Audience Member Barbara Bear Awarded the ‘Gary Lee Maker Award’

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Barbara Bear, audience member and theatre patron extraordinaire was awarded the 2014 Gary Lee Maker Award by DC Theatre Scene. She joins past winners David Tannous  (2011) in Tom Holzman and Alison Drucker (2012), and last year’s recipient Linda Elyse Bryce (2013).

Barbara Bear receiving the Gary Lee Maker Audience Award from 2012 co-recipient Tom Holzman. Photo by Matailong Du. Cou.
Barbara Bear receiving the Gary Lee Maker Audience Award from 2012 co-recipient Tom Holzman. Photo by Matailong Du. Cou. Photo courtesy of DC Theatre Scene.

From Editor and Publisher Lorraine Treanor, “DC Theatre Scene is proud to present the Gary Lee Maker Award, given each year to outstanding individuals from the audience.”

I am thrilled that Barbara received the award because when I go in the theater there is a very good chance that I will see Barbara Bear there. And most of the time there she is. And what I enjoy most when I see her is to catch up with her about her many theater outings.

Gary Maker (right) with Paul Desmarais in Shepherdstown WV for the Contemporary American Theatre Festival
Paul Desmarais (left) and Gary Lee Maker (right) in Shepherdstown, WV for the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Photo courtesy of DC Theatre Scene.

Congrats Barbara on receiving the Gary Lee Maker Award. Gary would have been so thrilled that you won. Gary was so passionate about the theater just like you. You are an inspiration to all of us who cover our local theatre and arts scene and it’s always a pleasure seeing you ‘out there.’ So I want to thank you and send you a hearty Mazel Tov from the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

And see you in the theatre!

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The Gary Lee Maker Award Presented to Barbara Bear. Photo courtesy of Barbara Bear.
The Gary Lee Maker Award Presented to Barbara Bear. Photo courtesy of Barbara Bear.

More this year’s recipient and Gary Lee Maker on DC Theatre Scene.

2014 Gary Maker Audience Award presented to Barbara Bear by Tim Treanor.

Gary Lee Maker by Lorraine Treanor.

Barbara Bear, theatre patron, 2014 outstanding audience member by Keith Loria (A profile of 2014 Recipient Barbara Bear).

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Joel Markowitz is the Publisher and Editor of DCMetroTheaterArts. He founded the site with his brother Bruce to help promote the vast riches of theatre and the arts in the DC Metro area that includes Maryland, Virginia, and DC theater and music venues, universities, schools, Children's theaters, professional, and community theatres. Joel is an advocate for promoting the 'stars of the future' in his popular 'Scene Stealers' articles. He wrote a column for 5 years called ‘Theatre Schmooze’ and recorded podcast interviews for DC Theatre Scene. His work can also be seen and read on BroadwayStars. Joel also wrote a monthly preview of what was about to open in DC area theatres for BroadwayWorld. He is an avid film and theater goer, and a suffering Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Joel was a regular guest on 'The Lunch and Judy Show' radio program starring Judy Stadt in NYC. Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Group in the DC area in 1990, which had a 25-year run when it took its final curtain call last year. Joel is a proud member of The American Critics Association.