The Active Arts Award, according to press notes, honors "exemplary achievement in the theater arts as well as a commitment to; and support of emerging artists and theater companies." The recipient is determined through a nominating process that includes The Active Theater staff, Board of Directors and respected collaborators. "We are thrilled to present Austin Pendleton with the second annual Active Arts Award," said artistic director Shaw in a statement. "Mr. Pendleton has left an indelible mark on the American theater landscape and, in doing so, has positively influenced the community in which we work and create." Last year’s recipient, Estelle Parsons, is currently on Broadway in Nice Work if You Can Get It.
A ceremony will take place on June 4 at the Active Theater’s Spring Gala at the Whaler Lounge at the Madison Towers Hotel (22 East 38th Street). In addition to the ceremony and tribute, the evening will feature performances from members of The Active Theater, musical entertainment, food and beverages. Proceeds will benefit The Active Theater's upcoming season.
Tickets for The Active Theater’s Spring Gala are $100 and can be purchased at www.TheActiveTheater.com/events.