Tony Winner Judith Light Among Honorees at TAG's 2012 Research in Action Awards
06 Dec 2012
Treatment Action Group, an independent AIDS research organization, will honor Tony Award winner Judith Light at its 16th annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA) Dec. 9 at 404NYC.
"Today" news anchor Jenna Wolfe will host the ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 6 PM.
The annual event honors "activists, scientists, philanthropists and creative artists who have made extraordinary contributions in the fight against AIDS," according to TAG. "RIAA is a fundraiser to support TAG's programs, and provides a forum to honor heroes of the epidemic. This year marks the 20th anniversary of TAG's founding."
Light will be presented with the TAG Award by Scott Campbell, executive director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The actress is being recognized for her involvement as an LGBT-rights activist.
Other honorees include Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Jon Cohen and Dr. Paul Farmer.
Light, who will be seen in Broadway's upcoming The Assembled Parties, is a 2012 Tony Award winner for her performance in Other Desert Cities. She was Tony-nominated for her work in Lombardi and has also appeared on Broadway in Herzl and A Doll's House.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.