Closing Party

Friday, October 9
Pioneer Works
P14 Closing Party. Photo by Mark Abramson

P14 Closing Party. Photo by Mark Abramson

Pioneer Works Logo is located at 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn.

PRELUDE will provide transportation to the Closing Night Party on Friday, October 9th, leaving from outside the CUNY Graduate Center at 7:30pm. In order to assure a seat on one of our party buses, you must sign up in advance. Sign up at the PRELUDE 2015 info desk, located outside the Segal Theatre

Featuring performance, Heavy Jennies, guest curated by Erin Markey, and DJ The Illustrious Blacks.

Food truck provided by Morocho.
Beer sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company.


The 2015 Franky Award


Named in honor of MESTC Executive Director and PRELUDE founder Dr. Frank Hentschker, the FRANKY Award was created to recognize an artist who has made a long-term, extraordinary impact on contemporary theater and performance in New York City.

THE 2015 FRANKY AWARD will be presented to Jay Wegman of the Abrons Arts Center.

Jay Wegman Photo

Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Jay Wegman is the Director of Henry Street Settlement’s OBIE Award-winning Abrons Arts Center and responsible for all aspects of the Center’s curation, programming, and administration. Prior to joining Henry Street in 2006, he served as Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine from 1993-2002 and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC from 2004-5. He frequently serves on review panels for public funding and private foundations and served on the Bessie Award jury since 2011-2014. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Yale University.


Previous FRANKY AWARD recipients:

2014: Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater.
2013: Kate Valk