Ellen Stewart International Award

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The new Ellen Stewart International is an Award given to an individual theater artist or theater company whose work promotes social change, and community participation with a particular focus on the engagement of young people. Named for La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, The International award celebrates her remarkable lifetime achievements in the theater and her dedication to creating a world theater which embraces all traditions and cultural identities. Through the theater, countless younger people were inspired by Ellen Stewart as artists and generators of personal and social change.
With the support of the ITI International Theatre Institute, La MaMa New York and Italy, and the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, the recipient of The Ellen Stewart International Award will attend the ITI World Congress, receive an artistic residency at La MaMa Umbria to create a new work, and the financial and production support to present the new work at the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, and subsequently at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York.