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Published: 05/17/2010
CONTACT(s):
Gail Peck, 212-356-8449/917-371-5008, gpeck@allstars.org

2010 Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre honor political theatre artists from across the globe

The Castillo Theatre is holding its twelfth annual Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre on Sunday, May 23 at the Castillo Theatre at 543 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) in New York City at 2:00 p.m.
 
The 2010 honorees include: Melvin Van Peebles, director, actor, novelist and musician; Ruth Maleczech, co-founder and co-artistic director of Mabou Mines; David Diamond, artistic and managing director of the Headlines Theatre, Vancouver, Canada; Carlyle Brown, playwright and actor; the Working Classroom, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the Black Tent Theatre, Tokyo, Japan.
 
The Otto Awards, named after Guatemalan poet and revolutionary Otto René Castillo, recognize the achievement of individuals and theatre companies who conceive, produce and foster the development of innovative and socially challenging theatre. The award itself is an original sculpture created by the noted Brazilian contemporary artist and designer Sheila Goloborotko. Past honorees include: Kathleen Chalfant, Ntozake Shange, Robert Wilson, LAByrinth Theater Company, Douglas Turner Ward, Laurie Anderson, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Steppenwolf Theater and Joseph Chaikin.
 
What: 2010 Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre
 
Who:
Melvin Van Peebles, director, actor, novelist and musician
Ruth Maleczech, co-founder and co-artistic director, Mabou Mines
David Diamond, artistic and managing director of the Headlines Theatre,
Vancouver, Canada
Carlyle Brown, playwright and actor
Working Classroom, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Black Tent Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
 
When: Sunday May 23, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.
 
Where: Castillo Theatre - 543 West 42nd Street, New York City
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)
 
Please RSVP to Gail Peck at 212-356-8449 or 917-371-5008
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