This article was updated on Jan. 5, 2005.
Thesps Joanne Camp and Robert Hock will receive this year’s Callaway Award, presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation to honor the best perfs in a professional production of a classic drama in the New York metropolitan area. Both appeared in the Pearl Theater Company’s production of Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid.”
Also, Carman Lacivita, who appeared in the New York production of “Rose Rage,” will receive org’s St. Clair Bayfield Award, which honors the best perf in a Shakespearean play. “Rose Rage” was Edward Hall and Roger Warren’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” trilogy.
The awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday at Equity’s Eastern regional membership meeting in the Equity Council Room in Gotham.
Callaway Award was established by Equity member Joe A. Callaway in 1989 to encourage participation in the classics and nonprofit theater.
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Previous recipients of the Callaway kudos include Kate Burton, Zoe Wanamaker, Liev Schreiber, Phillip Bosco, Laura Linney, Robert Sean Leonard, Frank Langella and Brian Bedford.
Judges for the awards are Irene Backalenick and David Rosenberg of Back Stage; Betty Corwin, director of special projects, Theater on Film & Tape Archive of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts; AP critic Michael Kuchwara; Douglas Watt of the New York Daily News; and Carl Harms, prexy of the foundation.