2022 Special Awards

The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play goes to two groundbreaking plays. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by The Black List.

  • Tambo & Bones by Dave Harris
  • Clean/Espejos by Christine Quintana

The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in Theatre:

  • Center Theatre Group

The Milton Katselas Award for distinguished achievement in direction. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Nederlander Organization/Broadway in Hollywood.

  • Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community:

  • The SB1116 California Coalition led by Martha Demson (Open Fist Theatre Company), Beatrice Casagran (Ophelia’s Jump Productions), Vanessa Stewart (writer, producer, actor), Emmanuel Deleage (Casa0101), Teri Ball (Center Stage Theater), and Leo Marks (actor, activist). Their efforts resulted in the 2022 passage and signing of the California law (authored and carried by Senator Anthony Portantino) which establishes the Equitable Payroll Fund, a grant program that supports small nonprofit performing arts organizations by providing substantial reimbursements of payroll expenses.