Hudson Theatre Works is happy to announce its 2018 – 2019 that Artistic Director and Co-Founder Frank Licato has been the recipient of a 2018 Tanne Foundation Award. The anonymous award was given to Mr. Licato in recognition for his life’s work in the theatre both as an actor and director. He is one of 9 recipients nationally.
The Tanne Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 awards. Now in its twentieth year, the foundation’s mission is to underscore the importance of supporting individual artists with unrestricted funding. The awards, totaling $63,000, honor six artists in recognition of their artistic achievements as well as one artist-run organization which has presented exceptional work for 41 years. The recipients include Frank Licato of Weehawken, who co-founded Hudson Theatre Works in 2013.
Licato is a director, actor, and teacher. In 2013, he co-founded Hudson Theatre Works, a professional Equity theatre company located in Hudson County, where he serves as Artistic Director. As an actor, he has worked with such theatre luminaries as Joseph Chaikin and Peter Brook. While in Boston, he was consistently named to best actor lists.
His directing credits include an Applause Award from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and a Perry Award for Best Director for “The Grapes of Wrath.” His production of “On the Waterfront” was made into the award-winning documentary, “Waiting for Budd”. He is a member of the Playwright and Director Unit of the Actors Studio.