Connecting, Supporting, and Advocating for America's Theatres – Since 1925
What is The National Theatre Conference?
Founded in 1925, The National Theatre Conference is a not-for-profit organization made up of distinguished members of the American Theatre Community. The several purposes of the National Theatre Conference are:
To explore the means of best serving the interests of the American Theatre, and to initiate, encourage, and support projects of value and significance with a view to strengthening and broadening the influence of theatre in our country.
To bring the membership together at least once a year in a spirit of mutual helpfulness for the interchange of aims and ideals, and for the discussion of common problems and interests.
To provide, at its annual meeting, opportunities for the membership to hear the views of outstanding personalities in the theatre and to observe demonstrations of various techniques in order that the membership may profit thereby.
Each year the Conference honors excellence in the profession by honoring outstanding theaters and artists through the presentation of several Awards:
The NTC Person(s) of the Year Award
The Outstanding Theatre Award
The Paul Green Award
The Emerging Professional Artist Award
The Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award
THE 2021 AWARD WINNERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
TONY AWARD WINNER KENNY LEON IS PERSON OF THE YEAR
MIXED BLOOD THEATRE IS THE OUTSTANDING THEATRE
SANAZ TOOSSI WINS THE STAVIS PLAYWRITING AWARD FOR WISH YOU WERE HERE MIRANDA HAYMON RECEIVES THE PAUL GREEN AWARD
ANNA ROBINSON RECEIVES THE EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
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