On September 9, 2019, the Fifth Annual Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrated excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under, and capped the event with Lifetime Achievement Awards for Culver City’s own Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin. They were lauded for their work at New American Theater as “Los Angeles theater institution.”
In her acceptance speech, Jeannine called the award “humbling” and warmly shared the concept of ‘achievement’ with the audience. “You achieved this, you all did.”
Jack accepted his award with kudos to Jeannine as “the mother of my children, the love of my life, and the best producer I’ve ever worked with.”
This fifth annual celebration included productions that opened between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.
The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, September 9, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, and was co-hosted by IAMA Theatre Company and Ammunition Theatre Company (“Ammo”).
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