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Backstage
at the Geffen

Backstage
at the Geffen

Backstage at the Geffen is our signature annual fundraiser, where we honor key entertainment industry figures who have made their indelible philanthropic mark on the community. One of our most anticipated events of the year, Backstage at the Geffen provides an intimate setting for guests to enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most prominent celebrities in Hollywood, as well as surprise, unannounced performances that span the live arts spectrum. All funds raised support the Geffen’s ongoing commitment to bring the power and inspiration of the arts to youth and adults in communities throughout Los Angeles.

Past storytellers and honorees include Amanda Gorman, Helen Mirren, Billy Crystal, Quincy Jones, Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Kristin Chenoweth, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Martin, Carol Burnett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Morgan Freeman, and Jennifer Garner, to name just a few.

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We look forward to seeing you next year for Backstage at the Geffen in May 2023. Click here to be notified for more information.

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Sarah Weinberg
Director of Development
310.208.6500 x140

Our Profound Gratitude to Our Backstage at the Geffen 2022 Supporters

* Backstage at the Geffen Committee and Honorary Chairs
** Backstage at the Geffen Supporters
† Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors, Trustees & Advisory Board

  • Anonymous
  • Eva Aaronson, In Memory of Bucky Hazan
  • Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
  • Kris Andersson
  • Victoria Alonso*†
  • Ariel Investments, LLC
  • Behnaz Ataee
  • Cathy and Shel Bachrach
  • David Bartman
  • Lydia and David Bell
  • Karen Bell & Robb Cox
  • The Berlanti Family Foundation
  • Jana Bezdek
  • Mrs. Carol K. Block and Chancellor Gene D. Block†
  • Eileen and Harold Brown †
  • Jessica Brusilow Rollins
  • Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg*†
  • Marcy Carsey
  • Elizabeth and Gil Cates, Jr. †
  • The Claman/Cates Family
  • Caroline Choi
  • City National Bank**
  • Lori† and Jerry Collins
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Ellyce R. Cooper† & Barry Cohen / Sidley Austin LLP
  • Jen Crittenden & Bill Wrubel
  • In Loving Memory of Ed Cypert
  • Merle Dandridge*†
  • Maxwell DeMille
  • In Honor of Development
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Susan and Jonathan Dolgen
  • Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Anne Dougherty
  • Louise and Dr. Brad Edgerton †
  • Dr. & Mrs. Paul Eisenberg
  • Deborah Epstein
  • Bonnie E. Eskenazi†
  • Susan and Mark Fleischer†
  • Susan Nahley Fleishman†
  • Larry Gagosian
  • Brenda Garcia†
  • Herbert M.† and Beverly J. Gelfand
  • Brian Ghodsian
  • Priscila Giraldo†
  • Patty Glaser† & Sam Mudie
  • Susan and Steve Glusker
  • MaryAnn and Irwin Gold
  • Manuela and James Goren
  • The Adi†* & Jerry Greenberg Foundation**
  • Marcellina and Edgar Gross
  • Samantha and Eric Heer†
  • Martha Henderson†
  • Mary Herbers Eme
  • Jazmyn Simon & Dulé Hill*
  • Mellody Hobson & George Lucas*, Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation
  • Cindy and Alan Horn*
  • Raquel Jordan
  • Jerry Katell
  • Loretta Everett Kaufman*† and Victor Kaufman**
  • Laura Kennedy†
  • Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall
  • Judy Kessler
  • Gloria Calderón Kellett and David Kellett*
  • Willette and Manny Klausner
  • Daniel and Marla Klein
  • The Kriloff Family
  • Wendy Kurtzman†
  • David Kwong
  • Sherry Lansing Foundation
  • Lyn and Norman Lear*
  • Michael Ma
  • Laurie MacDonald & Walter Parkes
  • Carla Malden† & Norman Beil
  • Fay and Frank Mancuso*†
  • In loving memory of Henry Lawson Mead
  • Tiffany Mayberry†
  • John McCrite† & Juan Lozano
  • Jerry† and Tina Moss, The Moss Foundation
  • Doreen and Donald Nortman
  • Conan and Liza O’Brien
  • Olympus Theatricals
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Lou and Berta Pitt
  • Madeline and Bruce† Ramer*
  • Susan Raphael
  • Holly Rice† & Vince Gilligan
  • Gena Rubin
  • Linda Bernstein Rubin*† and Tony Rubin**
  • Jane and Bill Schopf
  • The Michael Schwab Family
  • Neil Selman
  • Matt Shakman† & Maggie Malone
  • The Edward A. and Ai O. Shay Family Foundation
  • Richard and Barbara Sherman†
  • Jerome and Joan Snyder
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • John Sonego† & Tom Faughnan
  • Cela Sutton†
  • Rose Tarlow
  • The Tatasciore Family
  • Jodi and Howard Tenenbaum†
  • Heather Thomas & Skip Brittenham
  • Steve Tisch†
  • Miranda† and Brett Tollman
  • UCLA Health**
  • Marjorie Walsh
  • Joanne and Ken Weinman
  • Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks*
  • Kevyn Wynn†
  • Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation
  • Joe Zell
  • In Loving Memory of Herman Ziegler

In-Kind Sponsors

Thank you to our in-kind sponsors for their incredible generosity and support of the arts:

  • Alligator Pear Catering
  • Beam Suntory
  • Cicada Club
  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  • Peroni Italia
  • Steinway & Sons

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Our Theater

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Our Theater

Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the not-for-profit organization continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen maintains extensive education and community engagement programs, designed to involve young people and the community at large in the arts.

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Support
Our Theater

Support
Our Theater

Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the not-for-profit organization continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen maintains extensive education and community engagement programs, designed to involve young people and the community at large in the arts.

DONATE NOW

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