Cornerstone Theater member among Fox Foundation honorees
One of the founding members of L.A.'s Cornerstone Theater is being honored by the Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group as part of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. Peter Howard, who helped found Cornerstone and has performed in many of its productions, is receiving the "distinguished achievement" award from the foundation.
Howard will received a $25,000 award as part of the recognition. He is planning to travel to six former Cornerstone host communities to observe changes that have happened since the company's residency. In addition, he will write and perform in a piece that explores the changes in these communities.
Cornerstone is expected to receive $7,500 in support of the recognition. The company, which is based in the downtown L.A. arts district, produces socially and politically themed plays throughout the city.
The other recipient in the "distinguished" category is John Douglas Thompson of New York's Theatre for a New Audience.
In the foundation's "extraordinary potential" award category, the recipients include Sandra Delgado of Chicago's Goodman Theatre, Miriam Silverman of Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company and Tony nominee Maria Dizzia of the Yale Repertory Theatre.
The "extraordinary" award comes with a $15,000 grant for each honoree.
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Photo: Peter Howard in a 2007 production of "Los Illegals" by the Cornerstone Theater. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times