For the past 55 years, The Village Voice Obie Awards, founded by Jerry Tallmer in 1956, have honored the best of Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Structured with informal categories that can change annually, The Village Voice OBIE Awards recognize persons and productions of excellence. Unlike most theater awards, The Village Voice OBIE Awards list no nominations publicly. In the conviction that creativity is not competitive, the judges may give several OBIES in each category, and may even invent new categories to reward exceptional artistic merit.
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