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Booth Award

The Edwin Booth Award was estab­lished in 1983 by the DTSA to honor an individual or organization that has had a significant impact on theatre and performance in New York. Named after the 19th-century actor who was also famed for his intellect, the award seeks to unite the professional and academic theatre communities. Award recipients are nominated and elected by members of the DTSA, who also produce the ceremony. Recipients choose the for­mat of the event, which has varied from panel discussions to personal testimony.

The event is recorded and the video kept in the Theatre Program's video collection. The transcript for the 1997 Booth Award, presented to Richard Foreman, was published in Theatre (vol. 28, no. 1).


Previous Award Recipients

 

2017 - Taylor Mac
2016 - Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
2015 - María Irene Fornés
2014 - Elevator Repair Service
2013 - Woodie King Jr.
2012 - Split Britches
2011 - Stephen Sondheim
2010 - Charles Mee
2009 - Judith Malina
2008 - Karen Finley
2007 - Mabou Mines
2006 - HERE Arts Center
2005 - Paula Vogel
2004 - The Classical Theatre of Harlem
2003 - The New York Theatre Workshop
2002 - Tony Kushner
2001 - Anne Bogart and The S.I.T.I. Company
2000 - Performance Space 122
1999 - Dixon Place
1998 - Hal Prince
1997 - Richard Foreman
1996 - The Brooklyn Academy of Music
1995 - Anne Hamburger and En Garde Arts
1994 - JoAnne Akalaitis
1993 - The Wooster Group
1992 - Arthur Miller
1991 - Al Hirschfeld
1990 - Robert Whitehead
1989 - Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival
1988 - The Ridiculous Theatrical Company
1987 - Joseph Chaiken
1986 - Stanley Kauffmann
1985 - The Negro Ensemble Company
1984 - Ellen Stewart
1983 - The Royal Shakespeare Company