photos from the 2nd annual relentless award celebration

On March 26, 2017, a celebration and reading in honor of The 2016 Relentless Award-Winner, Aleshea Harris, was held at The Cherry Lane Theater.

Executive Director David Bar Katz and Director of Creative Development Laura Ramadei also presented awards to Relentless Award finalists, Jorge Ignacio Cortinas and Max Posner and Relentless Award Semifinalists, Dipika Guha, Kate Tarker, David Jacoby, Celine Song, Dave Harris.

Billy Crudup and Ellen Burstyn both spoke in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who the Relentless Award is dedicated to, and Lucy Alibar spoke in honor of Ed Vassalo who the Relentless Award Reading Series is named for.

Photos by Hunter Canning.

 

 

Billy Crudup spoke in honor of Philip SeymourHoffman to whom the Relentless Award is dedicated.Ellen Burstyn spoke in honor of Philip SeymourHoffman to whom the Relentless Award is dedicated.Executive Director David Bar Katz, Director of Creative Development Laura Ramadei, and the 2016 Relentless Award-Winner, Aleshea Harris (for her play 'Is God Is').An excerpt reading of the winning play 'Is God Is', directed by Taibi Magar (not pictured), featuring (L to R) Jessica Frances Dukes, Jasmine Hughes and Maechi Aharanwa. Emily Simoness and Michael ChernusSelect Members of the Relentless Award Subcommittee: Sathya Sridharan, Quinn Corbin, Ronald Peet, Laura Been, Josh Boerman, Anna O'Donoghue, Akyiaa Wilson, Laura Ramadei, Sanford Wilson, Emily Rubin, Brett Aresco, Cleo Gray and Briana Pozner.Director of Creative Development Laura Ramadei and Executive Director David Bar KatzThe Relentless Award Semifinalists: Dave Harris, Celine Song, David Jacobi, Kate TarkerBoard member Judd BursteinLucy Alibar spoke in honor of Ed Vassalo for whom the Relentless AwardReading Series is named.Board member (chair) Jeffrey A. Horwitz<>11 - 11

photos from the 1st annual relentless award celebration

On February 29, 2016, a celebration and reading in honor of The 2015 Relentless Award-Winners, Sarah DeLappe and Clare Barron; as well as the Finalists, and Semifinalists, was held at The Cherry Lane Theater. Photos by Hunter Canning.

Artistic Advisor, Yul VazquezExecutive Director, David Bar Katz, and Director of Creative Development, Laura RamadeiSam Rockwell, talking about working with Philip Seymour Hoffman.Selection Committee Member, Eric BogosianSelection Committee Member Eric Bogosian presents Clare Barron with the 2015 Relentless Award for her script, 'Dance Nation'Heather Simms and Clare Barron read from her Relentless Award Winning play 'Dance Nation'Selection Committee Member, Lynne NottagePulitzer Prize winner and Relentless Judge Lynn Nottage presents Sarah DeLappe with the 2015 Relentless Award for her script, 'The Wolves'Executive Director, David Bar Katz, Director of Creative Development, Laura Ramadei, present to Select Semifinalist Playwrights: Tearrance Chisholm and Matthew Stephen Smith; and Finalist Playwrights Liza Birkenmeier and Jake JeppsonRelentless Award Selection Committee Members Eric Bogosian and Lynn Nottage, Artistic Advisor Yul Vazquez and Executive Director David Bar KatzLeft to right: Select members of the Relentless Award Subcommittee: Anna O'Donoghue, Joshua David Robinson, Donaldo Prescod, Laura Been, Claire Siebers, Sanford Wilson, Laura Ramadei (Director of Creative Development), Blake DeLong, Quinn Corbin, Josh Boerman, Emily Rubin, Cleo GrayAn excerpt performance of the winning play, 'The Wolves'2015 Relentless Award Winners Sarah DeLappe for 'The Wolves' and Clare Barron for 'Dance Nation'<>13 - 13

 

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