Monday, July 27, 2009

Dean's Reception Honors TADW Donors

Robert Bucker, Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media & Communication at CSUN, hosted a reception for donors to the Teenage Drama Workshop on Saturday, July 25.

TADW benefactors were honored at the event, which was held in the striking Organ Room in Nordhoff Hall. Honorees included acclaimed actor Allan Rich; actress and philanthropist Nancy Cartwright and Christine Loeb, mother of the late Sam Loeb, for whom the Sam Loeb “Spirit of TADW” scholarship is presented each year.

Speaking to the group, Dean Bucker said each donor was making “a great investment” in the arts and in the lives of local children by supporting TADW. At the event, members of “The Wiz” cast performed a rousing version of “Brand New Day”. Guests included members of the board of directors from the Devonshire PALs (Police Activity League Supporters), and representatives from Pio Pico School and LAUSD’s Migrant Education Program. Thanks to generous donors, all three organizations received tickets to TADW performances this year for use by low-income children.

Following the reception, guests were invited into the Little Theatre where they watched a terrific performance of “Pinocchio”. For more information on how you can support TADW please contact Doug Kaback at

Pictured from left: Prof. Beth Lasky, Allan Rich, Dean Robert Bucker, Christine Loeb, Nancy Cartwright, Prof. Doug Kaback and Brent Rosen.

1 comment:

  1. On behalf of my wife and me, I thank Doug Kaback and everyone at TADW for the wonderful evening of theater. The production of “Pinocchio” is a gem. We’ve never seen so much young talent in one place at one time. You are all special people, from Dean Bucker down to the young actress who played the lamp – “click!”
    Thank you, thank you.
    David Rickett
    Assistant to Allan Rich