The Edwin Booth Award: Woodie King, Jr./New Federal Theatre
MAY 06, 2013 | 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
May 06, 2013: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
This year's Edwin Booth Awardee is the legendary theatre director and producer Woodie King, Jr., founding director of the pioneering African-American theatre production and training institution New Federal Theatre. New Federal Theatre integrates minorities and women into the mainstream of the profession through artistic training and play production. Mr. King will be present to receive the award.
The Edwin Booth Award was established in 1983 by the Doctoral Theatre Students Association to honor a person, organization, or company in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the New York City/American Theatre and Performance Community. Recipients of the Booth Award are nominated by students in the program.
Named after the nineteenth century tragedian Edwin Booth, renowned for his intellectual curiosity, the award promites integration of the professional and academic theatre communities.
Past honorees include:
The Royal Shakespeare Company ('83); Ellen Steward ('84); Joseph Papp ('89); Arthur Miller ('92); Richard Foremen ('97); Tony Kushner ('02); Karen Finley ('08); The Living Theatre ('09); and Charles Mee ('10).
Ceremony organized by Bess Rowen (DTSA Second Vice President).