8:37 pm Horton Foote has won an Obie for playwriting for Dividing the Estate (Primary Stages). Horton, 92, is in California and has asked director Michael Wilson to accept on his behalf. Wilson says the Voice has made Horton a “very happy playwright” because, though he has won two Oscars, most famously for his screenplay of To Kill a Mockingbird, and a Pulitzer Prize, this is his very first Obie.
8:36 pm Melchior presents an Obie to Peter Ksander for his set for Untitled Mars (This Title May Change) (P.S.122).
8:32 pm Director David Cromer has won an Obie for Adding Machine (Minetta Lane Theatre).
8:31 pm Presenter S. Epatha Merkerson warns us she’s having hot flashes!
8:30 pm Kate Mulgrew says of the Obie committee, “I have never met you. I don’t know who you are. But I want you all to know this: I like you all enormously.”
8:28 pm Kate Mulgrew has won an Obie for her performance as Clytemnestra in Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature Theatre)
8:27 pm Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp introduce presenters Melchior (er, we mean Jonathan Groff) and S. Epatha Merkerson.
8:26 pm The hip downtown gang of the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma has won an Obie for the “effervescent results” of their idiosyncratic production No Dice (Soho Rep).
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 19, 2008