Samuel French Awards 2017 Winners
Samuel French revealed the winners of the annual Samuel French Awards 2017 at a private New York event.
Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau and the writing team Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen were awarded.
“Samuel French has a tradition of proudly celebrating those who make theatre happen,” said Nathan Collins, president of Samuel French, “We are thrilled to acknowledge the work of Ken, Dominique, Chris, and Nathan with the Samuel French Awards this year.
"Each of their contributions to the theatre have made a direct impact on artists, students, and audiences across the country.
"We are pleased to recognise their talents and roles in our community.”
Ken Ludwig received the Award for Sustained Excellence in American Theatre, along with an additional donation made to the McCarter Theatre on behalf of him.
Morisseau won the Award for Impact & Activism in the Theatre Community, reserved for people who have made a significant effect on theatre community.
Miller and Tysen received the Next Step Award, for emerging playwrights, composers or lyricists who have shown a significant display of talent.
In other news the UK Theatre Award winners were announced.
The winners of best play and best performance in a play were Gemma Bodinetz for the repertory season at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Joseph Millson for THE ROVER, a Royal Shakespeare Company production respectively.
Samuel French was born in the early 19th Century and began publishing French’s American Drama in the mid 1800’s in New York.
He went on to publish American dramas which encouraged the growth of the amateur theatre movement in New York.
From the 1940s to present day the institution has continued to grow. The name has now become a mainstay of American Theatre.Tags: