Peggy Eisenhauer, Judith Malina, Mia Katigbak and Ashley Marinaccio Are Honored June 5 By League of Professional Theatre Women
By Andrew Gans
The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization "committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre," recognizes the talents of Peggy Eisenhauer, Judith Malina, Mia Katigbak and Ashley Marinaccio at its 2013 Awards Luncheon June 5 at noon at Sardi’s Restaurant in the Eugenia Room.
Eisenhauer, the Tony Award-winning lighting designer and nominee for Lucky Guy, will receive the Ruth Morley Design Award presented by Anna Deavere Smith; Malina, founder of The Living Theatre, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Mark Russell, artistic director-producer of Under the Radar at the Public Theater; Katigbak, artistic producing director and co-founder of NAATCO, will be presented with the LPTW Lucille Lortel Award and accompanying grant; and Marinaccio, founder and artistic director of Girl Be Heard, will be presented with the Lucille Lortel Women’s Visionary Award.
The Ruth Morley Design Award was initiated in 1998 in honor of costume designer Ruth Morley, one of the leading designers for theatre and film who also served on the LPTW Board of Directors. In April 1999 the LPTW received a bequest from the Lucille Lortel estate to establish a fund that would annually provide a grant to an aspiring woman in any discipline of theatre who demonstrates creative promise and deserves recognition and encouragement.
Kristine Nielsen, a 2013 Tony nominee, is the celebrity chair of the auction.
Sardi’s Restaurant is located at 234 West 44th Street. Tickets to attend the luncheon and awards ceremony are $65 for members, $70 for non-members, and are available by clicking here or by phoning (800) 838-3006, option 1 (use event code 175569).
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