CTFA’s Orlin Corey Medallion Award - Honoring Significant Achievement
CTFA's 2019 Orlin Corey Medallion Event
Thursday, May 9, 2019 ∙ 12:30-1:30 pm
Was held in Atlanta, GA at the Alliance Theater as a part of the TYA/USA National Festival and Conference.
The 2019 TYA/USA National Festival & Conference convened May 8-11, 2019. Hosted by The Alliance Theater. The Conference theme is Breaking Down Walls.
2019 Recipients of the Orlin Corey Medallion honored May 9th:
- YOUTH ENSEMBLE of Atlanta
- CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS
- KAREN ZACARÍAS
The National TYA/USA Awards and The Children's Theatre Foundation of America's Orlin Corey Medallion Awards will be presented together in this 2019 celebration event.
-The Award is juried by the Trustees of the Children's Theatre Foundation.
-Awards are presented annually at a celebratory event, held in various cities.
-The Medallion Event is an annual gathering of notables in the field of theatre for young audiences and students honoring the Medallion Award recipients.
-Recently, the event has partnered with the national conferences of AATE (American Alliance for Theatre & Education) and TYA/USA National Festival and Conference, in alternating years.
-In honor of thirty-four years of service and leadership on the board of the Children's Theatre Foundation, in 2010, the Medallion Award was renamed the Orlin Corey Medallion Award.
HISTORY of Past Recipients list is a who's who of luminaries, artists, educators, entertainers, organizations, who have focused their work on the child and youth audience.
ORLIN COREY – an Oklahoman and WWII Navy veteran – was educated at Baylor University, studying with Paul Baker, receiving two degrees. For a year he studied at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, working with Gwynneth Thurburn.
For fifteen years he produced theatre at Georgetown College in Kentucky, and Centenary College in Louisiana. A highly individual artist, of distinctive style, his productions won large audiences and critical praise.
In 1957, his production of The Book of Job led him to form the Everyman Players after its sensational success at the Brussels World Fair and a tour of England. Other classics – Electra, The Tempest, Reynard the Fox, among 10 – kept the Players alive – 5 off-Broadway productions, 7 in London, and around the world from Capetown in South Africa to South America, Europe, Canada and the U.S.A. till 1980.
In 1974, he became publisher of Anchorage Press, and president of the Children’s Theatre Foundation.
In honor of thirty-four years of service and leadership on the board of the Children's Theatre Foundation, in 2010, the award was renamed the CTFA Corey Medallion Award. Orlin Corey served as a Trustee Emeritus and presented the awards to the recipients each year through 2015.
Orlin Russel Corey 1926-2015 Our friend and colleague, Orlin R. Corey, passed away, peacefully, Sunday morning, October 11, 2015. CTFA’s Orlin Corey Medallion Award is named in his honor.
Read A Tribute to Orlin Corey from CTFA President, Roger Bedard