Roundabout Theatre Company
Financial professional Hany Awadalla is a managing director with the investment banking division of National Securities in New York City. Also interested in theatre, Hany Awadalla spent more than a decade in the Chairman’s Circle of the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York.
In addition to its many theatre education programs, the Roundabout Theatre Company offers professional development opportunities for teachers. Participants in professional development classes use theatrical script analysis to help students study subject-specific texts. Using techniques from the theatre, students learn to provide evidence in support of claims, identify the purpose of the author, and develop close reading skills.
Professional development programs at the Roundabout Theatre Company also stress the importance of Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT), which encourages teachers to work together. In addition to rehearsing their words before delivering them, teachers refine their improvisation skills, helping them rephrase their words in an easily understandable way. Other professional development activities at the Roundabout Theatre Company include postcard production workshops and targeted theatrical teaching.
Manhattan Theatre Club
Hany Awadalla, Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking with National Securities, works in corporate finance, where he deals with mergers, acquisitions, and private capital. When he’s not working, Hany Awadalla supports the arts through a number of theater organizations, including the Manhattan Theater Club.
The Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) was founded in 1970 as a way of showcasing Off-Off-Broadway productions along with new theatre works. MTC now offers both an Artistic Development Program and an Education Program to help aspiring artists reach their goals. The Artistic Development Program provides support to artists through commissions, live readings, and workshops, while the Education program focuses on student participation, with offerings of matinees, in-class instruction, and internships.
As a nonprofit organization, the MTC depends on its patrons. In return, not only do Patron members receive tickets for all MTC productions, but they also have access to some of the best seats in the house. Should they need more tickets, Patrons can buy more and make unlimited exchanges, even at the last minute. Patron members are also able to hangout in the Patron Lounge before shows and have the opportunity to meet both the performers and fellow Patrons at various events.
Manhattan Theatre Club
Hany Awadalla currently serves as the Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, for the New York-based National Securities Corp. Previously, he worked with investment firms such as Merrill Lynch, Robertson Stephens, and wells Fargo. In addition to his banking career, Hany Awadalla supports theatres such as the Manhattan Theatre Club.
The Manhattan Theatre Club in New York offers a variety of educational programs and workshops. Its adult education program brings together adults with theatre professionals for engaging workshops that delve deeper into the theatre’s productions.
High school students can participate in Write Now!, a program consisting of weekly sessions after school to develop skills in playwriting. Experienced playwrites lead the program, which runs from October through December and February through May. It concludes with a professional reading for an audience of the participants’ friends and family.
The Family Matinee program brings together students and adults for a Saturday workshop about the afternoon’s production they will attend. A free program, it encourages family members of different generations to discuss and enjoy theatre together.
Hany Awadalla has nearly three decades of experience in the investment industry. He currently serves as Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, at National Securities Corp. A substantial supporter of theatre, Hany Awadalla donated to Roundabout Theatre for many years.
Roundabout Theatre’s production of Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill will give its first performance on March 31st, 2016, with an official opening night on April 19th. The show will feature Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne, who appeared previously in A Touch of the Poet and A Moon for the Misbegotten, and Jessica Lange, who has acted in The Glass Menagerie and American Horror Story. Jonathan Kent will direct the production.
Eugene O’Neill’s most autobiographical work, Long Day’s Journey into Night follows the Tyrone family and their efforts to reveal and hide from each other a variety of secrets. Published only after the author’s death due to how closely it touched O’Neill’s own experience, the play offers a powerful look at human nature.