Congratulations to Mia Katigbak, Rehana Lew Mirza, and NAATCO!

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Last May 23, 2016 The Lilly Awards honored extraordinary contributions in American Theater by women including National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak and Ma-Yi Writers Lab member Rehana Lew Mirza.

The Obie Awards were created by Jerry Tallmer in 1955, soon after the first publication of the paper, to publicly acknowledge and encourage the growing Off-Broadway theatre movement. Just as they are today, the Obies were purposely structured with informal categories, to recognize persons and productions worthy of distinction in each theatre season. The Obie Awards are an important part of the long history of championing Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.

The Obies have become a theatrical tradition, a meaningful way of acknowledging the best of Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. This list of actors, directors, writers, and designers whose careers were launched at the Obies is a Who’s Who of theatre. The categories for the awards change almost annually, but the spirit remains the same. The Obie Awards continue to salute a theatrical movement that’s as important, vibrant, and dynamic as it was in 1955.

About Mia

MIA KATIGBAK (Vera) NYC: I’ll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr); Dear Elizabeth (Women’s Project); Awake & Sing! NAATCO (Obie); Washeteria  (Soho Rep); A Beautiful Day…Great Lakes (New Georges/Women’s Project); Scenes from a Marriage (NYTW). Other NYC: Public Theater, Foundry, Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb. Regional: Berkeley Rep (CA), Swine Palace (LA), Guthrie (MN). International: Manila, Philippines; Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Film: I Smile Back, Clutter, Slow Jam King. TV: “The Family,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Chicago PD,” “Conviction.” Artistic Producing Director and co-founder, NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company). Founding director, CAATA (Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists).  BA, Barnard College; MA, Columbia University.