Florencia Lozano to Host Theatre Women Awards Tonight at The TimesCenter

Florencia Lozano to Host Theatre Women Awards Tonight at The TimesCenter

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents) will present the 2018 Theatre Women Awards at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues) on Friday, March 16 beginning at 6pm. Tickets ($85-$250) are available for advance purchase at www.theatrewomen.org.

The League of Professional Theatre Women's annual Theatre Women Awards are the only awards dedicated to honoring the theatrical work of women and their contributions to the field, across all disciplines.

Florencia Lozano will replace the previously announced Theresa Rebeck as host, with awards presented to actress Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Jocelyn Bioh), directorAdrienne Campbell-Holt (LPTW Lucille Lortel Award presented by Ceila Keenan-Bolger), drama critic Linda Winer (LPTW Special Award presented by Roma Torre), director Emily Joy Weiner (Josephine Abady Award presented by Karen Kandel), playwright Rohina Malik (Lee Reynolds Award presented by Marshall Jones III and Wayne Maugans), and sound designer Cricket S. Myers (Ruth Morley Award presented by Shelley Butler).

Florencia Lozano (Host) is an actor, writer and performance artist. Theatre credits include: And She Would Stand Like This (Movement Theatre Co), Winners (EST), Lady Macduff in Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park), Placebo (Playwrights' Horizons), Privelage (Second Stage), Last Easter (MCC), Where's My Money? (MTC/LAB), Dirty Story (LAB), Right You Are... (National Actors' Theatre), Mimesophobia (SPF). TV credits include: Gossip Girl, Blue Bloods, Ugly Betty, Law & Order SVU & CI, The Mysteries of Laura, Madame Secretary, Kevin Can Wait, The Blacklist and the upcoming NBC pilot, Enemy Within. She played Claudia Messina in Netflix's NARCOS and Tea Delgado on ABC's One Life to Live. Films include: Amy Makes Three, Faraway Eyes,The Ministers, Perfect Stranger, and Veronika Decides to Die. Florencia is one of the original members of the LAByrinth Theater Company and currently serves as LAB's Literary Manager. A play she wrote, underneathmybed, was produced at the Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre and won HOLA's (Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors) Best New Play Award in 2010. Her play, BUSTED, was produced by Rising Phoenix at CINO nights and her new play, girl in window, is currently in development. Florencia got her MFA at NYU's Graduate Acting Program and her BA at Brown University where she studied Comparative Literature.

The League of Professional Theatre Women (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization) has been championing women and leading the gender parity conversation in the professional theatre for over 35 years. Since its founding, the LPTW's membership has grown to 500+ members of theatre artists and practitioners of all backgrounds, across multiple disciplines, working in the commercial and non-profit sectors. To increase visibility of and opportunities for women in the field, the LPTW spearheads events, public programming, advocacy initiatives, media, and publications that celebrate industry luminaries, preserve the legacy of historic visionaries, raise awareness of the importance of nurturing women's voices, and shine a spotlight on the imperative of striving for gender parity and fostering a diversity of expression, both in the theatre world and the world at large. To find out more about how you can support its endeavors, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.

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