1960s Featured Image

The 1960s saw the beginnings of Edward Albee with his first play, The Zoo Story, receiving an Obie. Colleen Dewhurst, Samuel Beckett, and Robert Duvall were just a few who garnered the award, while an up and coming Dustin Hoffman received the Obie for his performance in The Exhaustion of Our Son's Love.


There were no catagories assigned in 1969

  • The Living Theatre


  • Jeff Weiss

    The International Wrestling Match

  • Julie Bovasso

    Gloria & Esperanza

  • Judith Malina


  • Julian Beck


  • Israel Horovitz

    The Honest-to-God Schnozzola

  • Jules Feiffer

    Little Murders

  • Ronald Tavel

    The Boy on the Straight Back Chair

  • Nathan George & Ron O'Neal

    No Place to be Somebody

  • Arlene Rothlein

    The Poor Little Match Girl

  • Theatre Genesis

    Sustained Excellence

  • Open Theatre

    The Serpent

  • Om Theatre


  • Performance Group

    Dionysus in '69

Obies Committee

  • Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Pasolli, Jerry Tallmer, Ross Wetzsteon

Hosts & Presenters


Julie Bovasso