The Bret Adams and Paul Resich Foundation gave out the 2023 Idea Awards for Theatre December 4 at a private ceremony held at The Players. The evening saw three categories of grants awarded to new voices in playwriting and musical theatre along with the visionary playwrights that inspired them. See photos from the event below.
The Tooth of Time Distinguished Career Award went to Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart), which includes a $25,000 prize.
Jesse Jae Hoon took the Ollie New Play Award, while Grace McLean and the team of Brandy Hoang Collier, Clare Fuyuko Bierman, and Erika Ji both received Vivace Musical Theatre Awards. Each recipient of those honors also receives a $25,000 prize.
All six Idea Award winners also received a stone statuette hand carved by Bruce Ostler.