La MaMa Gala 2018

October 25

For questions & tickets please call Laura Indick at 212-254-6468

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Celebrating La MaMa's 2018 Regional Theatre Tony Award


Darren Sussman
President & Founder, The Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts

Richard Pinner
Associate General Counsel, Local Initiatives Support Corp


Lisa Kron
"Fun Home" Tony Award-winning Playwright and Lyricist
for her artistic achievements as a playwright and actress

Goldstein Hall PLLC
Attorneys at Law
for their long-time commitment to La MaMa
and for their work on behalf of not-for-profit organizations in New York City

Cocktails at 6 pm
Dinner and Performance at 7 pm
66 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Gala proceeds support La MaMa’s artistic programming of premieres and experimental works by diverse artists.

Gala Committee

List in Formation

Marina Arsenijevic & Donald Bronn
Scott Asen
Winsome Brown & Claude Arpels
Donald Capoccia & Tommie Pegues
Frank Carucci & David Diamond
Eugene Chai
Lear deBessonet
Olympia Dukakis
Ruth Epstein
Oskar Eustis
Harvey Fierstein
The Five Lesbian Brothers
Elise Frick & Jack Garraty
Jane Friedman
Mary Fulham & James Reynolds
Jeff Haley
Karen Hauser & Warren Leight

Cheryl Henson
Eliot Hubbard
Sarah & Seth Lederman
Taylor Mac
Deb Margolin
Jim Nicola
Lise Olney & Tim Fulham
Estelle Parsons & Peter Zimroth
Irene Ramp & Buck Henry
Peggy Shaw
Sonya Soutus
Deborah Tolman & Luis Ubiñas
Joy Tomchin
Carmelita Tropicana
Brenda Walker & Peter Swords
Lois Weaver
Candice & Joel Zwick

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home, with music by composer Jeanine Tesori, which won five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Book, Score, and Musical, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  Lisa’s other plays include In The Wake, Well, and the Obie Award-winning 2.5 Minute Ride. As an actor, she received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Well and a Lortel Award for her turn as Mrs. Mi-Tzu and Mrs. Yang in the Foundry Theater’s acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Sundance, and MacDowell fellowships, a Doris Duke Performing Artists Award, a Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, the Kleban Prize for libretto writing, and grants from the Creative Capital and NYFA.  Lisa is also a founding member of the OBIE- and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. She serves on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and the Sundance Institute, and as Council Vice President of the Dramatists Guild of America.  

David A. Goldstein 
Managing Partner, Goldstein Hall PLLC

David Goldstein concentrates his practice in affordable housing development, real estate and community development, nonprofit formation and governance, and corporate formation and governance.
As lead counsel with deep experience in structuring and advising joint ventures and complex affordable housing transactions involving numerous federal, state, and city housing and finance programs, David played a key role in the formation and early success of the award-winning Joint Ownership Equity (JOE NYC) program. He continues providing legal expertise as JOE NYC pursues additional affordable housing projects throughout the city. He is also among the members of the New York Advisory Board for the Corporation for Supportive Housing.
David has represented limited equity cooperatives, HDFC co-ops, and tenant associations in litigation and general corporate issues.
Beyond his active law practice, David regularly conducts workshops on numerous legal topics, including: affordable housing finance and development, negotiating and structuring joint ventures, Year 15 legal issues for low-income housing tax credit projects, and cooperative law. He has lectured and led workshops for numerous organizations, including the Enterprise Foundation, the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY), the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), the New York City Bar Association, LORMAN Education Services, a continuing legal education provider, and Urban Homesteaders Assistance Board (UHAB).
Prior to entering private practice, David worked at Southern Tier Legal Services in Bath, New York and Queens Legal Services as a litigator representing tenants in eviction proceedings. While at Southern Tier Legal Services, David led the first independent study of the homeless population in Steuben County, NY.
David earned his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University.

Matthew Hall 
Partner, Goldstein Hall PLLC

Matthew Hall concentrates his practice in affordable housing development, real estate finance, not-for-profit law, and corporate law.
Matt has represented both for-profit and nonprofit developers on scores of large-scale, complex affordable housing projects utilizing Federal, state, and city housing finance programs and numerous other funding sources. In addition, he has extensive experience with the Joint Equity Ownership (JOE NYC) program, faith-based development initiatives, Goldstein Hall’s Emerging Development Program, acquisitions, tax incentive programs, green/passive housing, veterans affairs, organizational restructuring, and condominium and cooperative law.
Matt frequently lectures on affordable housing for developers, housing professionals, community development organizations and lenders/investors. He has lectured and led workshops for numerous organizations, including the Enterprise Foundation, the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY), the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) and Urban Homesteaders Assistance Board (UHAB).
Matt also serves, or has recently served, on several boards of directors of not-for-profit groups throughout New York City, including the prestigious La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the New York WEB Center.
He is a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, recently deployed as the Deputy Chief of Contracting at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Matt has a DAWIA Level II contracting certification and has served in a leadership role in several contracting commands, both CONUS and OCONUS. Matt is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, for which he has received numerous commendations. In recognition of his extraordinary efforts in Afghanistan, he was presented with a special commendation from the congressionally chartered Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is very active in veteran affairs, both in New York and Washington, D.C.
He received his law degree from Howard University, and earned a master’s degree in business administration and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University.

Brian Hsu 

Brian Hsu concentrates his practice in affordable housing development, banking, cooperative and condominium law, and real estate finance.
Brian represents for-profit and not-for-profit developers in a wide range of complex real estate transactions involving public and private financing of multifamily housing projects. He advises owners and developers of real estate in the acquisition, construction, financing, disposition, leasing and management of multi-family housing developments, mixed-use commercial projects and residential property. He also has special expertise with transactions involving the use of tax-exempt bond and federal low-income housing tax credits, HOME, HUD, and local New York State and New York City programs.
Brian also acts as counsel to national financial institutions and governmental agencies in a wide array of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions including loan facilities, secured and unsecured debt, construction and permanent loans. Brian advises cooperative (market rate and limited equity) and condominium boards on all matters relating to their management and operation.
Brian is a frequent presenter on housing issues, including affordable housing policy matters, joint venture topics and Year 15 LIHTC issues. He has lectured and led workshops for numerous organizations, including the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), New York Housing Conference, Enterprise Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation. He currently serves as a board of director of Habitat for Humanity NYC Fund, Inc., a New York community development financial institution.
He earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York-Binghamton.

Brian J. Markowitz 

Brian J Markowitz’s practice areas include construction disputes, construction contract drafting and negotiation, and real estate and commercial litigation.
Brian has comprehensively represented a wide variety of clients including property owners, developers, construction managers, general contractor and design professionals from case inception through trial, including alternative dispute resolution and appeals. Brian brings vast experience in resolving legal issues ranging from lien law trust fund claims, adjacent landlord issues and coop/condo disputes to mechanic’s lien foreclosures, general contractor agreements, license agreement, delay claims, extra work disputes, construction defect claims, defaults and more to Goldstein Hall’s clients.
Brian graduated with a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he was also the President of Phi Delta Phi. Additionally, he received a Certificate of Environmental Studies at Nottingham Trent University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. Brian is a member of the American Bar Association and Phi Delta Phi the International Legal Honor Society. He was selected as a “Rising Star” in the area of Construction Law from 2011-2013 by Super Lawyers Magazine.

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