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2008 OBIE AWARDS

Marisa Tomei
David Henry Hwang

The 53rd annual Village Voice Obie Awards were presented at Webster Hall on Monday night May 19th. Celebrating the world of Off-Broadway, the Obies are granted to artists on the basis of merit. They are noncompetitive awards for which there are no fixed categories or listed nominations. This year the Obie committee, consisting of theater critics and working theater artists, recognized the following individuals and companies for their contributions and accomplishments.
Photography: Nanette Shaw

Marisa Tomei
David Henry Hwang

The 53rd annual Village Voice Obie Awards were presented at Webster Hall on Monday night May 19th. Celebrating the world of Off-Broadway, the Obies are granted to artists on the basis of merit. They are noncompetitive awards for which there are no fixed categories or listed nominations. This year the Obie committee, consisting of theater critics and working theater artists, recognized the following individuals and companies for their contributions and accomplishments.
Photography: Nanette Shaw


Kate Mulgrew

Playwriting
Horton Foote, Dividing The Estate
David Henry Hwang, Yellow Face
Direction
Krzysztof Warlikowski, Krum
David Cromer, Adding Machine
Performance
LisaGay Hamilton, The Ohio State Murders
Kate Mulgrew, Iphigenia 2.0
Francis Jue, Yellow Face
Rebecca Wisocky, Amazons and Their Men
Joel Hatch, Adding Machine
Heidi Schreck, Drum Of The Waves Of Horikawa
Veanne Cox, Sustained Excellence of Performance
Sean McNall, Sustained Excellence of Performance

Jonathan Groff

Ensemble, Passing Strange:
(De’Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stew)
Design
Takeshi Kata, Set – Keith Parham, Lighting Design, Adding Machine
Peter Ksander, Scenic Design
Untitled Mars (This Title May Change)
Ben Katchor, Drawings; John Findlay & Jeff Sugg, Set & Projection
Russell H. Champa, Lighting Design
The Slug Bearers Of Kayrol Island
Jane Greenwood,

Stew

Sustained Excellence of Costume Design
David Zinn,
Sustained Excellence of Costume and Set Design
Special Citations
Nature Theater of Oklahoma, No Dice
David Greenspan, The Argument
Best New Theater Piece: $1,000
Stew, Heidi Rodewald, Annie Dorsen,
Passing Strange
The Ross Wetzsteon Award $2,000
Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project
Lifetime Achievement Award
Adrienne Kennedy
Obie Grants
Keen Company $5,000
Theater of a Two-Headed Calf $5,000

David Greenspan
Joel Hatch
Bradley Whitford
Nature Theater of Oaklahoma
Company Members