Awards & Winners

Obie Award for Special Citations

Obie Award

Obie Award for Special Citations is one of the awards presented at the annual Obie Awards ceremony.
Obie Award for Special Citations is one of the awards presented at the annual Obie Awards ceremony.

Check all the winners of Obie Award for Special Citations presented under Obie Award since 1956 .

Mallory Catlett

Honored for : This Was The End

Heather Christian, Jiyoun Chang, Hannah Wasileski

Honored for : The World is Round

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Lucy Thurber

Honored for : Scarcity, Ashville, Where We\u2019re Born, Killers and Other Family, Stay
(Nominated as The Hill Town Plays, of which Scarcity, Ashville, Where We're Born, Killers and Other Family, and Stay are a part thereof.)

David Levine, Marsha Ginsberg

Honored for : Habit

Dave Malloy, Rachel Chavkin

Honored for : Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Honored for : Life and Times: Episodes 1-4

Erin Courtney, Ken Rus Schmoll

Honored for : A Map of Virtue

Daniel Kitson

Honored for : It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later

Ethan Lipton + his Orchestra

Honored for : No Place to Go

Young Jean Lee

Honored for : We\u2019re Gonna Die

Ariane Mnouchkine, Théâtre du Soleil

Honored for : Les Ephemeres

Taylor Mac

Honored for : The Lily's Revenge

Hoi Polloi

Honored for : Three Pianos

Philippe Quesne, Gaëtan Vourc’h

Honored for : L'Effet de Serge

Chris Wells

Honored for : The Secret City

Sarah Benson, Louisa Thompson

Honored for : Blasted

David Esbjornson, Christian Camargo

Honored for : Hamlet

Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Honored for : No Dice

David Greenspan

Honored for : The Argument

Daniel Beaty

Honored for : Emergence-See!

Tim Crouch

Honored for : An Oak Tree

Edward Hall, Propeller

Honored for : The Taming of the Shrew

Nikkole Salter, Danai Gurira, Robert O'Hara

Honored for : In the Continuum

Adam Rapp

Honored for : Red Light Winter

Jane Moss, Jon Nakagawa, Ricky Ian Gordon, Doug Varone

Honored for : Orpheus and Euridyce

Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Michael Berresse

Honored for : title of show

Pig Iron Theatre Company

Honored for : Hell Meets Henry Halfway

The New Group

Honored for : Sin (A Cardinal Deposed)

The Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas

Pieter-Dirk Uys

Honored for : Foreign AIDS

Tony Kushner, Jeanine Tesori

Honored for : Caroline, or Change

Soho Repertory Theatre

Honored for : Molly's Dream

The Builders Association, Motiroti

Honored for : Alladeen

Kyle Jarrow, Alex Timbers

Honored for : A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant

Martin Moran

Honored for : The Tricky Part

Brooklyn Academy of Music

(International Programming)

Lisa D'Amour, Katie Pearl, Kathy Randels

Honored for : Nita and Zita

David Greenspan

Honored for : She Stoops to Comedy

Morgan Jenness

(Longtime Support of Playwrights)

John Kani, Winston Ntshona

Honored for : The Island

Erika Munk

(Editorship of Theater)

The Wooster Group

Honored for : To You, The Birdie! (Phèdre)

Ingmar Bergman, Royal Dramatic Theatre

Honored for : The Ghost Sonata

Elaine Stritch

Honored for : Elaine Stritch At Liberty

Daniel MacIvor

Honored for : In on It

Daniel Aukin, Louisa Thompson

Honored for : [sic]

Charles L. Mee

Honored for : Big Love

Les Waters

Honored for : Big Love

Alliance of Resident Theatres New York

(For support of Off-Broadway theater)

Rinde Eckert

Honored for : And God Created Great Whales

Justin Bond, Kenny Mellman

Honored for : Kiki and Herb: Jesus Wept

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Honored for : Lackawanna Blues

Jan Lauwers, Needcompany

Honored for : Morning Song

Joe Mantello, Marc Wolf

Honored for : Another American: Asking and Telling

Jesusa Rodríguez, Liliana Felipe

Honored for : Las Horas de Belen -- A Book of Hours

Bill Talen

Honored for : The Reverend Billy

María Irene Fornés

Honored for : Letters From Cuba

Sarah E. Johnson

Honored for : Lava Love

Peggy Shaw

Honored for : Menopausal Gentleman

Richard Maxwell

Honored for : House

David Cale

Honored for : Lillian

Kim Hughes, Aasif Mandvi

Honored for : Sakina's Restaurant

Ronnie Burkett

Honored for : Tinka's New Dress

Lisa Kron

Honored for : 2.5 Minute Ride

Basil Twist

Honored for : Symphonie Fantastique

Target Margin Theater

Honored for : Mamba's Daughters

Karen Finley

Honored for : The American Chestnut

Roger Guenveur Smith, Marc Anthony Thompson

Honored for : A Huey P. Newton Story

Howard Crabtree

Honored for : Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly

Tap Dogs

Honored for : Tap Dogs

Jeanine Tesori

Honored for : Violet
(music for Violet)

Savion Glover

Honored for : Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
(Choreography and Dance)

Repertorio Español

Honored for : !New Voices!

