Parity Productions' Awards Ceremony & Celebration

New gift items added daily October 2nd - October 15th.
Check our silent auction page to see what's new and purchase one of our Awards Ceremony & Celebration Silent Auction items at
buy-now prices to support our work in development.

(50% of all proceeds go towards our 2020 production of Mirrors).

Join us in celebration of the Third Annual recipients of The Parity Commission on Wednesday, October 16 at Theaterlab | Ori's Loft. 

We're getting ready to announce the 2019 Annual Parity Commission winners. Be the first to hear about them. 

Celebrate our production successes and preview what's in development.

Enjoy live music, a silent auction, drinks, bites, and the awards ceremony, (including excerpts from our commission winners), and more! 

​​Tickets are sold out!

 You can still support our work by buying one of our Silent Auction items at buy-now prices.

New items added daily October 2nd - October 15th.  

50% of every purchase on The Parity Store (including our auction items) through December 31st funds our production of Mirrors at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop.
Purchase with a Purpose and buy your holiday gifts at The Parity Store.

Theaterlab | Ori's Loft
357 West 36th Street, NYC

Reception: 6PM to 7PM
Ceremony and Performances: 7PM to 8PM
Mingling, Music, and Merriment: 8PM to 9PM

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Awards presented by Azure D. Osborne-Lee, winner of the 2018 Annual Parity Commission.
Azure D. Osborne-Lee (he/him, they/them) is an award-winning Black queer theatre maker whose work has been produced and/or developed by Parity Productions, Trans Lab @ The Public and WP, The Tank, The Flea Theater, BAX|Brooklyn Arts Exchange, BAM, JACK, Rising Circle Theater Collective, The Fire This Time Festival, Horse Trade Theater Group, The Castillo Theatre, The New Ohio Theatre, National Black Theatre, Freedom Train Productions, Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Lambda Literary Foundation, The Helix Queer Performance Network, and regionally.
Azure D. Osborne-Lee
Crystal Skillman
Crystal Skillman (she/her) is an award-wining dramatist. Plays include NYTimes Critic’s Picks Open (AFO/The Tank), King Kirby (The Brick), Geek (Vampire Cowboys), and Cut (Theatre Under St. Marks), as well as new plays Pulp Vérité (2019 Kilroys List Honorable Mention) and Rain and Zoe Save The World (2018 EMOS Prize). She is the book writer of Mary and Max the musical and Eat Fighter (WebToon).


Our musical guests for the evening
Lydia Granered
Lydia Granered (she/her) is a Nashville native currently living in Brooklyn, NY. She loves to write her music with a little southern soul. Her latest release “Harlequin” is available to stream on Spotify and iTunes.
Nandi Kayyy (they/them) is a southern-born, Black, nonbinary singer, songwriter, and podcast host & producer. Their EP 'NandiJay' was released in 2016 and they recently launched podcast 'Black Friends Dinner'. They've been seen at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene's Grocery with the 'Mike B & the Soul Glo Orchestra' as well as Under St. Marks and the Kaine Theater. Their most recent work as Music Supervisor, for short documentary 'Assigned Sex' by Shaun Dawson was released in February of this year. FB/Twitter/IG: @nandikayyy
Nandi Kayyy 
Mike Bennett
Mike Bennett (he/him) first picked up a guitar at the age of 5, and has never looked back. Trained in singing at the Trinity Boys Choir, and studying guitar throughout his youth, he pursued a degree in Composition from Wesleyan University. After 2 years studying Shamisen and Taiko drumming in Japan, followed by another two years playing jazz and solo shows in Los Angeles, he moved to Brooklyn, NY to continue his musical development. The stylistic range is broad - elements of classical, jazz, rock and blues fuse with various world music, electronica, funk, classic soul and hip hop to form unique sound that is hard to pin down, but effortless to enjoy. In addition to his solo work for guitar, beatbox and voice (, Mike plays guitar in numerous ensembles, scores cinematic cues for film and TV, and leads the 'Soul Glo Orchestra' - a collective of some of the best musicians in NY (and beyond) who specialize in Mike's unique brand of hard-hitting, soulful pop music. Dubbed 'Power-Funk' it appeals to audiences across all demographics. Mike is a teacher at the New York City Guitar School, where he gives private and group lessons, directs bands, guitar ensembles, leads songwriting and production workshops. He also runs a music meetup - Mike B's Brooklyn Guitar Workshop - and teaches privately. Mike brings his joy and love of music to all around him - be they students, collaborators, or fans. Instagram: @mikebandsoulglo

Can’t Attend? Donate in Support of Parity!

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They are as follows: Phone: (212) 416-8401

A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the organization or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau,​ 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10005.