Teatro Vivo of Austin Receives Award for Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement from Association for Theatre in Higher Education
August 4, 2017
(From Mario Ramirez, artistic director, Teatro Vivo, at the annual conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
Representando en Vegas! Very honored to announce that Teatro Vivo is the proud recipient of the 2017 Award for Leadership in Community-based Theatre and Civic Engagement from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education! This is completely thanks to everyone who has ever worked with us in the nearly twenty years we've been around. Thank you Rupert and JoAnn for blazing the trail! Honored, humbled, and very grateful to all of you. Muchísimas gracias!
Background about the award, given once a year
In order to honor a high level of commitment and longevity, this award for Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement is reserved for an individual or theatre company that has worked in the field of community-based theatre and civic engagement for a minimum of ten years.
The following is a list of criteria for judging the candidates
1 Innovation of approach
2 Artistic quality
3 Contributions to the field
4 Regional impact
5 Demonstration of community need
6 Depth of civic dialogue
Emphasis may include focusing on individuals or theatres who help facilitate communities in creating theatre that reflects their constituents and/or on those who develop lasting relationships with those communities. Theatre companies that are nominated must have an operating budget of $150,000 or less. The award should not go to an artist already honored in a major way by the mainstream but to an individual or company that does important work but is less well known.