POSTPONED: 2020 DTSA Booth Award Honoring Mimi Lien

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April 27 @ 6:30 pm
Segal Theater
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Monday, April 27
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Award Ceremony

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served


Set Design by Mimi Lien, AN OCTOROON.
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Sarah Benson. Soho Rep/Theatre for a New Audience, costumes by Wade Laboissonnierre.
Photo by Mimi Lien.

The Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association presents the 2020 Edwin Booth Award to New York designer Mimi Lien. The Edwin Booth Award is given annually by the DTSA to honor a person, organization, or company for their outstanding contribution to the NYC theatre community, and to promote integration of professional and academic theatre.

Mimi Lien designs sets and environments for theatre, dance, and opera. Arriving at set design from a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. She is co-founder of JACK, the inclusion-minded performance space in Brooklyn; sits on the Board of Directors at Soho Rep; and is a core company member of Pig Iron Theatre Company (Philadelphia), where she was recently the lead artist of SUPERTERRANEAN (‘19), the company’s epic piece of “visual theatre.”

Her visual dramaturgy has been central to some of the most celebrated shows in recent NYC history, including Fairview, An Octoroon, Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, John, and Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812. Her work has been recognized with the Obie Award, Hewes Design Award, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Bessie Aware, and the MacArthur Fellowship. Past honorees include Ellen Stewart (‘84), Joseph Papp (‘89), Arthur Miller (‘92), Richard Foreman (‘97), Tony Kushner (‘02), Karen Finley (‘08), The Living Theatre (‘09), Elevator Repair Service (‘14), and Taylor Mac (‘17).

Organized by Nicolas Benacerraf and the DTSA Booth Award Committee:
Jess Applebaum, Stephen Cedars, Sarah Lucie, Dohyun Gracia Shin,
Christine Renee Snyder, and Alison Walls.

In collaboration with the Segal Center.


Mimi Lien. Photo by Alec Duffy.

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