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Obie Awards Set for May 17; Martha Plimpton, Ralph B. Pena Among Judges

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Martha Plimpton
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Martha Plimpton
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The Village Voice has announced that the 55th annual Obie Awards, honoring outstanding theatrical accomplishments Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway, will be held on Monday, May 17 at Webster Hall.

The Awards committee will once again be chaired by the Voice's chief theater critic, Michael Feingold, and include Voice critic Alexis Soloski, TheaterMania's associate editor Andy Propst, HERE Arts Center's artistic director Kristin Marting, Ma-Yi Theater Company's artistic director Ralph B. Peña, and three-time Tony nominated actress Martha Plimpton.

Unlike most theater awards, the Obies do not publicize nominations or employ rigid categories in which a "Best" is selected. The judges select outstanding artists and productions and may even invent new categories to reward artistic merit.

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