Valerie Taylor-Barnes, President of The Clive Barnes Foundation, and 2013 Theatre Award Winner Jonny Orsini

Valerie Taylor-Barnes, President of The Clive Barnes Foundation, and 2013 Theatre Award Winner Jonny Orsini

About The Clive Barnes Award

The Foundation gives an Annual Award to two talented young professionals in the artistic fields of dance and theatre.  The finalists are nominated by the Selection Committee, which is comprised of a panel of critics and former performers in each field.  The Awards Ceremony is held each December/January at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater.

“Clive Barnes was a champion of all artists.  He was the rare critic who sought out new talent and took the time to explain what it was he saw in their work.  There is in each and every one of you that distinctive spark that Clive would have recognized as the mark of the gifted.  It is an honor to present this award.  What better way to acknowledge all he has given to us as a community than by singling out those who are our future.”
–Susan Stroman’s Presentation of the 2013 Clive Barnes Award in Theatre