InterAct's production of Michael Whistler's LITTLE LAMB has been awarded the 2008/2009 Brown Martin Philadelphia Award. The official announcement was made last month at the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia's press conference revealing this year's Barrymore Award nominations.
Established in 2007, the award honors those plays that best lead audiences to a better understanding of the unique experiences that make up our diverse global community. The award is named in honor of Virginia Brown Martin, who was well-known as a lover and supporter of Philadelphia's theatre community. InterAct was also a recipient of one of two inagural awards given last year for its production of Larry Loebell's HOUSE, DIVIDED.
The Brown Martin Philadelphia Award carries with it a significant monetary prize to support a continued focus on producing plays that help us better appreciate unique points of view, and heal the divisiveness that springs from intolerance and fear. InterAct's co-recipient for this year's award was Arden Theatre Company's production of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner. In 2007/2008, the second award went to Bristol Riverside Theatre for its production of WELCOME HOME, MARIAN ANDERSON by Vanessa Shaw.
InterAct shares all congratulations with Micheal Whistler and the entire cast and crew of LITTLE LAMB for their invaluable input and support of the production.