A strictly-celebratory evening of theatre will replace the typical Suzi Bass Awards this year. And I think we can all agree we need it.

Just the facts

The 16th Annual Suzi Bass Awards Ceremony will be presented virtually on Monday, November 9, 2020. Instead of adjudicated awards, it will honor all productions submitted to the committee for voting consideration in the 2019-2020 season and award non-competitive honors.

In the words of the Suzi Committee 

“The Suzis exist to celebrate excellence in, and promote the advancement of, professional Atlanta theatre. This year is about something bigger than adjudication of individual stagecraft and performance.  We have all suffered some sort of loss or grief or trauma from the global pandemic and the dire need for social justice and racial equality.”

“This year, the Suzis must serve as a celebration of Atlanta professional theatre prior to the shutdown, as well as the community’s exceptional service to each other in the months that followed.”

-Interim Director Kate Warner

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The Honorees

Lifetime AchievementPearl Cleage

“Each year, the Suzis honor an individual whose personal contributions and body of work have defined Atlanta theatre. This year’s honoree is a playwright whose voice has brought us together, and called us to action, for nearly forty years. In doing so, she has changed the landscape of our performing arts community, and inspired new generations of writers who proudly follow her lead.”

The Spirit of Suzi 

Black Leaders Advocating for Cultural Theater (BLACT)
Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice
The Coalition for Racial Equity in Atlanta Theater (CREAT) 
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in the Arts, Atlanta (IDEA ATL)
The Atlanta Artist Relief Fund

Visit SuziAwards.org for more information.

About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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