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Thank you to all who attended our benefit! Here are some photos of the night. Enjoy!

New American Theatre 21st Anniversary Benefit


Join The New American Theatre friends and guests for an elegant evening
celebrating our 21st anniversary season in Los Angeles!

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Only $35 in advance / $40 at the door

Featuring custom artisanal cocktails byThe Natural Mixologist 
Catered Hors d’oeuvres

Hosted by the one and only
John Kassir
John Kassir who boasts a legendary resume, is probably best known for his iconic performance
as the voice of The Crypt Keeper in Tales from the Crypt.  Not many people know of his passionate work onstage with New American Theatre. A fact he is very proud of!

The Natural Mixologist XIX STUDIOS


Come to the party and bid on these special items and adventures. This is just a small sampling!


Bespoke dinner and mini-class, with wines, for four guests at Refugio Paso Robles,
plus overnight accommodation in Refugio’s two luxe suites.

Cook Like a Wine Country Chef with Brigit Binns! Four guests are invited to join renowned cookbook author Brigit Binns for a private mini-cooking lesson and dinner at Refugio Paso Robles, a sleek and contemporary Spanish guesthouse boasting two luxe vacation quotes and a state-of-the-art culinary studio. Refugio is set amongst ancient oak trees in the golden hills of the Central Coast Wine Country. Pair your culinary experience with a selection of Refugio’s own wines, poured by Brigit’s husband Casey Biggs, aka “Paso Wine Man.” Afterwards, each couple can sink into their own luxe king suite with Italian linens, expansive baths, private deck, fire-table, mini-bar, and lightning-swift wi-fi.

Guests also take home a signed copy of Brigit’s cookbook, New Wine Country Cookbook 
This is for a week-night only.

Estimated $800 Value

Loews Hollywood Hotel
A transcendent retreat in the Hills
Complementary two-night stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel

Estimated $600 Value

Sanctuary Private Label Wine
Case of private label wine from Refugio Paso Robles

the grapes for Casey and Brigit’s “Sanctuary” wine was sourced on the famed west side of Paso Robles in the “Willow Creek” AVA.It is 75% syrah and 25% grenache. It is drinking great now but will also age beautifully. Fruit forward with terrific blackberry and chocolate tones.

$350 Value

Blue Man Group
Two VIP Tickets and VIP Experience to Blue Man Group at Luxor Hotel and Casino

Approximate $300 value

Bradford Portraiture

Photograph by world renowned photographer Bradford at their California studio in Costa Mesa California
-Package also includes portrait session plus 20” wall portrait on canvas with rich artistry.

Total Donation Value: $5000

The Parlor
Gift Certificate to The Parlor

$50 Value

The Magic Castle

VIP Pass to the Magic Castle of a party of up to 4 people.

Total Donation Value: $120

That Rug Really Tide the Suds Together Big Lebowski Tribute Giftpack

"I'm a Lebowski, you're a Lebowski, something for every achiever! A Big Lebowski-themed gift pack that's got a little of everything that makes the movie so beloved, even a can of Donny's ashes! The Dude abides! and ablutes!

Total Value: $70

Dinner for Two at Chaya downtown LA

Value: $100


Four Boarding Passes and Tickets to the Princess Diana Exhibit at the Queen Mary

Value: $125

Private Tennis Lessons with Paul Nakatsuka

One Hour private tennis lesson (up to 4 people)
with tennis pro Paul Nakatsuka at a private tennis court in Brentwood, CA
Value: $100

10 Week Session for Kids Acting, Improv or Film-making Class
Eastside Arts

We believe that the performing arts are a great way to teach kids important life skills through guided play.  Located at 5917 N. Figueroa Street in Northeast Los Angeles, we offer a variety of classes for kids aged 5-15. The classes are fun and non-competitive, focusing on listening, speaking, teamwork, and imagination -- and are great for shy and outgoing kids alike. We are both working actors with dozens of TV and film credits and scores of commercial credits as well as Moms who are passionate about working with kids. 
$210-$300 Value

4 Group Swing Dance Lessons at The Lindy Loft

Value: $60

Dinner at Jones Hollywood

Value: $100

Pottery by Artist Anna Silver

Value: $1800

Framed Photo by Photographer Patrick Bolton "Hollenbec
from Bridge over Water collection

Image above is not actual photo, but auction item is from the same collection

Value: $500

Pips on LaBrea
Sunday Jazz Brunch for Two

Value: $80


Mercado Restaurant Gift Card
Value: $100

Yoga Works One Month Unlimited Membership
Value: $135

Barre Method Silverlake
One Month Unlimited Membership
Value: $125

Professional Organizer
three hour session with professional organizer Sarah Minot Gold
Value: $270

Harry Potter Wands
Fully interactive Harry Potter wands
Value: $50

Nespresso Machine and Frother
Value: $300


Rod’s Royal Treatment Shave Set
Value: $54


Krav Maga Gift Basket

Dirty Sue Vodka/Olive Juice Set

Butter Cup Collection (16 piece)
This collection features all nine flavors of delectable nut butter cups: Classic Peanut Butter, Pistachio Date, Sesame Fig, Hazelnut Chocolate, Almond Cherry, Cashew Apricot, Marzipan Truffle, Macadamia Guava, and Sunflower Honey

Value: $44




Can't attend? Please donate!


Saturday, November 19, 2016


Only $35 in advance / $40 at the door 


Featuring custom artisanal cocktails byThe Natural Mixologist 
Catered Hors d’oeuvres
Silent auction featuring large format wines, gifts and incredible experiences and more! 
Swing dance lessons at the party by The Connected Dancer!

Hosted by JOHN KASSIR 



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