“A Feast of Grace: Art, Faith, and Generosity in Babette’s Feast”
Wine & Cheese Reception 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Program & Discussion 7:00-8:30 p.m.
RSVP is required. Space is limited.
CU New York Forums highlight thoughtful leaders in various fields speaking on leadership and the engagement of the world with faith. These forums provide an opportunity for Christian leaders in New York City to discuss and debate the role and implications of faith in the public square.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mako Fujimura, Artist, Director, Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center
In Conversation with Abbie Killeen, Producer, Babette's Feast
and Moderated by Trinity Forum President Cherie Harder
A Feast of Grace: Art, Faith, and Generosity in Babette's Feast
Join Christian Union and Trinity Forum for an evening of rich conversation on the acclaimed, new off-Broadway production of Babette’s Feast, a timeless tale of lavish generosity and community-transforming grace. Producer of the play Abbie Killeen and artistic authority Mako Fujimura (a Trinity Forum Senior Fellow) will engage important themes from the play in the context of the New York City theater scene and our crucial cultural moment.
Babette's Feast the play is already running in NYC. More information and tickets can be found here.
The Union League Club - Library
38 E. 37th Street (at Park Ave)
New York, NY
Note: Club attire requires jackets and dress slacks and shirts for gentlemen and appropriate equivalent dress is required for women. Jeans and sneakers are not permitted. We hope this will not inhibit your attendance and enjoyment of this event.
Please RSVP here.
Space is limited, and a $15 registration fee is required.
Please email CUNewYork@ChristianUnion.org if you believe you've been offered free admission.
Makoto Fujimura, recently appointed Director of Fuller's Brehm Center, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named Makoto Fujimura as its '2014 Religion and the Arts' award recipient. Fujimura’s work is represented by Artrue International and has been exhibited at galleries around the world, including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Gallery Exit and Oxford House at Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, and Vienna’s Belvedere Museum. Fujimura has served as an artistic advisor to the new production of Babette's Feast.
Abigail Killeen is a theater artist, working as an actor, director, and producer. She is an Affiliate Artist at Portland Stage, Maine’s only LORT theater, where she performs regularly, as well as with other Portland-based companies: Fenix, Dramatic Rep, Good Theater, and The Theater Project. She is also a company member with Compagnia de’ Colombari, an international theater company based in New York. Recent projects with Colombari include two theatrical events directed by Karin Coonrod: the stage adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” and “The Merchant in Venice”, a unique collaboration/ commemoration, premiering in Venice in 2016 and opening in the US in 2017. She has served as catalyzer, producer, and leading actress in Babette's Feast.
More about CU New York: Christian Union New York is a ministry of Christian Union developing and equipping leaders in New York City to engage culture with the Christian faith.