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Women In Theatre Rolls Out the 8th Annual Red Carpet Awards

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Honoring Distinguished Service to the Theatrical Arts in the Greater Los Angeles Community

Women In Theatre is proud to announce the 2011 Women In Theatre Red Carpet Award Winners. The 2011 Red Carpet Awards luncheon will be held Saturday, October 22 at Castaways Restaurant in Burbank, 12:00 – 2:30pm. Doors open for the Reception Area at 11am, a Cash Bar and SILENT AUCTION are held prior to the event, benefiting WIT Outreach programming. Program begins at 12pm - Music/Luncheon/Awards – There will be one 20 minute intermission. Cost is $75 postmarked before October 16 and $80 at the door, as space permits. Tickets may be purchased by check to Women In Theatre, and mailed to 11684 Ventura Blvd., Suite 444 • Studio City, CA 91604. Castaways Restaurant, Mountain View Room, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank, California 91501. Info: 818-763-5222 and

The Red Carpet Awards highlight the month of October as the U.S. National Arts and Humanities month. This recognition also allows us to focus on the outstanding work being supported in Los Angeles, honoring groups and individuals for their artistry, creativity and passion for the performing arts. The Red Carpet represents the excitement of a special event while symbolizing the highest degree of hospitality. Join us as we illuminate creative efforts and inspired dedication to the arts.

We are proud to honor this varied list of 2011 Red Carpet Award recipients, each profoundly committed to deeply rooted craft and artistry, inspiring our community here and abroad" said Carol Kiernanm Convey, President emertius

Please join us Saturday October 22, for the 2011 Women In Theatre Red Carpet Awards.


WIT Lifetime Achievement Award
Debbie Reynolds
Actress, Entertainer, Philanthropist

WIT Theatrical Champion Award
Lee Melville
Currently editor-in-chief of LA Stage Times; Former editor-in-chief of Drama-Logue; theatre critic;

WIT Humanitarian Award
Lee Meriwether
Actor, Artist Advocate


24th Street Theatre
Artistic Director Debbie Devine & Managing Director Jay McAdams; Blending professional productions with world class artistry, education and bi-lingual arts development.

Academy of New Musical Theatre
Executive Director Scott Guy and Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry; Creating new musicals for tomorrow’s audiences.

Bootleg Theater
Artistic Director Alicia Adams & Producing & Managing Director Jessica Hanna; Home to artists of theatre, dance, music and film

Cornerstone Theater Company
Co-Founders Alison Carey and Bill Rauch with Artistic Director Michael John Garces; Celebrating the 25th Anniversary in 2011.

Los Angeles Dream Shapers
A non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes artists across a wide variety of artistic disciplines

Greenway Arts Alliance
Co-Founders Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz; Creating a bridge for High School arts and education

Victory Theatre
Co-Founders Maria Gobetti & Tom Ormeny; Celebrating the 30th Anniversary at the Victory Theatre

Vox Femina Los Angeles
Founders Dr. Iris S. Levine; Female choral group giving voice to a myriad of Women’s issues.


Nona Daly & Peggy Holmes
Volunteers at Long Beach Playhouse totaling 50 years

Suzanne Lummis
California playwright, poet, teacher; 22 year Director LA Poetry Festival; UCLA Extension Writers Program

Penny Moore
Director and Producer; Actors Repertory and Actors Group Theatre

Trish Ostroski
Writer, Reviewer, Arts Advocate


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