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May 23, 2007

U of M theatre faculty shine at OBIE Awards

Lou Bellamy, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance faculty member and director of the Penumbra Theatre, won an Obie Award on May 21st for best direction for his staging of August Wilson's "Two Trains Running."

Matt LeFebvre, MFA Design & Technology Program director, was also mentioned for his work on the show. Bellamy's critically lauded production opened last December at New York's Signature Theatre, where it was twice extended. He won what is perhaps the most important off-Broadway accolade, the Village Voice-sponsored Obies, which have been given out for 52 years.