Saturday, January 2, 2016

Emergency Medical Fund for Theater Artists Hosts Fundraiser, Seeks Donations

Posted By on Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 1:30 PM

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A few years back Memphis Theatre stalwart Jo Lynne Palmer suffered a stroke while performing in The Fantasticks. Thankfully, that event had a happy ending and Palmer has returned to the stage better than ever. It also lead to the creation of the Emergency Needs for the Theater Artists Community fund — ENTAC. 

Memphis actor Ron Gordon has been working to raise ENTAC's profile, spearheading an effort to create an annual fundraising event. For his first outing Gordon has enlisted more than twenty area musicians to perform a concert Sunday, Jan. 10 at Neil's Music room. 3 p.m.

Event organizers are still seeking donors for a silent auction. According to Gordon's post to the #theatre901 Facebook page, all kinds of products and services are welcome:

"House cleaning service, voice lessons, sculptures, hair stylist, a slot at theater camp, that unwanted Christmas gift that is a hassle to return, tickets to Graceland... we need it all."

 Donations for the silent auction can be dropped off at the box offices of Germantown Community Theatre, Playhouse on the Square, or Theatre Memphis. 

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