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Magic Theatre’s 2019 Masquerade Gala to Honor Rebecca Eisen and Octavio Solis

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Kevin Nelson, General Manager) announced today that the company’s 2019 Gala Fundraiser, Magic Masquerade: Warhol’s Factory, will be held at Gallery 308 (Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123) on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Individual tickets to the Gala are available now for $500.00, with Silver Tier Tables (including 10 tickets with Premier seating) available for $5,000.00 and Gold Tier Tables (10 tickets with VIP seating, with an Artist at your table) are available for $10,000.00. Tickets and tables may be purchased online, by calling 415-441-8822, or by emailing Ciera Eis at
The recipients of Magic Theatre’s 2019 Annual Sam Shepard Legacy Award will be longtime Bay Area arts philanthropist Rebecca Eisen and acclaimed author/playwright Octavio Solis (Solis’ play Se Llama Cristina was produced at Magic Theatre in 2014).
2019’s Gala, Magic Masquerade: Warhol’s Factory, celebrates the music, pop art, dance and performance of the 1960s – transporting patrons to the era that saw the beginning of a new avant garde theatre in San Francisco. Join Magic Theatre in Andy Warhol’s notorious factory (splendidly imagined at Gallery 308) and enjoy masked dancing and cocktails, a festive three-course meal by Taste Catering, and a thrilling live auction. Bask in the ambience of a legendary era bursting with experimentation and unbridled creativity – all to celebrate and support Magic’s 52 years of groundbreaking theatre.
“I am thrilled to bring our patrons back in time to this incredible era of radical artistry,” said Loretta Greco, Magic Theatre’s Artistic Director. “I was so struck by the similarities between Warhol’s experimentation in New York and the form-shattering performances that debuted at the same time in our Fort Mason community — what better way to celebrate our 52nd anniversary! In addition to a bounty of delicious food and drink, we will treat guests to a raucous dance floor and live performances from the Bay Area’s biggest stars. This is an evening not to be missed!”
The 2019 Gala Committee Co-Chairs are Sarah Nina Hayon and Alan Stewart; the Committee is comprised of Cary Cronholm, Kelsy Reitz, John Marx, Bennet Young, Sandra Hess, Kathryn Kersey, Ian Atlas, Larry Goldfarb, Leigh Wolf, and Loretta Greco.
The 2019 Honorary Gala Committee includes Paula Vogel, Joshua Harmon, Jessica Hagedorn, Nilo Cruz, Emily Mann, Sean San Jose, Richard Montoya, Taylor Mac, Ed Harris, John Kolvenbach, Carl Lumbly, and Octavio Solis.
Rebecca Eisen was a partner in the international law firm of Morgan Lewis in its San Francisco office. During her tenure, she represented and counseled employers in all facets of employment law. Eisen has served as chair of the West Coast Wage and Hour Practice and regularly defended employers in numerous wage and hour class, multiple plaintiff, and collective actions brought under California law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. A regular speaker on employment law matters and a member of the Legal Board of California’s largest employers association, The Employers Group, Eisen has presented before such organizations as the Northern District Judicial Conference, the Practicing Law Institute, the Northern California Human Resources Association, and The Recorder Roundtable. From 2005 through 2012, Eisen was named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for employment law by Chambers USA, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal system. A graduate of University of California Berkeley, Eisen earned her Master’s degree at San Francisco State before getting her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Eisen also serves as chair of the Board of the Oakland School for the Arts, a charter middle/high school for visual and performing arts students.
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