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AMERICAN THEATRE | TDF’s Design-Centered Sharaff Awards Return for In-Individual Fête 


NEW YORK CITY: The TDF Sharaff Awards are returning for his or her first in-person ceremony since 2019 with a celebration on Oct. 7 on the Edison Ballroom. There the late costume designer Fred Voelpel can be honored with the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in costume design, and scenic designer Eugene Lee will obtain the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. Costume designer Dede Ayite can be awarded the TDF/Kitty Leech Younger Grasp Award, and visible artist Michael Curry will obtain the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award.  

“These fantastic awardees had been initially chosen by the committee for the 2020 awards ceremony,” stated Stephen Cabral, director of the TDF costume assortment, in a press release. “Sadly, the pandemic put that and final 12 months’s ceremony on maintain, however we’re thrilled to lastly rejoice these unbelievable artists. We had been very upset to lose Fred Voelpel this previous June. I had been involved with Fred and he was blissful to have been chosen for the award and had been wanting ahead to attending. He can be sorely missed.” 

This 12 months’s award recipients had been chosen by a voting committee that included main members of the theatrical design neighborhood. The committee included Cabral, Gregg Barnes, Suzy Benzinger, Dean Brown, Traci DiGesu, Linda Fisher, Lana Fritz, Jess Goldstein, Rodney Gordon, Allen Lee Hughes, Holly Hynes, Daniel Lawson, Anna Louizos, Katherine Marshall, Mimi Maxmen, David Murin, Sally Ann Parsons, Scott D. Pask, Robert Perdziola, Gregory Poplyk, Carrie Robbins, Alejo Vietti, Patrick Wiley, and David Zinn.

This 12 months’s ceremony will embrace a 15-minute memorial tribute to costume designer Caroline F. Siedle, created by designer Suzy Benzinger. 

TDF (previously often known as Theatre Growth Fund) was based in 1968 as a nonprofit service group with the mission of bringing the facility of the performing arts to everybody. Costume designer Irene Shraff was a famend costume designer identified for her class and a focus to element for each up to date and interval costumes.

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