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Kevin Broccoli to receive bob jolly award at the Irnes

We're thrilled to announce that our Fearless Leader is receiving the Bob Jolly Award at the IRNEs this year!

From the IRNEs :

Kevin Broccoli, Founder of Epic Theater, To Receive Bob Jolly Award at the 23rd Annual IRNEs!

Kevin Broccoli, a Rhode Island actor, director, writer and producer, will receive the Bob Jolly Award at this year’s IRNE Awards Ceremony in Boston, April 8.

The Bob Jolly Award is given in memory of longtime Boston actor Bob Jolly, who died in 2013 and left his estate as the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, to benefit New England theater artists and local theater companies. The Bob Jolly Award is presented each year at the IRNE Awards Ceremony to an outstanding theater artist who exemplifies Bob Jolly’s own passion for live, local theater, according to Marshall Williams, Trustee of the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust.

A Board of Advisors selects each year’s award recipient, and it is included in the popular IRNE Awards Ceremony, which will be held this year on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Inn at Brookline, 1200 Beacon St., Boston.

“We are pleased to be able to single out a special talent in the local theater,” says Beverly Creasey, a founder of Independent Reviewers of New England, which organized the IRNE Awards and coordinates theater reviews across the region. “Bob Jolly was a much beloved member of the theater community, and we honor his commitment to acting in Boston and New England. Before he died, he set up his Trust to help local theater people make a decent living, doing what they love - making theater."

Kevin Broccoli is the founder and Artistic Director of Epic Theatre Company in Cranston, R.I., which most recently presented his play “Lizzie Borden, Lizzie Borden.” His plays also include “American Strippers,” “Kill the Virgin,” “Rose’s Money,” “James Franco and Me: an Unauthorized Satire” and more. He is the author of three short story collections, and the writer/producer of the web series “Amateurs.” He has been seen recently as Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at Academy Players.

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