala chairs are William I. Campbell (BAM Vice Chair) and Christine Wӓchter-Campbell; and Judith R. Fishman and Alan H. Fishman (BAM Chairman Emeritus). The artistic director for BAM’s virtual gala is award-winning theater and film director Maureen Towey.