2017 Richard Bauer Award

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Join us on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm for an evening of  celebration, dinner, entertainment, and an auction at the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company for the 2017 Richard Bauer Award. This special event will honor two members of the local theater community whose work is included in the WAPAVA Archive for their contributions to the performing arts in Washington, DC. The event is sponsored in partnership with the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company.

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Foucheux-HeadshotLifetime Achievement Award Recipient – Rick Foucheux
For the past 35 years, Rick has appeared at many of the area’s finest theaters playing a wide range of roles, including Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman at Arena Stage, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare Theatre, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Olney Theatre Center, Claudius in Hamlet at the Folger Theatre, and Erie Smith in Hughie at the Washington Stage Guild, just to name a few. He has received the Helen Hayes Outstanding Lead Actor Award in 2000 for the title role in Edmund at the Source Theatre; in 2006 for the role of Mason Marzac in Take Me Out at the Studio Theatre; in 2014 The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor Award in Glengarry Glen Ross; and in 2017 The James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Round House Theatre.

In addition, he has shared his knowledge of acting and theater with students at the George Washington University and the Theatre Lab. His dedication to building the next generation of actors and theater-goers reflect Richard Bauer’s own efforts.

amber paige mcginnis imageEmerging Artist Award Recipient – Amber Paige McGinnis
As a freelance theatre and film artist, Amber has established herself as a director, writer, and producer in the Washington, DC area theatre community, including directing The Welders’ Girl in the Red Corner, Constellation Theatre Company’s Equus, and Forum Theatre’s World Builders, just to name a few.

With such accomplishments early in her career, Amber has become an emerging artist to watch in the local area theatre community.

The Richard Bauer Award for outstanding contributions to the performing arts in the Washington area is presented on an occasional basis to a members of the local theater community whose work is included in the WAPAVA Archive.

RobertAubryDavis_horiz4x3_0Robert Aubry Davis, television and radio personality and an active member of the area’s cultural community. will serve as emcee for the evening.


Past Recipients:

  • Michael Kahn, 2010
  • Jerry Whiddon, 2005
  • Jim Taylor, 2005 (Posthumous)
  • Ted Van Griethuysen, 2004
  • The League of Washington Theaters, 2003
  • Richard Bauer, 2002 (Posthumous)

Richard Bauer (1939-1999) was a beloved mainstay of the Washington acting community, especially at Arena Stage, where he played over 100 roles.

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