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Video: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley accepts Tony Award

Honor comes as Palo Alto-rooted company approaches milestone season

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Executive Director Phil Santora and Board Chair Judy Heyboer were in New York City to accept the Regional Theatre Tony Award on June 9.

The award is given annually to a non-Broadway theater company and is based on recommendations from the American Theatre Critics Association. It carries with it a $25,000 grant.

"This award is for generations of collaborators who've grown TheatreWorks for 50 years," Kelley said in his acceptance speech from Radio City Music Hall, before giving a shout-out to TheatreWorks' home bases of Palo Alto and Mountain View.

"Half a century ago the cast of our first production gave me an unforgettable gift on opening night: They filled my car with food," he said with a smile. "Tonight you've given TheatreWorks a priceless gift as well — a glorious launch to the next 50 years."

Watch the full acceptance speech here.

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Kelley was one of this year's recipients of a Lifetimes of Achievement award. Read the profile of him here.

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Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 12, 2019 at 8:58 am

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CONGRATULATIONS to Theatreworks for your recognition by the American Theatre Wing! It was a thrill to see you on TV on Sunday night during the Tony Awards broadcast!


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