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CARBONELL AWARDS is Seeking Nominations for Six Special Awards

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - eTradeWire -- (South Florida – June 13, 2024) Gary Schweikhart, president of the Carbonell Awards, today announced that "South Florida's Theater & Arts Honors" is seeking nominations for up to six Special Awards that will be presented at the Carbonell Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311. Tickets are only $45 each (including facility fee) and will be available soon for public purchase.

The Carbonell Special Awards include:

** The Vinnette Carroll Award for significant achievement in advancing the cause of diversity, equality, and inclusion in South Florida theater.

Previous winners of this award are Christie Alexander & Katie Christie, for leading the South Florida Theatre League's AntiRacism Theatre Strategies Cohorts (2023); and Marshall L. Davis, who has served for nearly 40 years as managing director of the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) in Miami's Liberty City (2022).

** The Charlie Cinnamon Award honors an individual who contributes significantly to the support of the arts in South Florida and to the Carbonell Awards program.

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Previous Cinnamon Award winners include veteran reviewer and founder of FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Bill Hirschman (2023); longtime critic and Carbonell judge Hap Erstein (2022), the Broward Center's Director of Marketing Jennifer Sierra-Grobbelaar (2019); Tony Finstrom, playwright and founder of the Silver Palm Awards, (2018); and longtime arts patron and Carbonell judge Jerome J. (Jerry) Cohen (2017).

** The Ruth Foreman Award recognizes contributions to South Florida theater development by an individual or group, for singular achievement and/or career contributions.

Recent Foreman Award winners include the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (2023); Teresa María Rojas (2022); The Amparo Experience (2020); Juggerknot Theatre Company (2019); Nicole Stodard (2018); and  Florida Children's Theatre (2016).

** The Bill Hindman Award honors significant, long-term contributions to the region's cultural life and onstage career achievement by performing artists based in South Florida.

Attached Images:

(Photos courtesy of the Carbonell Awards, Inc.)

1. Actor-director-playwright-producer Ronnie Larsen receiving The Howard Kleinberg Award at last year's 46th annual Carbonell Awards ceremony.

2. Matthew Korinko and Patrick Fitzwater, co-founders of Slow Burn Theatre Company, accepting The Bill von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2023.

Available for Interview:

Gary Schweikhart

Carbonell Board President

561.756.4298

gary@pr-bs.net

Source: PR by Schweikhart
Filed Under: Arts, Theatre

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