Best New Play (2003)
Anna in the Tropics
Though the season featured several premieres, the best of the crop was Cruz's steamy, sophisticated saga, with its heady blend of raw emotion and poetic language set against an era of wrenching cultural and political change. Cruz, a Miami native who now lives in New York City, has a sizable national reputation that far outstrips his reputation here -- where, oddly, he is largely ignored. Fortunately, the New Theatre has commissioned yet another Cruz play -- and residency -- for next season. As South Florida struggles to reinvent itself as a sophisticated, world-class community, perhaps it's time for us to recognize that world-class artists such as Cruz are already thriving here.
More Arts & Entertainment Awards
Best Group Art Exhibition"Reality and Figuration: The Contemporary Latin American Presence"
Best Movie Theater
Cynthia Milleris director of the innovative Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Best Supporting ActressLisa Morgan