The Joe A. Callaway Award
Lily Rabe, Matthew Rauch Receive Equity Classic Theatre Award
Lily Rabe and Matthew Rauch have been selected to receive the 2010 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation. The announcement was made today by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation.
Lily Rabe as Portia in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
photo: Joan Marcus
Ms. Rabe was recognized for her performance as Portia in Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, the Public Theatre production which originated in Central Park and then moved to Broadway.
Mr. Rauch received the award for his performance as Bosola in the Red Bull Theater production of John Webster’s 17th century masterpiece, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, performed at the Theatre at St. Clement’s.
Ms. Rabe has appeared on Broadway in THE AMERICAN PLAN, HEARTBREAK HOUSE and STEEL MAGNOLIAS, as well as Off-Broadway and in regional theatres in CRIMES OF THE HEART, PROOF and COLDER THAN HERE, among others.
Matt Rauch and Christina Rouner in the Red Bull Theatre's production of THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
photo: Carol Rosegg
Mr. Rauch, has appeared extensively at the Roundabout, MCC, New Group, and Signature theatres in New York and at the Williamstown Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Arena Stage and Hartford Stage.
The award was established by Equity member Joe A. Callaway to encourage participation in the classics and non-profit theatre and honors the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area. It includes a $1,000 check plus an engraved plaque for each recipient, which will be presented at Equity’s Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York City.
The Judges’ Panel included: Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News; Adam Feldman, Time Out NY; Susan Haskins, Theater Talk; Harry Haun, Playbill; and David Rosenberg, Back Stage.
Previous recipients of the award include Kate Burton, Frank Langella, Laura Linney, Liev Schreiber and, in 2009, Kate Forbes and John Douglas Thompson.