Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Ruth M. Feldman, director of Education and Accessibility Services at Yale Repertory Theatre, will receive the 2008 Raymond E. Baldwin Award from the Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind at the 25th Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol at 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Feldman joined Yale Repertory Theatre in 2003, and is responsible for its accessibility services program, officials said in a statement. She oversees WILL POWER!, Yale Rep’s extensive annual arts and education theatre-going initiative; The Dwight/Edgewood Project, a month-long after-school playwriting program for middle school students; and a variety of artist-in-residence initiatives featuring Yale Rep artists and graduate students at Yale School of Drama, the statement said. Prior to her work at Yale, Feldman worked for 10 years at the Shubert Theater, where she created a community ticket access and education program and oversaw multiple dance residencies; and spent more than 20 years as a production stage manager, working at theatres in Connecticut and across the country. She is a founding member of the national Audio Description Coalition and trains and mentors Audio Describers.
The Raymond E. Baldwin Award recognizes an individual, civic organization, or volunteer group for outstanding contributions made for the betterment and enrichment of the lives of visually impaired and blind persons in Connecticut.

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