Fun Home, Appropriate & More Take Home 2014 Obie Awards

first_img Playwriting Will Eno, The Open House Performance Marylouise Burke, Sustained Excellence of Performance Johanna Day, Appropriate John Ellison Conlee, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence K. Todd Freeman, Fetch Clay, Make Man John Earl Jelks, Sunset Baby / Fetch Clay, Make Man Mia Katigbak, Awake and Sing Sydney Lucas, Fun Home Chris Myers, An Octoroon Larry Pine, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney Musical Theater Lisa Kron (book and lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (music) and Sam Gold (director), Fun Home Special Citations Mallory Catlett, This Was the End Heather Christian (music), Jiyoun Chang (lights) and Hannah Wasileski (projections), The World Is Round Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Lucy Thurber, The Hill Town Plays Direction James MacDonald, Love and Information Oliver Butler, The Open House Liesl Tommy, Appropriate Design/Music Ben Rubin (projections), Arguendo Emmanuel Brown and Sonya Tayeh (fight direction and choreography), Kung Fu Eric Southern (lights), The Correspondent Justin Townsend, Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design The Ross Wetzsteon Award Arbons Arts Centercenter_img View Comments The 59th annual Village Voice Obie Awards were announced on May 19 at a ceremony at Webster Hall hosted by Hamish Linklater and Tamara Tunie. The awards feature informal categories that change annually, recognizing excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater. Presenters for the evening included 2014 Tony nominees Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl and Kelli O’Hara. Fun Home, now eyeing a Broadway transfer, took home a Musical Theater win for book writer and lyricist Lisa Kron, composer Jeanine Tesori and director Sam Gold, while Appropriate and An Octoroon playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins received the Best New American Play award. Fun Home star Sydney Lucas became the youngest recipient in the history of the Obies at 10-years-old (Lucas performed the number “Ring of Keys” at the ceremony).  As previously reported, Oscar winner and The Velocity of Autumn Tony nominee Estelle Parsons received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Obie, presented by Nice Work If You Can Get It co-star O’Hara. A complete list of winners follows: Best New American Play Branden Jacobs-Jenkens, Appropriate and An Octoroon Lifetime Achievement Estelle Parsons Grants 600 Highwaymen 48 Hours in Harlemlast_img

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