The Andrew A. Isen Prize at Goodspeed Musicals
Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to offer The Andrew A. Isen Prize at Goodspeed Musicals. The prize, to be given, will recognize a young person between the ages of 20-29 who has demonstrated excellence in their work during the previous Goodspeed Musicals season. Each March, Goodspeed has awarded $5,000 to an honoree – chosen by committee – to aid in their pursuit of a career in musical theatre. The prize will be awarded in 2024 for candidates from the 2023 season. Application information will be made available to eligible candidates during their time at Goodspeed.
This award is funded through a generous gift given by DC-based entrepreneur and musical theatre devotee Andrew A. Isen and was created to give young people who are in the early stages of professional development financial assistance and encouragement to focus on artistic excellence. The establishment of this award with Goodspeed Musicals will also serve to enhance Goodspeed’s efforts to recruit exceptional technicians, designers and other theater professionals.
“In creating this award at Goodspeed we were really thinking outside the box. There are many established fellowships that acknowledge young writers and performers but we wanted to include artisans, technicians, designers, assistants, stage managers and administrators in this endeavor to support young people just starting out in musical theatre,” explained Mr. Isen.
“This all came about because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people working to make a life in musical theatre,” Isen shared “I feel passionate about this opportunity to give back. It just feels right.” Isen continued, “Establishing this award in conjunction with Goodspeed Musicals is a dream come true. I have been warmly welcomed into the Goodspeed family.”
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Employees can submit their application here.
Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce that Kendra Garnett was selected as the 2023 recipient of The Andrew A. Isen Prize at Goodspeed Musicals.