Orange Is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner Among Collaboration Award Winners

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The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition will celebrate the winners in March.
Alysia Reiner Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition will present the 2019 Collaboration Awards, recognizing women who collaborate to create new and influential work, March 30 at the SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd St. The gala will be held on International SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now), along with numerous celebrations around the world supporting women artists.

SAG and Obie-winning actor and producer Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) and her collaborative team on the film Egg—director Marianna Palka, screenwriter Risa Mickenberg, and co-producers Michele Ganeless and David Alan Basche (the one honorable mention)—will be awarded the first Acclaimed Collaboration Award for a project with greater renown and visibility.


The 6th Biennial Collaboration Award winners are playwright Deborah Yarchun and director Jess Chayes for their play Preservation. The Coalition will also award the first Student Collaboration Award to the documentary Bread Machine, by Shelby Hougui and Julia De Santis, two students from SVA’s Film and Animation Department, the first Academic Affiliate of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.

Awarded every third year, the Collaboration Awards encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of new work. For a complete list of honorees and gala ticket information, visit

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