A great night for all those that attended.
The Tommy Award has been established to honor Tom Murrin’s life & work by offering a transformative career opportunity to an outstanding artist or company.
Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement supplied the rockin music for the evening.
Performanz artist Pat Oleszko host the toast to Tom Murrin.
Dixon Place founder and Artistic director Ellie Covan opens the night with a nice talk about Tom.
Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz add spice to the evening’s festivities.
Patricia Sullivan talks about her first meeting Tom.
Tommy Award Winning group ANIMALS video is projected.
Ellie Covan introduced me and I got up and took this photograph of the audience.
Pat Oleszko talks about the award she designed for the event.
Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi present the award to ANIMALS.
ANIMALS performance group. (l. to r. Michael De Angelis, Nikki Calonge, and Mike Mikos)
Elated about this TOMMY award the ANIMALS group express it.
Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement finishes the night off.
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Video interview with ANIMALS on Vaudevisuals here.
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Panelist for the 1st Annual Tommy Award:
Noel Allain (Bushwick Starr)
Arthur Aviles (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance)
Michael Cross Burke (Trinity/LaMama)
Ellie Covan (Dixon Place)
Katy Einerson (Dixon Place)
James Godwin (Performance Artist)
Jeffrey Jones (Little Theatre)
Salley May (Performance Artist
Nicky Paraiso (La Mama)
Samara Naeymi (Incubator Arts Project)
Brian Rodgers (The Chocolate Factory)
Lucy Sexton (Performer, Producer, Director)
Patricia Sullivan (Photographer & Tom’s wife)
Marya Warshaw (Brooklyn Arts Exchange)
Martha Wilson (Franklin Furnace)