Ma-Yi Wins 2018 Obie Award


Ma-Yi Theater Wins an OBIE, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice – The Ross Wetzsteon Award 2018 accepted by Ma-Yi Artistic Producing Director, (above) Ralph B. Peña. We are grateful to our artists and creatives who produced works that attributed to this recognition! Ralph also made a special THANK YOU to former Executive Director,Jorge  Z. Ortoll, during the presentation for his service and direction of the theater. Ralph personally dedicated the award to his departed Life Partner and Best Friend, Damien Bona.


Ma-Yi long-time Advisors Jorge Ortoll and Actress, Ching Valdes Aran, accompany Ralph in acceptance of the Obie Award.

The American Theatre Wing’s President and CEO Heather Hitchens and The Village Voice President and CEO Peter Barbey revealed the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards Monday night. Rajiv Joseph’s Describe the Night,  produced by Atlantic Theater Company, was honored as Best New American Play while Tony Award-nominated and three-time Obie Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 See acceptance speech here


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