2017 is a year of action.
In response, our third annual design collaboration with the Obie Awards (the premier annual honors in Off and Off-Off Broadway Theater) reflects the relevance of theatre in the social and political climate of our time. Specifically, our team was inspired by performance as a forum to explore sensitive issues, give voice to the voiceless, and promote a sense of community. To inject an air of activism to the signature Obies “O,” we enlisted celebrated illustrator and designer Seymour Chwast, known for his political and theatrical poster art, to create a suite of illustrations for this year’s awards. Our team then extended Chwast’s illustrations to motion and across all Obies materials, from the site experience to the event itself. Together, we communicated that theatre can be a powerful platform for positive change.
We hope you join us as we stream the 2017 Awards live on the Obies website starting at 7:00 pm EST on Monday, May 22nd.
Here’s to another year of great Off-Broadway theatre.