2023 OBIE Awards on the Red Carpet — Photo Journal 


Several cast and creatives from English | Photo: Jason T. Haberman

Dan Meyer
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February 28, 2023 3:05 PM

The best and brightest of Off-Broadway productions from the 2022-2023 season were on hand to celebrate the 2023 OBIE Awards last night. Held at Terminal 5 in Manhattan, the ceremony featured a red carpet prior to an evening of speeches and honors.

Among the night’s big winners, announced earlier in the week, were Sanaz Toossi for English (Best New American Play) and Martyna Majok for Sanctuary City (Playwrighting). Winning for their outstanding performances were On Sugarland duo Stephanie Berry and Lizan Mitchell, Brittany Bradford for Wedding Band, Kara Young for Twelfth Night, and Arturo Luís Soria for Ni Mi Madre. Billy Eugene Jones (On Sugarland, Fat Ham) and Andrea Patterson (Cullud WattahConfederates, Seize the King) were awarded in the Sustained Performance category.

Special citations were handed out this year to the entire cast and creative teams of Fat Ham, headed to Broadway this spring, and English; Heather Christian, Ben Moss, Nick Kourtides, and the musical team of Oratorio For Living Things; Aya Ogawa for The Nosebleed; costume designer Qween Jean (Corsicana, soft., and several others); Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub for their collaboration in the adaptation of As You Like It; Alex Edelman for Just For Us; and Richard Nelson for the completion and producing of The Rhinebeck Panorama. Also of note was Circle Jerk being recognized as a Digital+Virtual+Hybrid Production, along with Russian Troll Farm, and Taxilandia.

Elsewhere, Taylor Reynolds (Tambo & Bones); Awoye Timpo (Wedding Band); and Matt Ray (The Hang) received an award for direction, while Saheem Ali (Fat Ham, Nollywood Dreams) and David Brimmer (Wolf Play) were given a citation for Sustained Achievement in Directing.

Check out photos by Jason T. Haberman from the red carpet below. You can watch the entire ceremony here. For a full list of winners, visit ObieAwards.com

Several cast and creatives from English
Several cast and creatives from Fat Ham
Kara Young
Alex Edelman and Mike Birbiglia
The cast and creative team of Circle Jerk
Kimie Nishikawa, Cha See, and Rodrigo Munoz
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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.