The Joe A. Callaway Award
Equity's Prestigious Callaway Award, for Best Performance in a Classic Drama, Goes To Joanne Camp, Robert Hock for The Imaginary Invalid
Robert Hock as Argan and Joanne Camp as Toinette in the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Moliere's THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Actors Joanne Camp and Robert Hock, who appeared in the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Moliere's THE IMAGINARY INVALID, have been selected to receive this year's Callaway Award, presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The Award honors the best performances in a professional production of a classic drama (written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area.
Established by Equity member Joe A. Callaway in 1989 to encourage participation in the classics and non-profit theatre, the Award will be presented at the Eastern Regional membership meeting of Actors' Equity Association at 2 PM on Friday, January 7, 2005, in the Equity Council Room, 165 West 46th Street, New York City. The Award consists of a $1000 honorarium and commemorative plaque.
In addition to The Imaginary Invalid, Joanne Camp has been seen in 45 roles at The Pearl, including this past seasonís MARRIAGE AND THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA. On Broadway, she appeared in DINNER AT EIGHT, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, THE SISTERS ROSENWEIG, THE HEIDI CRONICLES (Drama Desk & Tony Award Nominations), and COASTAL DISTURBANCES; Off-Broadway credits include: PAINTING CHURCHES, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, and GENIUSES (Clarence Derwent and Theatre World Awards). Ms. Camp received an OBIE for her work with The Pearl. Her film and television credits include Law & Order, Private Parts, and The Luckiest Man in The World.
Robert Hock has appeared in numerous productions at The Pearl, including this past seasonís THE IMAGINARY INVALID and MARRIAGE. Regionally Mr. Hock has performed at The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, Old Globe Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, and the Barter Theatre, and has worked with such well-known theatre artists as Joe Hardy, Michael Kahn, Brian Bedford, and others.
Previous recipients of the Callaway Award include such distinguished performers as: Kate Burton, Zoe Wanamaker, Liev Schreiber, Mary Beth Hurt, Phillip Bosco, Laura Linney, Robert Sean Leonard, Frank Langella, Kathleen Chalfant and Brian Bedford.
The Judges' Panel for the award includes Irene Backalenick, Back Stage; Betty Corwin, Director of Special Projects, Theatre on Film & Tape Archive of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press; David Rosenberg, Back Stage; Douglas Watt, The Daily News, and Carl Harms, President of the Foundation.
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Established by Equity member Joe A. Callaway in 1989 to encourage participation in the classics and non-profit theatre.