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In the wake of contentions that leadership in the South Florida theater community is not sufficiently diverse or sensitive enough to racial concerns, the Carbonell Awards board of directors has appointed four new members significantly increasing its diversity.
A major overhaul of the Carbonell Awards for excellence in South Florida theater has been unveiled that expands the scope of the program to include a “people’s choice” award and concerted efforts across the board to address diversity.
The complete text of the proposed changes to the Carbonell Awards.
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 …