Participants in the symposium, which explored "the impressive number of plays presented during the 2008-2009 season," were Annie Baker (Body Awareness), Marcia Gay Harden (Veronica in God of Carnage), Condola Rashad (Sophie in Ruined), Geoffrey Rush (King Berenger in Exit the King) and Bill Irwin (Vladimir in Waiting for Godot). Elysa Gardner, theatre critic for USA Today, served as moderator. Here is a look at the event:
Drama Desk's The Play's the Thing Panel
The Drama Desk, organized in 1949, presented its first awards in 1955. It is the only theatre organization whose awards are competitive in the same categories for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and not-for-profit theatre productions.