Wendy has conceived, produced and directed many gala successful events. Focusing on the goals of the event producer, she writes and directs a well-paced evening, with professional hosts and entertainers helping to propel the activities – from speeches, to music, dance or theater – specially created and arranged for the event. She believes less is more, keeping in mind that most patrons at high-priced galas attend many similar evens. Wendy’s goal is to be both unique and concise, highlighting the mission of the charity, celebrating the honoree and providing world-class entertainment performed by top-notch professionals. After attending one of these events patrons often comment on the inspiring, celebratory and entertaining experience.

During her stint at The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Wendy’s regular Friday night openings for YardArts! A Festival of Dance, Theater, Music & Opera seven week series were usually sold out, filled with enthusiastic subscription-based patrons and the place to be on the island. Her mid-season Opera at Featherstone galas are now a highlight of the very busy Vineyard summer season, selling out annually. She understands the demands of organizing both the theatrical party aspects, bringing over a decade of experience working with event planners, caterers and equipment vendors. She has produced galas that featured celebrities including Carly Simon, Amy Brenneman, Marni Nixon, Olga Hirschhorn, Tony Shalhoub, Bob Brustein, Lucinda Childs, Paul Taylor 2, Limon Dance Company and the work of Spaulding Gray with permission.


Carly Simon Dances at The Yard, director/co-choreographer
Created in at the request of and in collaboration with Carly Simon, Yvonne Marceau of American Ballroom Theater and Mad Hot Ballroom, co-choreographer, starring Paola Styron and Kelly Peters and sets by Dean Taucher and Allen Whiting.
    Premier at the Patricia Nanon Theatre, Martha’s Vineyard.

        In Honor of You, George and The Gershwin Variations, a full-length, sold-out, two week run.

Yo Yo Ma Rocks, choreographer
Starring Jamal Jackson and island kids.
    Created for the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center Patricia Nanon celebration.

        A dance for kids, featuring the music of the Bisquit Brother’s Yo Yo Ma, performed on an
        evening including Paul Taylor 2 and Jose Limon Dance Company.

Lucinda Childs Pre-Concert Dance Stroll, conception by, producer, director
With the work of choreographers Lorraine Chapman, Evan Hall and Naomi Goldberg-Haas followed by Lucinda Child’s Dance.
    
Produced at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center.

        A lobby--through the wings—through backstage—to the audience site-specific dance         installation with choreogaphers Naomi Goldberg-Haas, Lorraine Chapman and Evan
        Hall, with support by the New England Foundation for the Arts and Bard SummerScape.         Community dancers in stationary sites within the MV PAC, with audience strolling
        through before being seated and viewing Dance.

 

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