CTFA’s Orlin Corey Medallion Award

The Orlin Corey Medallion Award honors recipients for their significant achievements for the enrichment of children in the United States and Canada through nurturing artistic work in theatre and the arts.
-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 public gathering of notables in the field of theatre for young audiences and students honoring the Medallion Award recipients.
-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. READ MORE…

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.
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Children's Theatre Foundation's
2017 Orlin Corey Medallion Award Honorees 

CTFA's Orlin Corey Medallion Award, honors the recipients for their significant achievements for the enrichment of children in the United States through nurturing artistic work in theatre and the arts.

2017 Honorees 

  • Brian Guehring, the Director of Education and Playwright-in Residence at The Rose Theater; Founder of the Pride Players
  • Each One Reach One (EORO) with Robin Sohnen (Exec. Director/Founder), a San Francisco non-profit which works with incarcerated youth using arts and education to transform the lives of high risk youth in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties

Medallion Event & Keynote Presentation:
 Thursday, May 4, 2017
Strand Theatre, San Francisco

The 2017 Medallion Event was presented in association with TYA/USA One Theatre World ( OTW17).

The CTFA/One Theatre World 2017 Keynote Address featured Sonia Manzano of Sesame Street fame.
The keynote presentation by Sonia Manzano is funded, in part, by the Alvin Cohen Memorial Fund of the Children's Theatre Foundation of America, designed to encourage and support exceptional programs at national theatre conferences. Mr. Cohen served the theatre field professionally and philanthropically. He was a trustee of the Children's theatre Foundation of America, for which he established the Alvin Cohen Fund. The Cohen family continues this fund in his memory.

All registered OTW17 conference attendees were invited to attend the Keynote Address and the presentation of the 2017 CTFA Corey Medallion Awards. 

2017 Medallion PATRONS Gifts will be listed in the CTFA Website. Patron gifts received by April 3rd will also be listed in the Medallion Event Program.

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TYA/USA’s One Theatre World 2017 Conference - San Francisco, CA
Don’t miss OTW 2017 taking place in the Bay Area, May 3-6, 2017.

One Theatre World is the most significant gathering of theatre for young audiences professionals in North America presented by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, featuring performances, juried breakout sessions (workshops and discussions), master classes, a keynote address, special events, and networking opportunities.

One Theatre World 2017 will take place starting the evening of Wednesday May 3 and ending the afternoon of Saturday May 6, 2017 in various locations in San Fransisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, California. Bay Area Children’s Theatre is hosting this year’s gathering.

This year’s theme is Innovate/Activate.

innovate: to introduce something new; make changes to anything established.

activate: to make active; cause to function or act (to do something; exert energy or force).


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