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The 2017 Otto René Castillo

Awards for Political Theatre

Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 PM


The 2017 Otto Awards will honor award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux (info on her upcoming NYC show at LaMaMa here), Los Angeles-based Robey Theatre Company which gives voice to the African American experience, and interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist and organizer Favianna Rodriguez on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

To purchase a $75, $125, or $175 ticket, please click here BUY TICKETS 

To make a gift on the occasion of the 19th annual Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre in honor of our awardees, please click here: DONATE HERE

You may also purchase tickets or make a gift by calling Liz Garcia at 212-356-8476.
For information about the Otto Awards for Political Theatre
contact Producer Jessica Massad at 212 356-8460 or by email at

About the Otto Awards

The Otto Awards (Executive Producer: Diane Stiles) were founded in 1998 to recognize, support and connect theatre companies and artists engaged in creating political, experimental and community-based theatre. They have been awarded to 92 theatres and individual theatre artists from the United States, Austria, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Pakistan, Serbia and the United Kingdom.



Click on the video below to hear Otto René Castillo's poem, "The Apolitical Intellectuals," performed by the staff and volunteers of the Castillo Theatre. 



A video parade of the Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre sculptures, designed by Sheila Goloborotko.