Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Lucy Jordan Award
Actors' Equity Association Names Stage Manager GLENN BRUNER Winner of the 2012 Lucy Jordan Recognition Award
Glenn Bruner, an Actors' Equity Association stage manager for 32 years, will receive AEAís 2012 Lucy Jordan Recognition Award, which honors an individual in the theatrical community.
The award will be presented to Bruner by AEAís Western Regional Board and Stage Managersí Committee on Monday, May 6 during a special member reception at Tucsonís historic Temple of Music and Art.
A dedicated member of Actorsí Equity Association since 1981, Bruner is now in his 13th season as production stage manager at the Arizona Theatre Company (ATC).
An enthusiastic union advocate, Bruner has fiercely guard the rights and needs of Equity members, earning the respect of his employers, industry colleagues, actors and stage managers alike. He has always taken this role to heart both on stage and off, serving as mentor to a new generation of AEA members while helping steward improved procedures and changing technologies in professional theater.
Brunerís numerous ATC stage manager credits include Woody Guthrieís American Song, The Kite Runner, Hair, Enchanted April, The Pajama Game, The Pirates of Penzance, Much Ado About Nothing, 2 Pianos 4 Hands and the world premieres of Ten Chimneys, Steven Dietzís Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Rocket Man, Inventing van Gogh and Over the Moon. Bruner has worked at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Pasadena Playhouse, CENTERSTAGE, Studio Arena Theatre, and Maineís Portland Stage Company. He was the Assistant Stage Manager for the world premiere of On the Waterfront at The Cleveland Play House and stage managed the Off-Broadway premiere of Alan Ayckbournís Seasonís Greetings. He has also been the voice for many radio and television commercials and worked for Texas Public Radio in his hometown of San Antonio.
The Lucy Jordan Recognition Award was established in 1992 by AEAís Western Regional Board to honor and commemorate the unflagging spirit of Lucy Jordan, a former Western Regional Field Business Representative, who passed away that same year. The award is administered by AEAís Western Regional Stage Managersí Committee.
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Lucy Finney Jordan began her career as a ballerina and danced as a musical chorus gypsy. She met Glenn Jordan, a Stage Manager, and fell in love, becoming a wife and mother. Later, when Glenn became a producer, she wore the hat of Associate Producer for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera. When Glenn passed away, she knew she still needed the theatre in her life, and applied and was accepted for the position of Field Representative for the Western Region of AEA.
Lucy Jordan was a friend, advisor, and confidante to principals, chorus and stage managers alike. Whether at auditions, first rehearsals, opening nights or membership meetings, her office was open to all; and her home phone number was given to, and used by, many who needed to resolve an emergency or seek an opinion. For many people in the Western Region, Lucy Jordan was the face of the union. Ms. Jordan died on May 15, 1992 and this award in her honor was created that same year.