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. Only students in the program nominate candidates and elect recipients. Named after the nineteeth-century actor who was also renowed for his intellect, the award promotes integration of the professional and academic theatre communities. This year’s awardee is the groundbreaking feminist theatre company Split Britches, who will be present to receive the award. Past honorees include: The Royal Shakespeare Company (83), Ellen Stewart (84), Joseph Papp (89), Arthur Miller (92), Richard Foreman (97), Tony Kushner (02), Paula Vogel (05), and Karen Finley (08). The Living Theater ( 09) and Charles Mee (10). Ceremony organized by Brad Krumholz (DTSA Second Vice President).
6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012
Martin E. Segal Theatre
365 5th Avenue, New York, NY