Steve Seidel, the Patricia Bauman Arts in Education professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), received the Crystal Quill Award from the Shakespeare Festival/LA Nov. 20 in Los Angeles. The Shakespeare Festival/LA is an arts organization that uses professional theater traditions to “enchant, enrich, and build community.”
“I am delighted to be a recipient of the Crystal Quill Award along with distinguished leaders in the film and television industry who are committed to arts education,” Seidel said. “It is wonderful when an industry made of artists, craftspeople, and businesspeople honors the critical importance of arts learning opportunities in the lives of young people and chooses to recognize people who work to improve the quality of those experiences.”
Seidel was presented the award during a reception at the 20th Century Fox Studios along with fellow recipients filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and producer Mark Gordon.
“We are proud to honor the accomplishments of our awardees and their commitments to nurturing the expression of creativity in the generations of young people who will benefit from their work,” said Ben Donenberg, executive artistic director of Shakespeare Festival/LA. Since 1985, Shakespeare Festival/LA has been a cherished community resource committed to making the Bard’s works accessible, relevant, and enriching for the people of Los Angeles from all walks of life through nationally recognized youth and education programming and award-winning free outdoor productions.