Here are Your 2014 Obie Awards Winners

Here are Your 2014 Obie Awards Winners

The Village Voice presented its 59th annual Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, at a ceremony on Monday, May 19 at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village.

The festivities were co-hosted by Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater. Among the presenters: Betsy Aidem, Harvey Fierstein, Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl, David Bar Katz, Cristin Milioti, Kelli O’Hara, Lily Rabe and Stephen Trask.


Marylouise Burke Sustained Excellence of Performance

John Ellison Conlee The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons)

Johanna Day Appropriate (Signature)

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.)


Will Eno The Open House (Signature)

Musical Theater

Lisa Kron (author), Jeanine Tesori (composer), and Sam Gold (director) Fun Home (Public Theater)


James Macdonald Love and Information (NYTW)

Oliver Butler The Open House (Signature)

Liesl Tommy Appropriate (Signature)


Ben Rubin (projections) Arguendo (Elevator Repair Service at the 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 at BAM Fisher)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Lucy Thurber The Hill Town Plays

The Ross Wetzsteon Award*

Abrons Arts Center (

Obie 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

Judges: Michael Feingold (chairman), Kirsten Childs, Nicky Paraiso, Tonya Pinkins, Michael Sommers, Rick Sordelet

* Cash award