2014 Obie Awards: Fun Home, Estelle Parsons, Branden Jacobs-Jenkens

Michael Cerveris and Sydney Lucas as Dad and Small Alison

Michael Cerveris and Sydney Lucas as Dad and Small Alison

ObieAwardslogoBranden Jacobs-Jenkins won the best new American play Obie for both “Appropriate” and “An Octoroon”, and Sydney Lucas became the youngest recipient ever of a performance award for her role in “Fun Home” the musical at the Public Theater that was recognized several times during the 59th Annual Obie Awards last night. Estelle Parsons was given a lifetime achievement award.

The complete list of winners:

Performance

MARYLOUISE BURKE
sustained excellence of performance

JOHANNA DAY
Appropriate (Signature)

JOHN ELLISON CONLEE
The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons)

K. TODD FREEMAN
Fetch Clay, Make Man (NYTW)

JOHN EARL JELKS
Sunset Baby (Labyrinth) / Fetch Clay, Make Man (NYTW)

MIA KATIGBAK
Awake and Sing (NAATCO)

SYDNEY LUCAS
Fun Home (Public Theater)

CHRIS MYERS
An Octoroon (SoHo Rep)

LARRY PINE
A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney (SoHo Rep)

Playwriting

WILL ENO
The Open House (Signature)

Musical Theater

LISA KRON (author), JEANINE TESORI (composer), and SAM GOLD (director)
Fun Home (Public Theater)

Direction

JAMES MACDONALD
Love and Information (NYTW)

OLIVER BUTLER
The Open House (Signature)

LIESL TOMMY
Appropriate (Signature)

Design/Music

BEN RUBIN
(projections), Arguendo (Elevator Repair Service @ Public Theater)

EMMANUEL BROWN and SONYA TAYEH
(fight direction and choreography) Kung Fu (Signature)

ERIC SOUTHERN
(lighting design), The Correspondent (Rattlestick)

JUSTIN TOWNSEND
Sustained excellence of lighting design

Special Citations

MALLORY CATLETT
This Was the End (Chocolate Factory)

HEATHER CHRISTIAN (music), JIYOUN CHANG (lighting) and HANNAH WASILESKI (projections)
The World Is Round (Ripe Time @ BAM Fisher)

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER and LUCY THURBER
The Hill Town Plays

The Ross Wetzsteon Award

ABRONS ARTS CENTER

Grants

600 HIGHWAYMEN

48 HOURS IN HARLEM

Best New American Play

BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS
Appropriate (Signature) and An Octoroon (SoHo Rep)

 Lifetime Achievement Award

Estelle Parsons

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Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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