Friday, Jan 31, 2020 3:00p -

Farkas Hall
10-12 Holyoke St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Elizabeth Banks has been named the 2020 Woman of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the U.S. The Woman of the Year festivities will begin at 3:00pm on January 31st, 2020, when Ms. Banks will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge.

Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for Ms. Banks at 4:00pm, after which she will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in Harvard Square since 1888.

Buy half-price tickets to Elizabeth Banks' celebratory roast and Pudding Pot presentation.

A press conference will follow the presentation at 4:30pm. Afterwards, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will preview HPT 172: Mean Ghouls, our second-ever cast featuring both men and women.

The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and most recently Bryce Dallas Howard, the 69th Woman of the Year.

Elizabeth Banks is a three-time Emmy nominee, with stand-out performances in projects including The Hunger Games franchise, Love & Mercy, and The LEGO Movie, and recurring roles in 30 Rock and Modern Family.

This month season two of her critically acclaimed series Shrill, starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant, will premiere on Hulu. Last fall she produced, wrote, directed and appeared in Charlie’s Angels. Banks produced both projects through her company Brownstone Productions, which she co-owns with husband Max Handelman. The company is best known for the Box Office hit Pitch Perfect franchise. Banks made her feature directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, which was the highest opening weekend for a musical comedy in history, the biggest opener for a first-time feature film director, and the second-largest opening for a female director. With a first-look film deal at Universal and an exclusive television deal at Warner Bros. Television, Brownstone has film, television and digital collaborations with Universal, Sony Pictures, CW, ABC, Lionsgate, FOX, NBC, HBO Max, Netflix, and Hulu. The current film slate includes Queen for a Day at Paramount Players; White Girl Problems at Lionsgate; and Uncanny Valley, Science Fair, Red Queen, Paper Bag Princess, and The Grace Year at Universal. Brownstone’s upcoming Television slate includes Mavenhood at NBC; Bedrock at Warner Bros. Animation; Love Me at ABC; The Twelve at FOX; Over My Dead Body at WarnerMedia Streaming; and Borrowed Time at CBS.

Bank’s additional film credits include W which garnered her critical-acclaim for her role as ‘First Lady Laura Bush;’ her breakthrough role as ‘Marcela Howard’ in the Academy Award winning film Seabiscuit; Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can; Power Rangers, Magic Mike XXL, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Spider-Man amongst others. Additional television credits include Scrubs, Netflix’s Wet, Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and 10 Years Later.

Originally from Massachusetts, Banks graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received her Graduate Degree at the American Conservatory Theater. She is heavily involved with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and Turnaround Arts, among others.

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