The Shed wins Empty Space… Peter Brook Awards 2013

AWARDS

24th EMPTY SPACE…PETER BROOK AWARD 2013

Awards announced: 5 November 2013 at the National Theatre Studio

WINNER
The Shed at The National Theatre for its daring explorations in showcasing studio theatre companies at the National Theatre’s unique venue which will be continued even after The Shed building is destroyed.

The National Theatre's The Shed venue

The National Theatre’s The Shed venue

MARK MARVIN RENT SUBSIDY AWARD
Southwark Playhouse

PETER BROOK/EQUITY ENSEMBLE AWARD
Simple8 Theatre Company

DAN CRAWFORD INNOVATION AWARD
BACFor its unique use of space in converting the entire building to original development of new works from scratch to finish.

PETER BROOK/MOBIUS AWARD
The YardFor its determined efforts to support early development of new companies and artists in an original space of a needy area of Hackney Wick.

PETER BROOK SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Robert Robson, the late artistic director of The Lowryfor his astounding achievement in creating an international arts centre while developing the studio theatre for young emerging theatre companies
Sam Walters, artistic director of The Orange Tree Theatre for his profound initiative in creating a lunchtime theatre in Richmond, 42 years ago, that he developed into its own studio theatre, staging with great quality undiscovered plays

SELECTION PANEL:
Lyn Gardner (Guardian), Dominic Cavendish (Telegraph), Mark Shenton (Sunday Express & The Stage Blog), Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard), Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out) and Blanche Marvin (London TheatReviews + founder of the awards). Consultants are: Michael Billington (Guardian), Susannah Clapp (Observer), Jeremy Kingston (The Times), Paul Taylor (The Independent).
Mark Marvin Rent Subsidy Award and Peter Brook/Equity Ensemble Award selection panel: Peter Wilson (producer of The Woman in Black), Thelma Holt (West End producer), Sarah Murray (Head of National Theatre Studio) and Blanche Marvin (publisher/critic of London TheatReviews + founder of the awards).