Saturday, March 21, 2009

Judith Malina Receives Edwin Booth Award

Judith Malina, the co-founder (and still, after 60 years, the artistic director) of The Living Theatre, will receive the Edwin Booth Award from the Doctoral Theatre Students Association. The presentation will be on Wednesday, March 25 at 8pm at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave.

The presentation to Malina culminates two evenings of tributes to this remarkable theatre artist and leader. On Monday, March 23, there will screenings all day long of films by/with/about Malina and The Living Theatre, with the famous Paradise Now+Emergency at 6:30pm, followed by a discussion with Malina. On Wednesday, before the award ceremony, there will be more screenings plus a couple of discussion panels, performance excerpts from some Living Theatre shows, and a tribute by Malina to Julian Beck (co-founder of the company) and Hanon Reznikov.

All of these events are free and may be attended on a first come, first served basis.

Judith Malina received the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation's Artistic Achievement Award last year at the same ceremony where NYTE was honored with the Stewardship Award.

This sounds like quite a couple of days!

More information may be found here: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestc.

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