CTFA’s Orlin Corey Medallion Award
-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.
Children's Theatre Foundation's
2018 Orlin Corey Medallion Award Event
2018 Reba R. Robertson Teacher’s Award
2018 CTFA/AATE Keynote Presentation
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.
Children's Theatre Foundation's 2018 Orlin Corey Medallion Award Honorees
-Johnny Saldaña, Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University's School of Film, Dance, and Theatre, author and world renowned researcher.
-Albany Park Theater Project, a multiethnic, youth theater ensemble, is dedicated to art, to youth and a vision of social justice
The 2018 Medallion Award Event was presented in association with the national conference of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education — AATE
The CTFA/AATE 2018 Keynote Address was presented by Sarah Bellamy, as Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre Company, has founded programs that engage participants in critical thinking, dialogue and action around issues of race and social justice. Her lectures on the power of race and representation have been presented throughout the country illuminating the ways in which images, narratives and media influence perception and shape lives. She is a leading facilitator in coalition building efforts to address inequities in philanthropy and theatre.
CTFA is delighted to sponsor her Keynote as an all-convention event for AATE. The keynote presentation 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.