THE DC Theatre Scene
Gary Maker Audience Award
presented to a member of the audience whose love for theatre is an inspiration to all.
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Most art is finished before it ever reaches an audience. A painting, a sculpture, a film is what it is: we, as viewers, add nothing.
But live theatre exists to be experienced. Writers spin their ideas into words and their words into scripts. Designers, directors and performers collaborate for weeks, months, sometimes years to bring their unique interpretations to those words. Yet not until an audience arrives does theatre come to life.
In memory of Gary Lee Maker, a gracious and supportive audience member, DC Theatre Scene recognizes those who are passionate, involved, informed and grounded in their love for theater and lend their time and personal support to encourage audiences and see that theatre in the Washington area not only survives, but thrives.
DC Theatre Scene is proud to present the Gary Lee Maker Award to outstanding individuals from the audience.