The Rogue Theatre- Wins the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Award
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New York City holds a special place in the heart of any theatre lover. Many of us saw our first fully professional play on stage in a Broadway house. So, it was fitting that Joe and I traveled to New York City to receive the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Award on behalf of The Rogue Theatre.
We flew in Sunday night and at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, we met with the other nine recipients of the award and several members of the American Theatre Wing staff. We learned that the other regional companies, from Pasadena to Boston, have similar joys and challenges as The Rogue. The discussion was lively and we brought home many ideas that we will develop in the months ahead.
At lunch, we met Patty Gallagher, who took the bus from Washington D.C., where she’s currently working at the Folger Theatre. Then we went to the TV studios of City University of New York, where all ten Artistic Directors taped a show of “Working in the Theatre” with Donna Hanover (the former wife of Rudi Guiliani).
Lucie Arnaz presenting the
National Theatre Company Awards
Next, we headed over to the first floor of the Empire State Building, where there was a cocktail reception and we received our awards. Several members of the American Theatre Wing Board were there, including Lucie Arnaz (who is the head of the award selection committee) and William Ivey Long who is a self-described “fabulously famous costume designer on Broadway.” We talked with both of them and enjoyed further conversations with the other theatre companies.
We rounded out the day with a walk to the Lincoln Center and a visit to the Juilliard School where Joe studied many years ago. The day ended with a lovely meal prepared for us by Rogue Board Member Ellen Bodow (complete with New York cheesecake) and we had a champagne toast to The Rogue.
It was a fantastic day with a lovely ending. We wish all of you could have been there with us, but of course you were in spirit!
Thank you for your partnership and your support which made this very special experience and recognition possible.
Managing and Associate Artistic Director
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The Rogue Theatre’s mission is to create the highest quality theatre possible;
challenging, stretching, and invigorating our community.
LANGUAGE by placing primary value on quality language and literature;
ENSEMBLE by developing performers who seek continuous improvement and creating an academy for training ourselves and emerging theatre artists;
CHALLENGING IDEAS by presenting plays which offer complex and provocative points of view
related to important social, political, and personal issues.