How It’s New York: In New York, all of the major arts companies have benefits that are great blow-out parties to raise money.  

How It’s Irish: Origin Theatre Company was founded by Limerick-man George C. Heslin, and presents the 1st Irish Festival every year since 2008 (I wrote the New York Times article about its debut, read here!). They are also currently presenting “Mondays in May,”staged readings of new work by European playwrights, at Glucksman Ireland House. David Grieg’s Outlying Islands is on the 21st, and Nancy Harris’ No Romance is on the 28th!
Here’s the link to the online auction, even if you aren’t planning to go to their benefit on Monday, you can still bid. 
Details about the benefit are after the jump, as is a list, with links to more description, of more prizes! They include such fab things as “an evening with Malachy McCourt,” “dinner with Downton Abbey’s Bates, Brendan Coyle!”

Online Auction Open! Live Event on May 21st

Origin’s Online Auction is now open!

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Brendan Coyle in New York!!

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*** Check in daily for exciting updates ***

Get ready to bid!

The online auction will run from May 10, 2012 to May 31st, 2012, with the live event taking place on May 21, 2012 in New York. 
Please join us at our Spring Benefit hosted by Mutual of America at 320 Park Ave on May 21st at 6:30pm.
For Tickets – Email or call… 

Proceeds go to Origin Theatre Company. Since it’s inception in 2002, Origin has been devoted to introducing new exciting voices from Europe. Through it’s main stage productions and theatre festivals, Origin is proud to offer these playwrights an important gateway to America.  

Through both its main stage productions and 1st Irish Theatre Festival, Origin is proud to offer these artists an important gateway to America.

Auction items range from meet lunch with some of your favorite celebrities, beautiful vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise wheather you’re in NY, LA, London or Ireland. 
So, tell your friends, family, community.

One of the best things about participating is that you get when you give.
All you have to do is bid!
From great theatre tickets to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, this is the place to get in on all the auction action!

Special thanks to our Live Event Host Mutual of America for their continued support of Origin Theatre Company.

Keep Bidding for the Good of Origin and Thank You!

Gwen Orel
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The only New York journalist who writes for both the Forward and Irish Music Magazine.