Congratulations to HUMAN RITES!

We are thrilled and honored that Seth Rozin’s HUMAN RITES received the Brown Martin Philadelphia Award at this year’s Barrymore Awards!

About the Award:

The Brown Martin Philadelphia Award is awarded annually to a production that best leads audiences to a better understanding of the unique experience of particular segments of our global community. Through their accurate and insightful representation of perspectives unique to gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and other categories of specialized experience, these productions enlighten us and help us to better appreciate different points of view without demanding that we agree with them. Generously funded by the Virginia Brown Martin Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, this special Barrymore Award includes a $25,000 cash prize for the recipient and $2,500 for each finalist.


And kudos to all the other award winners, including our friends at Azuka Theatre, The Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical - Emma Goidel’s THE GAP;

Tribe of Fools, The June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre Company;

InterAct graphic designer and lighting-designer-about-town Maria Shaplin, Outstanding Lighting Design, THE WILD DUCK, Quintessence Theatre Company;

And our dear friend Paul Meshejian of PlayPenn received a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.

See the full list of awardees and nominees.