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Four Earn AUDELCO “Viv” Award Nominations

Two alumni and two faculty members were acknowledged for their work in Off-Broadway productions.

Two alumni and two faculty members have been nominated for “The VIV” awards in the 50th anniversary year of the annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre.

The VIV Awards are named after the late Vivian Robinson, who founded AUDELCO in 1973. Short for Audience Development Committee, Inc, AUDELCO is an organization that acknowledges and honors Black Theatre and its artists in New York City. The VIV awards are the only formally established awards presented to the Black theatre community. 

Winners will be announced live on Monday, November 28 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Caleb Eberhardt '12  
Caleb Eberhardt ’12 was nominated for Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Addis in On Sugarland at the New York Theatre Workshop.

On Sugarland, by Aleshea Harris, was directed by Whitney White, and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Alicia Pilgrim '20 at the opening night of I'm Revolting at the Atlantic Theater Company

Alicia Pilgrim ’20 was nominated for Featured Actress in a Play for the role of Plum in the world premiere of Cullud Wattah at The Public Theater.

Cullud Wattah, by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, was directed by Candis C. Jones.

Lecturer of Acting Leon Brown

Lecturer of Acting Leon Addison Brown was nominated for Featured Actor in a Play
for the role of Mr. Cartwright in Soft at the MCC Theater.

Soft, by Donja R. Love, was directed by Whitney White.

Lectuer of Theatre Design/Technology Maruti Evans
Lecturer in Theatre Design/Technology Maruti Evans was nominated for Set Design
for his work on Fat Ham, a New York premiere at The Public Theater.

Fat Ham, by James Ijames and directed by Saheem Ali, was a Co-Production with National Black Theatre