Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Wins Rosetta LeNoire Award

News   Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Wins Rosetta LeNoire Award
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles has been awarded the 2011 Rosetta LeNoire Award by Actors' Equity Association. The honor will be presented April 8.

The LeNoire Award, according to AEA, "recognizes outstanding artistic contributions to the universality of the human experience in American Theater. The award is given to an individual, theater or producing organization with an exemplary record in the hiring or promotion of ethnic minorities, female actors and actors with disabilities through multi-racial and/or non-traditional casting."

The presentation will take place at the union's Western Regional office in Los Angeles.

In addition to its mission to provide opportunities for actors of color to tackle non-traditional roles, the Shakespeare Center also provides community outreach in the form of "The Will Power to Youth" program, which makes Shakespeare accessible to urban school students.

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