Supporting creative work by women
This afternoon, the League of Professional Theatre Women honored three outstanding women for their theater achievements — legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival at Sardis. Sharing the room with such immensely talented honorees and some other power hitter attendees was absolutely inspiring.
Chita Rivera was honored with the The Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her lasting contribution to the American stage while Lynn Nottage received The Lee Reynolds Award for a woman whose body of work illuminates the possibilities for social change.
When receiving The Josephine Abady Award for an early or mid-career producer of work of cultural diversity, Kamilah Forbes spoke about her passion for theater, particularly introducing new audiences to new works. She is grace personified — lovely, warm, genuine and smart.
Learn more about Kamilah’s work in this interview on the League of Professional Theatre Women’s web site.