David Henry Hwang, Hilton Als, Alexis Soloski Among Judges for 56th Annual Obie Awards

News   David Henry Hwang, Hilton Als, Alexis Soloski Among Judges for 56th Annual Obie Awards The Village Voice announced the judges for the 56th annual Village Voice Obie Awards Feb. 10. The awards ceremony will take place May 16 at Webster Hall.

David Henry Hwang
David Henry Hwang Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Obie Awards committee will again be chaired by the paper's chief theatre critic, Michael Feingold. Voice critic Alexis Soloski will join Feingold on the committee, as will four guest judges: The New Yorker critic Hilton Als, three-time Obie Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, Obie Award-winning director Evan Yionoulis, and Theatermania critic and frequent Voice contributor Andy Propst, who will again serve as the committee's secretary.

Information on the ceremony's hosts, presenters and entertainment will be announced shortly.

The awards, founded in 1955 by Voice cultural editor Jerry Tallmer, honor the Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway season. Past recipients include Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, William Hurt, Morgan Freeman, Mos Def, Amy Irving, Kevin Kline, Nathan Lane, Olympia Dukakis, Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, James Earl Jones, Joan Cusack and Harvey Fierstein.

Tickets to the ceremony will be available soon at obies.villagevoice.com.

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