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Concerns about race and diversity in South Florida theater – issues that absorbed its leaders’ attention during the pandemic – garnered considerable attention at the 45th Carbonell Awards Monday recognizing excellence. In 10 of the 20 competitive categories, the statues were won by African-Americans, Latinx artists or productions centered on diverse cultural issues.
Winners and Nominees of the 25 Annual Carbonell Awards competitive categories
A significantly corrected list of 2021-22 Carbonell Awards nominations was released Monday encompassing added nominees, removed nominees, substitutions and recalculations from the list distributed locally and nationally last Friday. The full corrected list is in this story.
An array of artists and administrators who have helped build South Florida into a nationally-recognized regional theater hub will receive the Carbonell Awards’ highest honors this fall. Among the recipients: The prized George Abbott Award will go to Michael Tilson Thomas and Barbara and Lawrence R. Stein.
Carbonells name three high school students to receive its Jack Zink Scholarships ; Palm Beach Dramaworks, Darius V. Daughtry and Thinking Cap Theatre kick off play readings on stage and online.
BREAKING NEWS: The 45th annual Carbonell Awards gala has been moved a week to Nov. 7 so as not to conflict with a Celebration of Life scheduled to honor the late South Florida theater legend Jan McArt slated for Nov. 14.
A sign of recovery in theater, the Carbonell Awards have announced a firm date and location for the live resumption of the annual recognition of excellence in South Florida theater. “Theater Prom,” in which artists, patrons and fans annually gather in their finery for the premier socializing reunion of the season, is slated for Nov. 14, at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center/
If Dickens’ opening line in A Tale of Two Cities has become a trite cliché through overuse it has become a painfully accurate truism about theater over the past two years, especially South Florida theater. Crippling loss and inspiring resurrection. Surrender and perseverance. And , now, the Covid threat has reasserted. But looking back on those two years delivers a testament worth celebrating and learning from.
Broad changes to the Carbonell Awards, designed to assuage a theatrical community whose love-hate relationship has exacerbated in recent years, were detailed Monday. Many changes reflect a revised philosophy to reduce the emphasis on head-to-head competition and amplify the existing goal of honoring excellence.
Major changes for the Carbonell Awards honoring excellence in South Florida theater will be unveiled Monday at a town hall meeting live and online will reveal a new team of judges, a new judging process and criteria, new awards, new members of the board of directors, and a new coordinator – much of which feature increased diversity throughout the program.