March 17, 2011 | by Michael Key
Arena Stage honors Albee

Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner (Blade photo by Michael Key)

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater honored gay playwright Edward Albee with the American Artist Award Monday. Presenters included actors Tracy Letts and Amy Morton from Arena Stage’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” as well as award-winning actor Kathleen Turner, who played Martha, the lead in “Woolf” both on Broadway and at the Kennedy Center. The American Artist Award honors an artist who has made a significant contribution to American theater.

Michael Key has worked as a photojournalist for the Washington Blade since 2009 and is currently serving as the photo editor. He has worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, on the campaign trail and in cities along the East Coast taking iconic photos documenting the extension of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and other events of interest to the LGBT community. Follow Michael

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