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Off-Broadway's Highest Honor

1966 Award Winners

  • Special Citations
    • Joseph H. Dunn, The Automobile Graveyard
      which brilliantly combines the arts of design, lighting, and staging for audience involvement
    • H.M. Koutoukas
      for the style and energy of his assaults on the theatre in both playwrighting and production
    • Peter Schumann
      for his Bread and Puppet Theatre, which embodies a courageous and rigorous vision and practice of theatre engaged with its time
    • Theatre for Ideas
      for encouraging exploration in dramatic literature and music
    • Theater in the Street
      for upholding the tradition of street theatre and reaching out to new English- and Spanish-speaking audiences
  • Set Design
    • Lindsey Decker, Red Cross
    • Ed Wittstein, Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
  • Obie Committee
    • Albert Bermel, Maria Irene Fornes, Robert Pasolli, Isaiah Shaffer, Michael Smith
  • Distinguished Plays
    • Emanuel Peluso, Good Day
    • Sam Shepard, "Chicago," "Icarus's Mother," and "Red Cross"
  • Distinguished Performances
    • Clarice Blackburn, The Exhaustion of Our Son's Love
    • Mari-Claire Charba, Birdbath
    • Gloria Foster, Medea
    • Sharon Gans, Soon Jack November
    • Frank Langella, "Good Day" and "The White Devil"
    • Michael Lipton, The Trial
    • Kevin O'Connor, Chicago
    • Jess Osuna, "Bugs" and "Veronica"
    • Florence Tarlow, "Istanbul," "Red Cross," and "A Beautiful Day"
    • Douglas Turner Ward, Days of Absence
  • Best Foreign Play
    • No award given
  • Best American Play
    • Ronald Ribman, The Journey of the Fifth Horse
  • Best Actress
    • Jane White, "Coriolanus" and "Love's Labour's Lost"
  • Best Actor
    • Dustin Hoffman, The Exhaustion of Our Son's Love


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