Thursday, September 29, 2005

Guild theate committee awards

I was going to write this up myself, but The Stage has beaten me to it - the first winners of the Guild's Awards for Exceptional Encouragement of New Writing.
National Youth Music Theatre artistic director Jeremy James Taylor, Lorrie Sheehy from First Look Independent Productions, Richard Lee, director of Alec French Architects and Traverse Theatre’s literary manager Katherine Mendelsohn all picked up the accolades for supporting new work.

David James, chair of the union’s theatre committee, congratulated all the winners at an informal ceremony held at the Old Vic. He said: “So much of what we do is focused on battling the negative, we put this together because we wanted to celebrate something positive.”

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