Ruben Santiago-Hudson & Marlo Hunter Take Home Callaway Awards
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) proudly reveals this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2012 - 2013 New York City theatre season. This year's awards will be presented to Ruben Santiago-Hudson for his direction of The Piano Lesson produced by Signature Theatre and Marlo Hunter for her choreography of Unlock'd produced by Prospect Theater Company. The winners join previous Joe A. Callaway Award Winners including Susan Stroman (1991), Harold Prince (1993), Julie Taymor (1996), Jack O'Brien (2001), Bartlett Sher (2002), Daniel Sullivan (2004), John Tiffany (2012) and Steven Hoggett (2012).
The Callaway Award Selection Committee, comprised of current longstanding SDC Members, also selected finalists from more than 200 productions considered this season. Finalists for the 2012 - 2013 Joe A. Callaway Award are:
Ciarán O'Reilly, The Weir produced by The Irish Repertory Theatre
Tracy Bersley, The Civil War produced by Theatreworks USA
*Marlo Hunter, Unlock'd produced by Prospect Theater Company
*Signifies Award Winners
The 2012 - 2013 Joe A. Callaway Award recognizes excellence in the craft of direction and choreography during the New York City theatre season from September 1st, 2012, through August 31st, 2013, and is the only award given by professional directors and choreographers to their peers for work on a specific production. The production must take place within the five boroughs of New York City under an Actors' Equity Association contract other than the Showcase code and Broadway contract, and the artist must be a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Special thanks to our 2012-2013 Callaway Committee Members: Leslie (Hoban) Blake, Linda Burson (Chairperson), Jonathan Stuart Cerullo, Hope Clarke, Edie Cowan, John Going, Bruce Heath, Gus Kaikkonen, Sue Lawless, William G. Martin Jr., Barry McNabb, Michael Montel, and Tony Parise, who considered more than 200 eligible productions this season.