Theatre de la Jeune Lune receives Regional Theatre Tony Award®
Published May 10, 2005
The American Theatre Wing’s 59th annual Tony Awards has bestowed the Regional Theatre Tony Award on Theatre de la Jeune Lune of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In addition to the 25 competitive categories of the Tony Awards, there are three varieties of special honors that the Tony Awards Administration Committee may bestow on deserving individuals or institutions including the Regional Theatre Tony Award. This award, which was instituted in 1976, honors a regional theatre company that has displayed a continuous level of artistic achievement contributing to the growth of theatre nationally.
“This is an extraordinary recognition of the work of Jeune Lune,” said Producing Director Steve Richardson, “we share this with all the artists and friends who have supported our vision and made that work possible.”
About the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® are the American theatre’s most coveted honor. The Tony Awards are presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.
About Theatre de la Jeune Lune
Theatre de la Jeune Lune is located at 105 N. First St. Minneapolis. For over twenty-five years, Theatre de la Jeune Lune has been led by Barbra Berlovitz, Vincent Gracieux, Robert Rosen, and Dominique Serrand. Steven Epp joined the Company as an Artistic Associate in 1983 and was asked to join the founders as co-Artistic Director in 2001. This extraordinary partnership has produced a body of work remarkable for its strong and consistent artistic vision.
Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer will open locally June 10th. After its successful runs in Boston, Louisville and Minneapolis, The Miser will travel to southern California this fall for a run at the La Jolla Playhouse. Later this spring, Dominique Serrand, Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Sarah Agnew will again travel to American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA to create a new adaptation of Kafka’s first novel, Amerika. Continuing our relationship with A.R.T., our production of Carmen will be presented there in September.
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