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The Negro Ensemble Company 
MAJOR AWARDS and PRIZES

1967 - 68 Vernon Rice Drama Desk Award
Obie Award, Special Citation for Excellence
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company

1968 - 69 Tony Award, Special Achievement in the Theatre
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company
Premio Roma Award, Artistic Excellence and Production
     For: The Negro Ensemble Company, and play,
Song of the Lusitanian Bogey, by Peter Weiss
Vernon Rice Drama Desk Award
     For: Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, by Lonnie Elder, III

1969 - 70 Brandeis University Creative Award
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company

1970 - 71 Obie Award, Outstanding New Play
     For: Dream on Monkey Mountain, by Derek Walcott
Guggenheim Fellowship
     To: Lonnie Elder, III

1971 - 72 Dramatists Guild Award
Vernon Rice Drama Desk Award
     For: Sty of the Blind Pig, by Phillip Hayes Dean

1972 - 73 Vernon Rice Drama Desk Award
Obie AWard, Outstanding New Play
Dramatists Guild Award
     For: The River Niger, by Joseph Walker (Off Broadway production)

1973 - 74 1973 Tony Award, Best Play
     For: The River Niger (Broadway production) 
Obie Award, Outstanding New Play
     For: The Great MacDaddy, by Paul Carter Harrison
Guggenheim Fellowship
     To: Joseph Walker

1974 - 75 Obie Award, Outstanding New Play
Margo Jones Award
For: the First Breeze of Summer, by Leslie Lee (Off-Broadway production)

1975 - 76 New York State Arts Council Award
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company
Tony Award Nomination, Best Play 
Clarence Derwent Award 
     For: The First Breeze of Summer (Broadway production)

1976 - 77 Obie Award, Outstanding New Play
Audelco (Black Audience AWard)
     For: Eden, by Steve Carter
Bronze Medallion of New York City
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company

1977 - 78 Eudora Welty Television Award
     For: The First Breeze of Summer, by Leslie Lee, PBS
televised presentation
Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship 
     To: Charles Fuller, author of The Brownsville Raid

1978-79 Obie Awards, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Ensemble Performances
     For: Nevis Mountain Dew, by Steve Carter, Cast of Nevis

1979-80 Outer Critics Circle (John Gassner Playwriting Medallion)
Drama Desk Award Nominations, Best Play, Best Actor
Tony Award Nominations, Best Play, Best Actor
     For: Home, by Samm-art Williams
Schubert Organization's James N. Vaughn Award for Excellence in American Theater
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company
Obie Award, Outstanding Play
     For: LaGrima Del Diablo, by Dan Owens
1980 Creative Artist Public-Service Grant Award
     To: Ali Wadud, author of Companions of the Fire

1980-81 Obie Awards, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Performance
     For: Zooman and the Sign, by Charles Fuller, GianCarlo Esposito as Zooman
Obie Award, Sustained Achievement in Theatre
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Osceola Award for Artistic Achievement
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company
Guggenheim Fellowship
     To: Samm-Art Williams

1981-82 1982 Pulitzer Prize, Best Drama
     To: Charles Fuller, a Soldier's Play
Obie Award
     To: Larry Riley, performance in A Soldier's Play
Obie Award
     To: Denzel Washington, performance in A Soldier's Play
Obie Award
     To: Adolph Caesar, performance in A Soldier's Play
Outer Critics Circle Award
     For: A Soldier's Play
Theater Club Award, Best Play
     For: A Soldier's Play
New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best American Play
     For: A Soldier's Play
Audelco (Black Audience Award)
     For: A Soldier's Play

1982-83 American Theater Wing Award
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company
NAACP Image Award
     To: The Negro Ensemble Company

[[underline]] MAJOR THEATER AWARDS [[/underline]]
(1) Pulitzer Prize
(2) Tony Awards
(13) Obie Awards
(2) Audelco Awards
(4) Drama Desk Awards
(2) Dramatist Guild Awards
(1) Shubert Organization Award

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