Featuring the Yale Whiffenpoofs
with Special Guest Star Taye Diggs

Saturday April 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco



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Honorary Committee:
California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate
Sharon Gless
Jewelle Gomez & Diane Sabin
Peter & Bonnie Hero
Kate Kendell & Sandy Holmes
Senator Mark Leno
Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy
Alan Pardini & Ken Noyes
Jan Wahl
Leonie Walker & Kate O’Halan
Supervisor Scott Wiener

For more than 30 years, New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) has been at the forefront of addressing pressing social issues through theatre.

One of our core programs is YouthAware which uses theatre as the medium to address health and wellness issues critical to young people today such as violence and bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and homophobia.

In support of YouthAware, NCTC is pleased to be the beneficiary of the Concert to End Bullying, starring the Yale Whiffenpoofs andBroadway/Film/TV star Taye Diggs, performing April 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM at San Francisco’s beautiful and historic Palace of Fine Arts theatre.

THE ARTISTS
YALE WHIFFENPOOFS

Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions.

 

SPECIAL GUEST STAR
TAYE DIGGS

Actor, singer, dancer, and entertainer Taye Diggs has distinguished himself as one of this generation’s most sought after performers. After exploding onto the stage as Benny in the original Broadway production of Rent, Diggs has glided effortlessly from stage to film to television screen. Today, Diggs can be seen on ABC’s Private Practice as Dr. Sam Bennett.

THE BENEFICIARY
Founded in 1981, the mission of the New Conservatory Theatre Center is to champion innovative, high quality productions and educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer and allied communities to effect personal and societal growth, enlightenment, and change. NCTC’s innovative and effective YouthAware programs have been performing for more than two decades. YouthAware is at the heart of what NCTC does. The program reaches out to young people with theatre experiences that are both educational and artistically exciting.
 
While YouthAware programs have been addressing the issue for a number of years, bullying has only recently gained widespread attention as a public health problem among young people. According to the CDC, bullying can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress, and even death. YouthAware performances illuminate the problem in an accessible, thought-provoking way that facilitates critical thought and dialogue about this pressing problem. In 2011,YouthAware reached 21,200 students of all backgrounds in grades K-12. This program is provided at low or no-cost to schools throughout the Bay Area, Northern California and the Central Valley.
Directions to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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