Supporting creative work by women
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, JOSEPHINE ABADY AWARD, AND LEE REYNOLDS AWARD
Chita Rivera, Lynn Nottage and Kamilah Forbes to be honored.
The LPTW’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors women exhibiting exemplary service to the theatre. Past recipients include Dorothy Olim, Betty Comden, Ellen Stewart, Fifi Oscard, Martha Swope, Sylvia Herscher, Rosetta LeNoire and Lucille Lortel, among others. The 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Chita Rivera, two-time Tony Award winner and the first Hispanic female to receive a Kennedy Center Awards honor.
The Josephine Abady Award honors an emerging director or producer of a work of cultural diversity, who has worked professionally in the theatre for a period of at least five years. Past recipients of this award include Evelyn Collins, founder and director of the Harlem Ensemble Company; Debra Ann Byrd, founder and producing artistic director of Take Wing and Soar Productions, Inc.; and directors Gisela Cardenas and Tamilla Woodard. The Josephine Abady Award will be given to Kamilah Forbes, the Artistic Director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival.
The Lee Reynolds Award annually honors women active in any aspect of theatre whose work for, in, about or through the medium of theatre has helped illuminate the possibilities for social, cultural or political change. Emily Mann, Estelle Parsons, Lynne Meadow, Marlo Thomas, Ruby Dee, Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, Betty Corwin and Harriet Slaughter are past recipients. Lynn Nottage, the 2009 Pulitzer Prize drama recipient for Ruined, will receive the 2010 Lee Reynolds Award.
Tickets are $65 ($60 for members) and are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/122700 or by phone: 1-800-838-3006 (use event code 122700).
Tables of 10 also available: Gold $1000 / Silver $800 / Bronze $600 / LPTW Members $550