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Theatre School alumnus wins OBIE Award

The Theatre School at DePaul University
(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Arturo Luís Soria, who graduated from The Theatre School in 2009 with a BFA in Acting, won an OBIE Award for best performance for his one-man play "Ni Mi Madre" at the 66th OBIE Awards ceremony Feb. 27 in New York City.

Arturo Luís Soria
(Photo courtesy of Arturo Luis Soria)

Presented by the American Theatre Wing, the OBIE Awards honor Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway artistry.

Soria said during his acceptance speech, "I started writing this 15 years ago, and it was a class assignment [at DePaul]. I had high hopes for it then.

"This play has taken me around the world," Soria added. "It has taken me to Brazil, to Portugal, to the backroom of a bar and to a festival, to a classroom and Off-Broadway to the OBIE Awards."

Russell Dorn is a manager of news and integrated content in the University Marketing and Communications division.