“I see there a mirror that reflects exactly the vision of a sane theater that Harold Clurman calls for. They have beautifully articulated a list of values, which are sound, noble, and creatively potent. They sing of the theater providing a communal experience, connecting us to the world and each other, catalyzing critical thinking, educating us; they insist the theater be accessible and, like Harold Clurman, see it ultimately as a civilizing force.”
Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting
and Recipient of the 2009 Laurette Taylor Award
On July 20, 2009 Tovah Feldshuh presented Tom Oppenheim and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting with the 2009 Laurette Taylor Award for the 60 years of contributions to the American theatre and motion picture arts.