Michael Greif

Honored for : Rent

Marty Pottenger

Honored for : City Water Tunnel #3

Jonathan Larson

Honored for : Rent

Dael Orlandersmith

Honored for : Beauty's Daughter

Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris

Honored for : One Woman Shoe

Vernel Bagneris, Morten Gunnar Larsen

Honored for : Jelly Roll!

The Five Lesbian Brothers

Honored for : The Secretaries

The New Group

Honored for : Ecstasy

Ain Gordon, David Gordon, Valda Setterfield

Honored for : The Family Business

Ricky Jay

Honored for : Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants

Michael John LaChiusa

Honored for : First Lady Suite, Hello Again

Tom Noonan

Honored for : Wifey

Claudia Shear

Honored for : Blown Sideways Through Life


Honored for : Stomp

Betty Corwin

(New York Public Library Archives)

Ensemble Studio Theatre

(One-Act Play Marathon)

Ariane Mnouchkine

Honored for : Les Atrides

Public Theater

Honored for : Tis Pity She's a Whore
(For the conception and design)

The New York International Festival of the Arts

(For presenting the works of Ingmar Bergman, Tadeusz Kantor, and Eimuntas Nekrosius)

Ron Vawter

Honored for : Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

Jeff Weiss

Honored for : Hot Keys

Gerard Alessandrini

Honored for : Forbidden Broadway

David Gordon

Honored for : The Mysteries and What's So Funny

Anna Deavere Smith

Honored for : Fires in the Mirror

Theater for the New City

Honored for : Stop the War: A Festival for Peace in the Middle East

Lori Seid

(Stage management)

John Kelly

Honored for : Love of a Poet

San Francisco Mime Troupe

Honored for : Seeing Double

Joseph Papp

(For his courageous stand against censorship)

Eric Bogosian

Honored for : Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

Dan Hurlin

Honored for : A Cool Million

Leo Bassi

Honored for : Nero's Last Folly

Dramatists Guild of America

Honored for : Young Playwrights Festival

Janie Geiser

Honored for : Stories From Here

Rachel Rosenthal

Honored for : Rachel's Brain

Tamamatsu Yoshida

Honored for : The Warrior Ant

Paul Zaloom

Honored for : The House of Horror

Elliot Goldenthal

Honored for : Juan Darien
(For music)

Christopher Reeve

(For his courageous work on behalf of Chilean artists)

B. H. Barry

(Sustained Excellence of Stage Combat Choreography)

Judith Malina

Honored for : The Living Theatre Retrospectacle

Great Jones Repertory Company

Honored for : Fragments of a Greek Trilogy

Spalding Gray

Honored for : Swimming to Cambodia

The Roy Hart Theatre

Honored for : Pagliacci

Ekkehard Schall

Honored for : An Evening With Ekkehard Schall

Richard Peaslee

Honored for : The Garden of Earthly Delights
(For the musical score)

Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, Barney Simon

Honored for : Woza Albert!

Jules Weiss, Ann Weiss

(For their tireless devotion to Off and Off-Off Broadway)

Ethyl Eichelberger

Honored for : Lucrezia Borgia

Michael Moschen, Fred Garbo, Bob Berky

Honored for : Foolsfire

The Zagreb theater Company

Honored for : The Liberation of Skopje

Dramatists Play Service

(for its commitment to new work)

Theatre Development Fund

(for its Off-Off-Broadway voucher program)

Poppie Nongena

(The musical performance)

The Mother of Us All

(The musical production)

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

(20th anniversary celebration)

Harvey Fierstein

Honored for : Torch Song Trilogy

JoAnne Akalaitis, Mabou Mines

Honored for : Dead End Kids

Joseph Chaikin, The Winter Project

Honored for : Tourists and Refugees

Bill Irwin

(for his inspired clowning)

Bruce Myers

Honored for : A Dybbuk for Two People

International Centre for Theatre Research

(Actors - For outstanding ensemble performance)

Ellen Stewart, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

(For contribution to the American theatre by the importation of foreign companies)

David Hugh Jones, Richard Nelson

(For innovative programming at the BAM Theatre Company)

Ntozake Shange

(For her adaptation of Mother Courage)

Gordon Chater, Richard Wherrett, Steve J. Spears

Honored for : The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin

Ellen McElduff, JoAnne Akalaitis, David Warrilow

Honored for : Southern Exposure

Tadeusz Kantor

Honored for : Dead Class

New York University Department of French

Honored for : Samuel Beckett Festival

Ain't Misbehavin'

