Beth Marshall, producing artistic director of the Orlando Fringe, will receive the first John Goring Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, to be given out in conjunction with Playwrights’ Round Table’s John Goring Memorial One-Act Festival. She’ll be given the award Sunday afternoon Nov. 14 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Congratulations to Beth, who has been a major advocate for new plays in Orlando.
Here’s the full story from PRT’s Erik Morris:
Playwrights’ Round Table, Orlando’s year-round source for original theater since 1997, is proud to announce the winner of the first ever John Goring Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award: Beth Marshall. Known to many throughout Orlando, Beth has been the driving force for the Orlando International Fringe Festival and her own production company Beth Marshall Presents. As a writer, producer and director, Beth Marshall has been a key figure in the development of not just her own original productions but original productions from around the world, including a large number which have originated throughout Central Florida.
The John Goring Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented as part of Playwrights’ Round Table’s Goring Festival Awards show on Sunday, November 14 at 3pm at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, at 812 E. Rollins Street. Tickets are $10 at the door; cash sales only please.
The Goring Festival continues Wednesday, November 10th with PRT’s $10 Industry Night. For full festival schedule and show details, please visit playwrightsroundtable.org or visit Playwrights’ Round Table’s Facebook group page: PRT – Playwrights’ Round Table.
The Goring Festival honors John Goring, PRT’s former President. A prolific playwright and director, John passed away in 2009 due to complications from a stroke suffered soon after his last PRT production. At the culmination of this festival on November 14, PRT will award its first ever John Goring Lifetime Achievement Award to Beth Marshall, who has shown a similar lifelong dedication to both the arts in Central Florida and to the development of new plays, playwrights and productions – both of which were important driving forces with John Goring’s involvement and leadership of Playwrights’ Round Table.