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A celebration not a competition. The prevailing message from arts professionals and supporters Monday sought a seismic change in the prevailing philosophy of the Carbonell Awards that recognize excellence in South Florida theater.
It is time for everyone on all sides to put up or shut up. For the past few years, concerns about the Carbonell Awards have grown among many members of the South Florida theater community. The opportunity now is here do something about it. Here’s how.
The Carbonell Awards is taking an intermission on judging shows until fall 2021, using the time to reinvent itself, actively soliciting suggestions from the community and committing to increasing diversity on its board and panels.
Initiatives address the elimination of live theater due to the pandemic and also criticism from theater artists about processes and diversity.
Strong wide-ranging criticism has prompted the Carbonell Awards to begin systemic changes connected to diversity. It also will not consider upcoming productions through early 2021 due to the pandemic. Also three more theaters have left the program.
The 44th Carbonell Awards celebration was unique, not simply because it was online, but because of its acknowledgement of the diversity of the theater community. Honoring excellence for 2019, the awards, which have been quietly accused of not reflecting diversity, pointedly went out of its way to be inclusive in its annual celebration.
Complete listing of nominees and winners of the competitive categories for the 44th annual Carbonell Awards, plus box score statistics
A veteran actress, an acclaimed theater company, a venue executive and a ground-breaking production will be recognized with the Carbonell’s “special awards” when the program is presented online next month. Barbara Bradshaw, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Kelley Shanley and The Amparo …
The virus-delayed 44th annual Carbonell Awards will be presented August 3, but the usually boisterous “Theater Prom” will be held online and include an acknowledgment of the current tumult about racism in America. The virtual pre-recorded program will be released at 7:30 p.m. on the Carbonell’s Facebook page and through the YouTube channel of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The Carbonell Awards 44th annual gala was slated for Monday – and a future date has not been announced – but the organization announced the winners of its 2020 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships.
Amid a backdrop of changes and challenges, the Carbonell Awards nominations were released Tuesday recognizing excellence in South Florida professional theater. Classics, world premieres marked the list for the April 6 ceremony. Palm Beach Dramaworks not only earned the most nominations of any company – 29 in 16 out of 20 categories – but multiple nominations for every single one of its 2019 productions.