2022 Annual Gala

The Night

Welcome to Southbank’s first annual gala! Here’s our schedule for the evening:

7:00-7:30, Arrive, mingle, get some food and drinks

7:30, Welcome by emcee Lola Lavacious

7:35 – Programming begins!

8:30 – Silent Auction winners announced.

The Performers

A Celebration of Our History and a Peek into Our Future

Tonight, we showcase moments from our past, present, and future! We’re grateful to Mud Creek Players for allowing us to use their space for this special event!

Tonight’s Host and Emcee Lola Lovacious

Lola LaVacious is a multifaceted fixture in the Indianapolis community. She is a performer, singer, director, producer, emcee, and creative gal Friday. She’s been a director for “Girl Pride” at The Vogue, hosted RAW: Natural Born Artists at the Egyptian Room, and directed and produced full-length burlesque shows with Angel Burlesque, her own burlesque show, and currently produces a new benefit series, Righteous Rager. Last summer Lola was the artistic director for the Fringe premier of “Small Gods, Big Problems,” assisted this last season with makeup for Westfield’s DraculaOf Mice and Men, and this summer for Frozen Jr in Noblesville. Lola will also be performing in Arts for Lawrence showcase, and then switching gears with comedy and singing with Pink Slip Comedy in this year’s production of “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel” Dec 21st and 22nd at White Rabbit Cabaret. When not busy she enjoys co-working with her fellow creatives at local coffeeshops, writing dumb jokes, and making elite music playlists. Lola was recently featured as Lucy in Southbank’s production of The Profession.

The Magical Talent of Taylor Martin

“The Star”

A short play by Andrew Black starring:
Kendall Maxwell as The Tramp
Talor Poore as The Lady-In-Waiting
Tara Sumrall as The Princess
William Harris as The Star

World Premiere Performance of “Love is All We’ll Ever Need”

  Dustin Klein

The first public performance of the song ‘Love is All We’ll Ever Need,’ featuring Brant Hughes, Lola Lavacious, Dustin Klein (piano), and William Harris (guitar), from our upcoming adaptation of Troilus and Cressida. Words and music by Marcia Eppich-Harris.


Trick Blanchfield as Emily

A short play by Mark Harvey Levine starring:
Trick Blanchfield as Erin
Talor Poore as Laurel
Mark Harvey Levine as Andy

A Word from Artistic Director Marcia Eppich-Harris

Marcia shares her thoughts on Southbank’s accomplishments and coming attractions.

Silent Auction Winners Announced

Indy Midtown Massage

Crocheted blanket package

Painting of Adam and Eve

Painting of St. Sebastian

Phoenix Theatre Tickets

ISO Tickets

Peer Theatre Tickets

Southbank Season Tickets

Send a Friend Lasagna Package

TikiKitchen Glasses Set

A Glimpse at the Future

An appreciation of our first five shows, with a nod toward our future.

Items include offerings from the following sponsors!

Please enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and softdrinks as well as a selection of charcuterie and deserts.





Colby Jack

Jalapeno Jack

Goat Cheese

Irish Cheddar

Assorted Fruit

Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

Calabrese Salami




Gluten-free Cheese Crisps


Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Brownies

Lemon Bars

Chocolate and Vanilla Mini Cupcakes

Assorted Macarons

Chef Topher Worden
Food curated by Chef Topher Worden

Thank You

Special Thanks

4621 Creative Solutions and TikiKitchen Studios, Mud Creek Players (especially Michelle and Collin!), Lola Lavacious, Casey Ross, Topher Worden, Tom Alvarez, all our wonderful performers tonight, and the Board of Southbank Theatre Company. 

Thank You to Our Season 1 Donors

1909 Digital, Kelly Andronicos, Rachel Sahaidachny, Stephanie Eppich Daily, David Molloy, Ashley Eppich, Kate Duffy, Michelle Marti, Judy Eppich, Nick Asher, Yolanda Valdivia, Wendy Brown, Rachel Snyder, Carol Stamile, Megan Jacobs, Sara Galer, Mary Karty, Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Terry & Richard Harris, Richard Douglas Harris, Lara Sullivan, Pamela Morgan, Andrew Black, Latrice Young, Rod Macrae, Michelle Wafford, Scott Semester, Natasha Rott, Christine Wolfe, Lauren Taylor, Brandi Underwood, Ashley Sanders, Cornelius Martin, Eric Mannweiler, Craig Harris, and Sreeja Rajasekharan.

Thank You to Our Silent Auction Donors

American Lives Theatre, Catalyst Repertory, Clerical Error Productions, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indy Midtown Massage, Marcia Eppich-Harris, Mud Creek Players, Phoenix Theatre Company, Send a Friend Lasagna, Theatre Unchained, TikiKitchen Studios, Trick Blanchfield, and Vine and Table.