Awards &

NYC Outward Bound Schools

Each year the Award will recognize an individual or team that exemplifies the qualities of support, creativity, service, adventure, and innovation for a better, more just society.


Pascale Florestal, whom her nominator described as “the future of our country," has been named as the recipient of the inaugural Greg Farrell Award.

by Vanesssa Leroy

"All modes of activism are necessary and equally important in sustaining an ongoing civil rights movement. This photo story highlights several Black women in the Greater Boston area who are engaging in social justice within their workspaces through their innovative ideas, unique perspectives, and community-driven initiatives."


Author  -  HowlRound

Pascale Florestal talks about the lack of critics of color in theatre and creating the Young Critics Program in Boston, through Front Porch Arts Collective, to counter this problem.

Interviewee  -  WBUR, The ARTery

“We have to be innovative. So that means we have to lean on the people who have had to be innovative because they were left out of the conversation. That's artists of color. That's queer artists. That's artists who have disabilities. It's time for us to put them at the forefront and give them opportunities for their stories to be told.”

Interviewee  -  American Theatre

“I’m also really thinking about what it means for theatre to be more accessible. Now that we can’t physically be in the theatre, how can we bring this to everyone?”

Author  -  ArtsBoston

"When I first moved to Boston, I knew I wanted to direct theater and possibly teach, but was so unsure of what path to take...I have worn many hats and have learned so much from wearing them and hope these things can help you to your path of being an artist.

Produced by Broadway Podcast Networks, Rattle Stick Playwrights Theater and ROCO Productions; 


ISOLATED INCIDENTS follows five essential workers and their families as they grapple with anxiety and the need for honesty--and how race impacts every interaction and decision they make. The series shows that maybe all those isolated incidents aren’t so isolated after all. 

Playwright - Episode 5 Monster in the Pandemic