April Matthis (c) Christine Jean Chambers

Mabou Mines invites you to join us
in honoring the phenomenal performer

April Matthis

as she receives the 2nd Annual 

Ruth Maleczech Award

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

At: Howl! Happening: an Arturo Vega Project

 6 East 1st Street (btwn. Bowery and 2nd Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

*FREE*

 RSVP required – Space is extremely limited!


April Matthis is an actor and performer originally from Texarkana, TX. She has toured internationally as a member of Elevator Repair Service, and has been a fixture in the New York Theater scene for over fifteen years. Off-Broadway credits include: Signature Plays: Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature Theatre); Antlia Pneumatica, IOWA (Playwrights Horizons);The Insurgents (Labyrinth); and The Sound & the Fury and Fondly, Collette Richland (at NYTW with ERS); On the Levee (LCT3); LEAR (Soho Rep); Melancholy Play (13P); The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness (Ma-Yi); Dead City, Anna Bella Eema (New Georges). Regionally, April has appeared in productions at Yale Rep, the Humana Festival, The Magic Theater, as well as The Rude Mechs, Salvage Vanguard, and The Vortex, in Austin, TX, where she began her acting career. April’s work in the dance world includes Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room, (Walker Art Center, The Kitchen), as well as Deborah Hay’s The Blues at the MoMA. Film/Video works includes “Wendell and the Lemon” (Slamfest 2015),  “Black Card” (HBO/Cinemax), and video work for recording artist Anohni’s HOPELESSNESS Tour. April is also the recipient of a New Dramatists Charles Bowden Award, as well as an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. Photo credit (c) Christine Jean Chambers


Ruth AwardThe Ruth Maleczech Award is an annual no-strings-attached cash award granted to a performer who embodies Ruth’s daring and raw, naked, fearlessness in every performance. The award is intended to support the artist in any way that would be helpful. The “Ruthie” was created to honor Ruth Maleczech, the beloved artist/performer/director and co-founder of Mabou Mines. She was an inspiration, a mentor and a role model for countless artists.