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Kathryn V. Lamkey Award


Pictured (l to r): Dev Kennedy, E. Faye Butler, Tom Joyce and Sean F. Taylor at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre for Actors’ Equity Association’s annual “Spirit, A Celebration of Diversity” event.
Photo by: Paul Peterson

The Central Region's annual "Spirit, A Celebration of Diversity" event was hosted — in grand style — by the renowned Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on March 10 at Navy Pier. The annual Kathryn V. Lamkey Award (or “The Kathy”), which honors two area members for their dedication and commitment to furthering the union’s goals for social change and inclusion, was presented to long-time members, E. Faye Butler and Tom Joyce.

Butler, a Central Region Board Member, is also the Central Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Chair. Joyce, recently retired from Equity's Council and the Central Regional Board, continues to hold a seat as a Trustee on the Equity-League Pension and Health Trust Fund.

On hand to present Butler and Joyce with the honor was Central Regional Vice President Dev Kennedy and Central Regional Director Sean F. Taylor.



Award pages:

Arizona Theatre Service
Diversity on Broadway

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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