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Spirit of Diversity Awards

Spirit: A Celebration of Diversity

Spirit: A Celebration of Diversity honors organizations and individuals in the Central Region who continue to encourage and secure employment opportunities for underrepresented AEA Members. This year’s event will take place at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, with dinner and drinks beginning at 6:00 PM, followed by the Kathryn V. Lamkey Award ceremony at 7:00 PM.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Ceremony: 7:00 p.m.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Please click here to RSVP.

NOTE: An RSVP is required to attend.


Award pages:

Arizona Theatre Service
Diversity on Broadway
Spirit of Diversity

Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Kathyrn Lamkey, E. Faye Butler

Recipients of the Kathryn V. Lamkey Award are:
Year Recipient Company/Theatre/Organization
2008 Elizabeth Geddes Chicago Agent
Harrise Davidson Chicago Agent
Jacquelyn Conard Chicago Agent
2009 Charlie Newell Court Theatre, Chicago, IL
Jack Reuler Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Dennis Zacek Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago, IL
Roche Schulfer and Robert Falls Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL
2010 William "Bill" Brown Independent Director
Ron "OJ" Parson Independent Director
Russ Tutterow Independent Director
Frank Galati Independent Director
2011 Cree Rankin Court Theatre
Michelle T. Boone Joyce Foundation
Kathryn V. Lamkey Central Regional Director, Actors’ Equity
2012 Erica Daniels Steppenwolf Theatre
Evan Hatfield Steppenwolf Theatre
Lois Weisberg Chicago’s Commissioner of Cultural Affairs
Luther Goins Central Region Business Representative
2013 Sandy Shinner Producer, Director, Theatre Instructor
Jamil Khoury Silk Road Rising
2014 E. Faye Butler AEA Member
Tom Joyce AEA Member
2015 Ellen Alberding Joyce Foundation President
2016 Barbara Gaines Chicago Shakespeare Theater Founder and Artistic Director
Criss Henderson Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director
Chuck Smith Goodman Theatre Resident Director
Henry Godinez Goodman Theatre Resident Artistic Associate

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