New Barrymore Award Design for 25th Anniversary

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Theatre Philadelphia Unveils New Barrymore Award Design for 25th AnniversaryTheatre Philadelphia announced a new design for the Barrymore Award trophy. A collaboration with Sharif Pendleton of Philadelphia Laser and Industrial Design, the brand-new design marks the 25th Anniversary of the Barrymore Awards as well as reflecting the principles of professional theatre in the Greater Philadelphia region.


 Theatre Philadelphia Unveils New Barrymore Award Design for 25th Anniversary

Barymore Award RedesignThe Barrymore Awards honor local artists as well as regional theatre companies while improving public awareness of the city’s growing theatre community. The Barrymore Awards nominators attended more than 100 plays each year throughout the Philadelphia region. The annual award ceremony is a jubilation of the hard work created on local stages.

“We acknowledged an opportunity for this 25th Ceremony to make sure our trophy - a physical representation of the awards and our theatre community - mirrored our values,” says Leigh Goldenberg, Executive Director of Theatre Philadelphia. “We were fortunate to connect with a local artist to put a hand-crafted, thoughtful spin on what an awards trophy could be.”

The Barrymore Awards started in 1995 to acknowledge excellence in professional theater in Philadelphia with more than $92,000 in cash awards to Philadelphia-based theatre artists this year. This season, 118 stage productions spanning 41 professional companies were eligible for award adjudication in the 2018-19 Season. The 2019 Barrymore Nominations reflect 48 productions from 29 professional companies within a 35-mile radius of Center City, Philadelphia.


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