DC Theater Community recognizes critic “whose love of theater is an inspiration”
Each year participating DC area theaters select a member of their audience “whose love of theatre is an inspiration,” according to the wording on the Gary Lee Maker Award, named for a theater lover who could be found in a local theater audience almost every evening for decades and initiated in 2011 by DCTheatreScene. All professional theater companies in the Washington metropolitan area are asked to submit annual nominations. The latest recipient of what is really a lifetime achievement award is not just an audience member but theater critic Joel Markowitz, creator andeditor of the web-based DC Metro Theater Arts. Markowitz is battling ALS so his brother read his remarks. For more info on this unusual award, click here.