59th Annual Obie Awards

May 19, 2014

The Citation

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.

Photo: Emily Tan for the Village Voice Obies

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