Los Angeles LGBT Center Receives Margaret Harford Award from LA Drama Critics Circle

Los Angeles LGBT Center Receives Margaret Harford Award from LA Drama Critics CircleIn recognition of providing life-enriching productions and performances spanning two decades to LGBT people and their allies, the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has been honored with the Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC). The award will be presented on Monday, March 19, at LADCC's 49th Annual Awards Ceremony at A Noise Within in Glendale.

The Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is the programming division of the Center's Cultural Arts department, which was formed in 1998 following the Center's opening of its $7 million community education and cultural center in Hollywood (known as The Village at Ed Gould Plaza). The Center's Cultural Arts department develops and produces award-winning productions in the Center's two theatres, the 200-seat Renberg and the more intimate Davidson/Valentini. Some of the recent notable productions include The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Hit the Wall, Fool for Love, Blackbird, and most recently, the West Coast premiere of Ike Holter's Exit Strategy.

"Since 1998 we have been driven to produce provocative and evocative performances that open audiences' hearts and minds and spur conversations, but this is just a taste of what the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has in store for the next 20 years," said Center Director of Cultural Arts Jon Imparato. "Thanks to our tireless crews along with talented actors, directors, and writers who give all they've got to every performance, we'll continue to create the very best of local theatre."

Net proceeds from all ticket sales support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Center. For more information about the Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, visit lalgbtcenter.org/theatre. For more information about the 49th Annual LADCC Awards Ceremony on March 19, visit 2018criticsawards.brownpapertickets.com.




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