The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announced the winners of the 63rd annual Obie Awards, celebrating Off- and Off-Off Broadway theatre, during a ceremony at Terminal 5 on May 21.
Lap Chi Chu—who recently designed for Suzan-Lori Park’s Father Comes Home From the Wars and Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves—received an award for Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design.
The evening also honored the design team for Theatre for a New Audience's production of He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box. The team includes set designer Christopher Barreca, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Justin Ellington, video designer Austin Switser, and costume designer Montana Levi Blanco.
Sarah Laux was recognized for her costume design for The New Group's production of Jerry Springer - The Opera.
Special citations were also noted for the cast and creative of Yerma at the Park Avenue Armory; those recognized included director Simon Stone, Lizzie Clachan, sets, Alice Babidge, costumes, James Farncombe, lights, Stefan Gregory, sound; and cast members Maureen Beattie, Brendan Cowell, John MacMillan, Billie Piper, Charlotte Randle, and Thalissa Teixeira.
The production team for the 2018 Obie Awards ceremony included artistic supervisor J. Jason Daunter, line producer Eric Cornell, musical supervisor P. Jason Yarcho, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Kai Harada, scenic designer Antje Ellermann, and video designer Adam J. Thompson.
For the full list of winners, visit the Obie Awards website.