May 19, 2014
This Depression-era working-class mom will keep her family together and alive at any cost. She micro-manages both her dinner table and her children's lives with the cold precision of a lioness. For her fierce, meticulous performance in the classic role of a take-no-prisoners matriarch, in the National Asian-American Theatre Company's Awake and Sing!, the judges have awarded an Obie to MIA KATIGBAK.
Thank You to the Excellent Company
This honor would not have been possible without you.
Peter Kim (associate producer) and Stephen Brown-Fried (director), who brought the project to NAATCO.
A stellar cast: Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Teresa Avia Lim, Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari, Henry Yuk.
The super designers: Anshuman Bhatia (set), Moria Sine Clinton (costumes), Gina Scherr (lights), Toby Algya (sound), Barrett Brown-Fried (postcard) and our impeccable dialect coach, Charley Layton.
A top-notch stage management team: David Beller and Belén Ferrer and the best production assistants: Sarah Anderson, Gage Holcomb, Wan Zhao.
And thank you Stephanie Johnson, Michael G. Chin, David Gersten, and Michael Minn for your incredible efforts.
The Acceptance Speech
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