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Richard E. Sherwood Award

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Address: Music Center Annex, 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Notes: Since 1996, nineteen artists have received the $10,000 Sherwood Award, which was established in memory of Richard E. Sherwood as an endowed fund to support innovative, adventurous theatre artists working in Los Angeles.

This past January, lighting designer, Pablo Santiago, was presented with the 2017 Sherwood Award at the annual Ovation Awards ceremony, which recognizes excellence in theatrical performance, production and design in the Greater Los Angeles Area and are produced by LA STAGE Alliance. Three finalists are announced prior to the Ovation Awards and all three Finalists are celebrated leading up to the Award Announcement, allowing each Finalist more involvement with Center Theatre Group’s initiatives. An honorarium of $2,000 is awarded to each of the two remaining finalists. Please note that artists can only be eligible for the Finalist Honorarium for two consecutive years, after which they must wait one calendar year before reapplying.

There will be two information sessions highly recommended for interested applicants with the Sherwood Artistic Program Coordinator, Miranda Wright and the Sherwood Award Fellow, Diana Sanchez. The information sessions will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 am (RSVP byWednesday, May 10 at 6 pm) and Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm (RSVP by Thursday, May 18 at 6 pm) at the Center Theatre Group offices at the Music Center Annex, 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. To RSVP, please email

Preferred Genre: All genres   Preferred Length: Full-length
Submission Materials: Application, letter of recommendation, CV, 10 pg. work sample
Submission Fee: No   Agent Only: No


June 5
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