It was also announced that the 2009 Sherwood Award winner, composer Sage Lewis, will present the U.S. premiere of his latest work, the multimedia project Far Away, at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica Dec. 18 at 7 PM as a fulfillment of his award. Far Away was commissioned by TCG and in collaboration with the Cuban youth chorus Coro Diminuto, and will be performed by the acclaimed National Children's Chorus. The Sherwood Award "was created in 1996 to identify and support innovative, adventurous artists in different areas of theatre, and to build, with these artists, a creative relationship with CTG," according to press notes. The award of $10,000 was established as an endowed fund at CTG in memory of the late CTG board member Richard E. Sherwood.
Closs-Farley will also be able to work on her own project as a result of the award. Her L.A. credits include Disney’s Toy Story: The Musical, An Evening Without Monty Python, The Receptionist, Land of the Tigers, James and the Giant Peach and The Projectionist (at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre), among others.
Lewis has worked in theatre as a musical director, composer, solo performance artist, sound designer and producer.