Uta Hagen Award Recognizing Female Acting Teachers
The Uta Hagen Award
The College of Fellows of the American Theatre Uta Hagen Award will be given at the American College Theatre Festival in celebration of Uta Hagen at 100 and the 2020 centennial of the women’s vote.
2019 marks the centennial of the iconic American actor-teacher Uta Hagen’s birth in June 1919. Throughout the year HB Studio is honoring Miss Hagen’s legacy through a series of special activities, classes, workshops and public events. Activities will take place at HB Studio — the working home where Uta Hagen honed her methods and mentored 7 generations of artists and teachers — as well as throughout New York City, Montauk and beyond, culminating in a Gala Tribute in June 2019.
The Award will be presented at the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships Auditions in the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center on April 19, and as part of the centennial celebration of the 2020 ONE WOMAN ONE VOTE Festival.
The award was created by Fellow (2020 OWOV Festival co-director) Bonnie Nelson Schwartz in collaboration with the College and HB Studio to recognize female teachers of acting at the college or university level at a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival-affiliated school. Preference has been given to mid-career candidates who are distinguished as full- or part-time teachers of acting and distinguished as working actors.
Read more about Uta Hagen, actor/teacher on the HG Studio website.