NEW: Actor John Krasinski to Receive 2013 Pell Award
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Screen and television actor Krasinski will be honored with the 2013 Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts. Krasinski is a Massachusetts native, known for his work on NBC's hit comedy The Office, and the recent film Promised Land with Matt Damon.
Krasinski will be honored alongside recently announced Honorees Kate Burton (Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts), Tony Estrella (Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts), Joseph A. Chazan, M.D. (Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts), and Martha Douglas-Osmundson (Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts.) The 17th annual Pell Awards will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow next door at the Providence Public Library.
Richard L. Bready Artistic Director Curt Columbus is thrilled to bestow the Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts on actor, writer and director, John Krasinski. “Since graduating from Brown in 2001, John’s comedic talents have endeared him to millions. His award-winning work on NBC’s The Office has made him one of the most immediately recognizable actors working in television and film today,” says Columbus. “But he is seriously talented behind the camera as well. His work is character-driven, grounded in truth and crafted with a keen ear and eye for detail. We are excited to celebrate John’s career to date with the Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts.”
The theater's annual gala event will be co-chaired by Joe & Michele Madden and Elizabeth “Beppie” Huidekoper. Both Mr. Madden and Ms. Huidekoper currently serve as members of Trinity Rep's Board of Trustees. Mrs. Nuala Pell will serve as the event’s honorary chair. Members of the planning committee for this year’s event include Elizabeth Chace, Paul J. Choquette, Mark Gim, Barry G. Hittner, Esq. & Kathleen Hittner, Suzanne M. & Ira C. Magaziner, William Lynn McKinney & Ron Margolin, Heidi Keller Moon, John Palumbo, Kibbe & Tom Reilly, Larry & Barbara Schoenfeld, Judith L. Stillman, Michael F. Sweeney, Esq., Alison Vareika and Bob & Grace Vincent.
Individual tickets to the full event are $500; a limited number of individual tickets to the ceremony and post-show reception are $250, and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Trinity Rep at (401) 453-9237. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Trinity Rep’s artistic programs.
Note: GoLocalProv Co-Founder Paul Krasinksi is the brother of John Kraskinski.