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Every Act of Life: A Weekend with Legendary Playwright Terrence McNally

November 10 - November 12

The Topfer at ZACH

Appearances by Broadway Legend Chita Rivera, John Glover, Richard Thomas, Christy Altomare, and more, as well as Lauren Lane, Jill Blackwood, Martin Burke, and ZACH’s PPC!

In celebration of Terrence McNally’s 80th Birthday, join us for a weekend of star-studded events spotlighting the life and career of the four-time Tony award-winning playwright and LGBT activist. Hosted in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center, which holds McNally’s archive.


Schedule of Events

VIP Dinner Party – Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Honoring Terrence McNally

Location: Home of Carolyn and Marc Seriff
Admission: $300 per individual, extremely limited availability


“Every Act of Life” Film Screening – Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Screening and post-screening talk-back with Terrence McNally and Dave Steakley. Guests are invited to a reception at the Harry Ransom Center following the screening to see selections from McNally’s archive on view in the Stories to Tell exhibition.

Location: Texas Union Theater on The University of Texas Campus
Admission: Free, RSVP Required


Terrence McNally 80th Birthday Gala Performance – Monday, November 12, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

A star-studded performance highlighting favorite moments from Terrence McNally’s career.

Location: The Topfer at ZACH Theatre
Admission: Standard Admission $60-$80 per individual | VIP Admission $200 per individual, VIP Admission includes open bar all evening, post-show reception access, and complimentary reserved parking.


Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsors receive:

  • Admission to the star-studded VIP post-show reception following the November 12 gala performance
  • Prominent recognition on event webpage, invitation,* program,* digital lobby screens, and playbill ads*
  • Season-long listing in ZACH’s printed programs
  • Custom sponsorship activations and branding
  • Autographed book and poster

Click on each sponsorship level to view additional benefits


Downloadable sponsorship guide and pledge form



Terrence McNally Celebration Weekend Sponsors

Carolyn and Marc Seriff
Bobbi and Mort Topfer

Terrence McNally Celebration Gala Performance Sponsors

Dan Jackson and Jeremy Guiberteau
The Honorable James R. Pitts

Terrence McNally Commemorative 80th Birthday Sponsors

Larry Connelly
Will Coombes and Brian Luna
Mindy Ellmer and Charlie Geren
Maxx Judd and Donn Gauger
Brian McCall
Bruce McCann and Nan Harrington
Nancy Scanlan and Sharon Watkins
Cindy and Brad Wiewel

In-Kind Sponsors

PrintRunner High Quality Printing


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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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