“utter the goodness and tragedy that has brought me to this point will never be erased,” Herzfeld said in her acceptance speech. “We utter gain a common energy. We utter want the same thing. To be heard. To expose our truth. To compose a incompatibility. And to be respected. We teach this every day in every arts lesson, course.”
The award, first introduced in 2015, includes a $10,000 prize for the school’s theater program.