The Playgoer: 2010-2011 Awards: OBIES

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Monday, May 16, 2011

2010-2011 Awards: OBIES

This just in...this year's OBIES!


Best New American Play
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz
(This award is accompanied by a $1,000 check.)
 
Lifetime Achievement
Repertorio Espanol and its co-founder and artistic director, René Buch

Performance
F. Murray Abraham, sustained excellence of performance

André Braugher, The Whipping Man (Manhattan Theatre Club)

Michael Chernus, In the Wake (Public Theater)

Ethan Hawke, Blood from a Stone (The New Group)

Hamish Linklater, The School for Lies (Classic Stage Company)

Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place (Manhattan Class Company)

Thomas Sadoski, Other Desert Cities (Lincoln Center Theater)

Scott Shepherd, Gatz (Elevator Repair Service / Public Theater)

Brenda Wehle, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures (Signature Theatre / Public Theater)

Charlayne Woodard, The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull Theater)
 
Playwriting
Samuel D. Hunter, A Bright New Boise (Partial Comfort Productions)
Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Invasion! (The Play Company)
 
Direction
Austin Pendleton, Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company)
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher (New York Theatre Workshop)
Leigh Silverman, In the Wake (Public Theater) and Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons)
 
Design
Jill BC Du Boff, sustained excellence of sound design
Donyale Werle, sustained excellence of set design
 
Special Citations
Design and choreography, Sleep No More (Punchdrunk Theatre) Felix Barrett, Livi Vaughan, Beatrice Minns, Maxine Doyle, Stephen Dobbie, Euan Maybank, and David Israel Reynoso

Young Jean Lee, We're Gonna Die (13P / Joe’s Pub)

debbie tucker green and Leah C. Gardiner, Born Bad (Soho Rep)
 
Obie Grants ($2,500 to each theatre)
Metropolitan Playhouse
Wakka Wakka
 
The Ross Wetzsteon Award (includes $1,000 check)
Belarus Free Theatre
I would just like to add my special pleasure in seeing two of my longtime faves, Metropolitan and Repertorio Espanol get some props, as well as Wakka Wakka, who I discovered more recently. Three excellent (and very different!) companies.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

FUCK THIS SHIT.

The Playgoer said...

Um, care to elaborate?