Trevor Nunn is the winner of the 1999 Joe A. Callaway Award for "excellence in the craft of direction and/or choreography." Nunn was selected for the honor for his direction of Tennessee Williams' "Not About Nightingales," staged at Circle in the Square last season. Among the distinguished field of nominees were Howard Davies for "The Iceman Cometh," Richard Eyre for "Amy's View," Robert Falls for "Death of a Salesman," Derek Anson Jones for "Wit," and Patrick Marber for "Closer."
Honorable mention was awarded to director Mark Brokaw for his work on "The Dying Gaul" and "This Is Our Youth."
The Callaway Award carries a cash stipend provided for by an endowment left by its eponymous benefactor. Nunn will be presented with the honor at the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) national membership meeting on Nov. 15 at Sardi's restaurant.
Learning How to Go Commercial
If you've ever wondered how to produce commercial theatre, here's a program that may be of interest to you.
Now in its 18th year, the Commercial Theater Institute is offering an intense 14-week program which will present factual information on all aspects of commercial theatre producing, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, and productions for the road, with special emphasis on the relationship between not-for-profit and commercial theatre.
Candidates for the program must be nominated by members of the League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc., The League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM), the artistic or management head of a LORT theatre, an entertainment attorney, or a past participant of a CTI 14-week program.
Twenty-five individuals will be invited to participate in the 14-week program, which meets Monday evenings, 7-10 pm, Feb. 7 through May 8. There is a $495 registration fee. Session leaders include producers, general managers, entertainment lawyers, press agents, and other theatre professionals.
For a nominating form, contact Frederic B. Vogel, Commercial Theater Institute, 250 W. 57th St., Suite 1818, NYC 10107.
The nominating deadline is Mon., Dec. 6.
Seminar on Piano Accompanists
Need a piano accompanist and don't know where to find a good one or what to look for in an accompanist?
Well, the Eastern Regional Principal Audition Committee will sponsor a seminar on "The Role of the Audition Piano Accompanist" on Tues., Nov. 30, at 6 pm, in the Audition Center on the second floor of the Equity Building, 165 W. 46th St., NYC.
Sandy Campbell, a prominent piano accompanist, as well as other accompanists and casting directors will be in attendance to answer questions and advise members on musical auditions.
Admission is on a first-come basis and only active Actors' Equity members may attend.