Monday, December 29, 2008
Randy Gener Inducted into the Filipino-American Hall of Fame 2008
CHICAGO: We are delighted to announce that the search committee of the fifteenth annual Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame 2008 has selected Mr. RANDY GENER to be one of the recipients of this very prestigious award in the Filipino American community of Chicago and the Midwest for his outstanding contributions in Journalism and Theatre Arts categories.
The Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame is an inspiring project that highlights the best in the Filipino and Filipino-Americans -- a joint effort of the 20-year-old Chicago Philippine Reports TV and the 25-year-old VIA Times Newsmagazine -- an outstanding annual community event that benefits a locally produced (and original) television show in Chicago, the CPRTV. This event's other charitable recipients include the TAHANAN Philippine Museum, the Bantay Bata Foundation for homeless children of the Philippines, and the Pilipino American Social Service for Seniors.
It honors high-achieving Filipinos/Filipino Americans/& Friends, focusing on their achievements in their own field of interest or profession, and in their abilities and capabilities to promote the positive image of the Filipino not only in Chicago, but also in the entire United States of America, the Philippines, and throughout the world.
These hall of fame inductees have demonstrated uncommon, innovative, and civic responsibility, and have excelled and achieved so much for the encouragement and betterment of the Filipino/Filipino American community. They are indeed a pride to the Filipino and Asian American communities, and have served as an inspiration and role model to our people.
We salute them and their accomplishments at a black-tie dinner-dance event to be held on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chicago Downtown, Chicago, IL, 151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL. 60601.
Via Times Publisher/Chief Editor
CPRTV Executive Producer
Randy Gener is the Nathan Award–winning editor, writer, critic and curator in New York City.
He is Founder of a global cross-media project, in the Culture of One World (CultureofOneWorld.org) that tracks and engages in global politics, international collaboration, cultural diplomacy and restorative narratives in the public interest. He is the US Editor of Critical Stages (criticalstages.org), the World News Editor of The Journalist.ie (thejournalist.ie), a contributor to NPR, and the Broadway editor of the New York Theatre Wire (nytheatre-wire.com), which he co-founded.
For his editorial work and critical essays as the first-ever senior editor of American Theatre magazine, Gener received numerous awards, including the George Jean Nathan Award, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States; the Deadline Club Award from the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; and NLGJA Journalist of the Year. He is also a five-time winner of the annual North American Travel Journalists Association Awards competition for excellence in travel writing.
An artist, Gener is the author of the plays Love Seats for Virginia Woolf, Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, A Parliament of the Streets, and other theatre works.
His conceptual installation, in the garden of One World, debuted this year at La MaMa La Galleria in New York.
Gener is a renowned lecturer and speaker at
- colleges and universities: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center-Graduate Center, City University of New York, Montclair State University, University of South Carolina, Brooklyn College;
- U.S. and European festivals: Swedish Theatre Biennial, Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Prague Quadrennial for World Scenography, William Inge Theatre Festival, Humana Festival of New American Plays;
- corporations and nonprofit institutions: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Hallmark Inc., Dramatists Guild of America, Odeon Theatre of Bucharest, Romanian Cultural Institute-New York, Long Wharf Theater Company, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and La MaMa E.T.C.
Please visit his official website.