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Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, recently retired Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager of 42 years. The event, hosted by Steve Scott, will take place Monday, November 14, at the Athenaeum Theatre and feature several guest speakers yet to be announced.
The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small to medium-sized ensembles. Past Corona Award Recipients include Chicago casting director Jane Alderman, Timeline Theatre Managing Director Elizabeth K. Auman, Former Steppenwolf Associate Artistic Director Erica Daniels, Goodman Theatre Associate Producer Steve Scott, Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith, League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp, and Mary-Arrchie Artistic Director Richard Cotovsky.
Drummond’s credits include 133 Goodman Productions, among them The Iceman Cometh, Race and Red. He stage-managed House and Garden during the new Goodman’s inaugural season, and previously stage-managed Robert Falls’ Tony Award-winning production of Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman at the Goodman, on Broadway and at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Other Goodman productions include Candide, Turn of the Century, Desire Under the Elms, Rock ’n’ Roll, Animal Crackers, Passion Play, King Lear, The Clean House, Finishing the Picture, The Rose Tattoo, The Beard of Avon, Drowning Crow, The Visit, The Odyssey, All the Rage, Arcadia, Another Midsummer Night, The Night of the Iguana, On the Open Road, Book of the Night, Landscape of the Body, The Gospel at Colonus and twelve productions of A Christmas Carol.
In December 2011, Drummond received the Del Hughes Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Stage Managers’ Association. He received a Jeff Award for Lifetime Achievement after 25 years of stage management at the Goodman.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and can be purchased at the event or online at www.eclipsetheatre.com Information available at 312-869-4870.