Joseph Dunn, Irja Koljonen

Honored for : Preface

James Lapine

Honored for : Photograph

Jerry Mayer

Honored for : Taud Show

Barbara Garson

Honored for : The Dinosaur Door

Philip Glass

Honored for : Einstein on the Beach

Ping Chong

Honored for : Humboldt's Current

Elizabeth Swados

Honored for : Nightclub Cantata

Carol Oditz, Douglas W. Schmidt, Burl Hash

Honored for : The Crazy Locomotive

Henry Millman, Edward M. Greenberg

Honored for : Domino Courts

Henry Millman, Edward M. Greenberg

Honored for : Comanche Cafe

Santo Loquasto

Honored for : The Comedy of Errors
(sets and costumes)

Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood Jr., Nicholas Dante, Michael Bennett

Honored for : A Chorus Line
(The Creators of A Chorus Line)

Edward Bond

Honored for : Bingo
(In the Yale Repertory Theatre production)

Meredith Monk

Honored for : Quarry

Gordon Rogoff

Honored for : Old Timers' Sexual Symphony

Ralph Lee

Honored for : New York's Village Halloween Parade

Chile, Chile!

Santo Loquasto

Honored for : The Comedy of Errors
(Sets and costumes)

Philip Glass

(Music for Mabou Mines)

Donald L. Brooks

Honored for : The Tempest
(Set design for)

Neil Flanagan

(Distinguished contribution to Off-Off-Broadway theatre)

Morton Lichter

Honored for : Old Timers' Sexual Symphony

Andrei ?erban

Honored for : Fragments of a Greek Trilogy

Royal Shakespeare Company

Honored for : Summerfolk

Charles Ludlam

Honored for : Professor Bedlam's Punch and Judy Show

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Honored for : The British Theatre Season

Robert J. Wilson

Honored for : The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin

San Francisco Mime Troupe

Honored for : The Dragon Lady's Revenge

Meredith Monk

Honored for : Vessel

Orlando Furioso

Richard Foreman, Stanley Silverman

Honored for : Elephant Steps

Gardner Compton, Emile Ardolino

Honored for : Oh! Calcutta!
(Projected media for Oh! Calcutta!)

Andre Gregory

Honored for : Alice in Wonderland

Teatro Campesino

(For creating a workers' theatre to demonstrate the politics of survival)

The Fortune Society

(For expanding public awareness of the problems of the ex-convict and the prison system in America)

Negro Ensemble Company

(For Sustained Excellence in Repertory Theatre and the development of new theatrical talent)

San Francisco Mime Troupe

(For uniting theatre and revolution and grooving in the park)

Tom Sankey

Honored for : The Golden Screw, The Golden Screw
(For conceiving, writing, and performing)

The Second Story Players

(For consistent seriousness of purpose and superior standards of production)

The Open Theater

(For maintaining a laboratory where a company of actors, directors, and playwright confront the limits of contemporary theatre experience)

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

(For presenting a repertory of distinguished Off-Off-Broadway plays to European audiences)

Jeff Weiss

Honored for : That's How the Rent Gets Paid, A Funny Walk Home, And That's How The Rent Gets Paid, A Funny Walk Home
(Joseph Cino Memorial Award, for his plays and for his performances)

Joseph H. Dunn

Honored for : The Automobile Graveyard
(Which brilliantly combines the arts of design, lighting, and staging for audience involvement)

H.M. Koutoukas

(For the style and energy of his assaults on the theatre in both playwrighting and production)

Peter Schumann

(For his Bread and Puppet Theatre, which embodies a courageous and rigorous vision and practice of theatre engaged with its time)

Theatre for Ideas

(For encouraging exploration in dramatic literature and music)

Theater in the Street

(For upholding the tradition of street theatre and reaching out to new English- and Spanish-speaking audiences)

The Paper Bag Players

(for raising the level of children's theatre through intelligence, imagination, and respect for its audiences)

Caffe Cino, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

(for creating opportunities for new playwrights to confront audiences and gain experience of the real theatre)

Judson Memorial Church

(For its sponsorship of experiment and experimenters in the performing arts, through the Judson Poets' Theatre and the Judson Dance Theatre)

Jean Erdman

Honored for : The Coach With Six Insides

Ellis Rabb

(For conceiving and maintaining the Association of Producing Artists (APA))

The Hostage

(For using the best possibilities of Off Broadway to convey the essence of Brendan Behan)

Bernard Frechtman

Honored for : The Blacks
(For his translation of The Blacks)

Hal Holbrook

Honored for : Mark Twain Tonight!

Paul Shyre

Honored for : I Knock at the Door, Pictures in the Hallway, USA
(for bringing O'Casey to Off-Broadway)