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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.
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 experience of losing everything to the Cuban revolution, the visceral experience of being oppressed, the experience of leaving your beloved country, those are the hallmarks of the surprisingly effective immersive drama Amparo.
Its creators acknowledge that the drama Amparo has familiar elements, especially the story of a family escaping Cuba and finding success in a new land. But the way the story is designed to surround and immerse patrons so that they see, hear and feel what the characters are undergoing – thereby making a unique connection even for viewers who are not Cuban-American.