By Andrew Gans
05 Jun 2013
Eisenhauer, the Tony Award-winning lighting designer and nominee for Lucky Guy, will receive the Ruth Morley Design Award presented by Anna Deavere Smith; Malina, founder of The Living Theatre, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Mark Russell, artistic director-producer of Under the Radar at The Public Theater; Katigbak, artistic producing director and co-founder of NAATCO, will be presented with the LPTW Lucille Lortel Award and accompanying grant; and Marinaccio, founder and artistic director of Girl Be Heard, will be presented with the Lucille Lortel Women’s Visionary Award.
The Ruth Morley Design Award was initiated in 1998 in honor of costume designer Ruth Morley, one of the leading designers for theatre and film who also served on the LPTW Board of Directors. In April 1999 the LPTW received a bequest from the Lucille Lortel estate to establish a fund that would annually provide a grant to an aspiring woman in any discipline of theatre who demonstrates creative promise and deserves recognition and encouragement.
Kristine Nielsen, a 2013 Tony nominee, is the celebrity chair of the auction.