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November 10, 2004

Actors’ Equity Accepting Nominations for Prestigious Rosetta LeNoire Award

Award Recognizes Individuals, Theatres, or Producing Organizations For Non-Traditional or Affirmative Casting

(November 8, 2004) Actors’ Equity has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2005 Rosetta LeNoire Award. The award, named in honor of the noted stage, film and television actor Rosetta LeNoire, was created by Equity’s Council in 1988 to “recognize outstanding artistic contributions to the universality of the human experience in American Theatre," by either an individual, theatre or producing organization, through either non-traditional casting or affirmative casting.”

All nominations should be submitted in writing, accompanied by articles or testimonials that will help substantiate why the individual, theatre or producing organization deserves this honor. Nominations must be submitted by March 15th, 2005 to:

Willie Boston
EEO Business Representative
Actors’ Equity Association
165 West 46th Street All nominations will be reviewed by Equity’s National EEO Committee. The Rosetta LeNoire Award will be presented at the Equity Membership Meeting on Friday, April 8th, 2005. A current list of honorees may be viewed at: www.actorsequity.org/equityawards/lenoire_award.html.

Press Contact:
David Lotz / Communications Director / 212-869-8530 ext 410
Maria Somma / Spokesperson / 212-869-8530 ext 425





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