Enjoy Richard Brusky's portfolio of images of local Las Vegas performing arts groups that was shared at the awards.
"Last year it was our privilege to create the first ever Valley Theatre Hero Award, which was presented to the beloved theatre practitioner David Sankuer. To further honor that premiere recipient, the award was said to be forever after known as the David Sankuer Hero Award. Sadly, we lost David shortly after that moving presentation, but his legacy, and the award live on. The David Sankuer Award honors individuals for significant achievement in the promotion of excellence in the highest standards of theatrical production and performance. Our 2017 honoree more than meets those criteria." - James Sohre, EMAV Valley Theatre Awards MC
"Since I first arrived in Las Vegas, and began forging relationships with various performing arts programs, I quickly became aware of the tremendous contributions made by photographer Richard Brusky. There seemed to be no performance that was not documented by his revelatory photographs. In fact, he was so prolific, I wondered if there might be two of him.
Richard is not only a generous artist, donating his time and talent, he is also a diehard fan, and will return as an audience member to see productions he has already photographed. His passion for our art form is evident in the detailed, evocative images he so meticulously produces for our benefit." - James Sohre, EMAV Valley Theatre Awards MC
Richard Brusky was unable to be present for the ceremony, but The Valley Awards caught up with him to record these wonderful remarks.