The Gary Lee Maker Award is intended for the mostly unrecognized supporter – the sort of person every theater wants in its audience — one who laughs freely, applauds enthusiastically, speaks well of theatre and its practitioners, gives a supportive word or a sympathetic ear to theater artists, and in general gives a return to the art worth many times the price of a ticket.
Each year, all professional Washington area theatre companies will be asked to nominate one person from among their constituents in a simple open ended question or two.
The Gary Lee Maker Awards Committee then selects the final recipient.
The presentation will be made in front of an audience of the nominating company at the start of the season.
The recipient receives the Gary Lee Maker Award, an original work of art commissioned from Teddie Hathaway, along with a year’s subscription to the nominating theatre company.