The winners of the The 61st Annual Obie Awards were announced on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the awards ceremony at Webster Hall in New York City. Presenters included Danai Gurira '04 (MFA, Acting), whose play Eclipsed was celebrated with performance awards for five of the production's actors.
Congratulations to the following NYU Tisch Alumni who received awards this year!
BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY
Rajiv Joseph ’04 (MFA, Kanbar, Goldberg DDW)
Guards at the Taj
Lucas Hnath ’01 (BFA, Kanbar, Goldberg DDW) / ’02 (MFA, Kanbar, Goldberg DDW)
The Christians and Red Speedo
Rachel Chavkin ’02 (BFA, Drama)
Pascale Armand ’99 (MFA, Acting)
Kaye Voyce ’93 (BFA, Design) / ’94 (MFA, Design)
sustained excellence of costume design
SPECIAL CITATIONS: COLLABORATION
Annie Baker ’03 (BFA, Kanbar, Goldberg DDW), playwright
Mark Barton (lighting) ’93 (BFA, Drama) ’ 03 (MFA, Design)
Mimi Lien (set) ’03 (MFA, Design)
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