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Ginny Louloudes's Remarks // Curtain Call 2015

Curtain Call is A.R.T./New York’s annual meeting. The event is an opportunity for the nonprofit theatre community to come together for an insightful and celebratory evening. The program includes the DeWitt Stern Local Hero Awards, The Keynote Address, State of the Industry Remarks by Ginny Louloudes, and a post-event reception.

Curtain Call 2015 was held Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre. The Keynote Address was delivered by Lear deBessonet.


The Keynote Address

The Keynote Address gives a prominent figure in the arts a platform to express his or her thoughts, concerns, and belief in the importance of the arts. Past speakers include Lear deBessonet, Richard Nelson, Teresa Rebeck, Kate Levin, and Lynn Nottage.

Archive of Past Keynote Addresses »

Read Lear deBessonet's Keynote from Curtain Call 2015 » 


The DeWitt Stern Local Hero Awards

The Local Hero Awards provide A.R.T./New York members with an opportunity to nominate and honor local vendors and business owners whose support and assistance have made an invaluable contribution. Nonprofit theatres frequently rely on the donations and in-kind contributions of businesses to make their work and events a success. The Local Hero Awards recognize the bond that theatres have to the businesses within their communities by showcasing vendors and proprietors who have gone above and beyond to lend a hand to the theatres.

2015 DeWitt Stern Local Heroes

  • Toshiko Mori, Founder, Toshiko Mori Architects
        Nominated by A.R.T./New York
  • Hye-Young Chung, Toshiko Mori Architects
        Nominated by A.R.T./New York
  • Jo-Ann Makovitzky and Marco Moreira, Owners, The Fourth Restaurant
        Nominated by Classic Stage Company
  • Shira Marguiles, Licensed Massage Therapist, Touch of Care Massage
        Nominated by I.D.E.A.S
  • Eddie Dowling, Owner, The Padded Wagon
        Nominated by Irish Repertory Theatre
  • Keith Sherman, Keith Sherman Associates
        Nominated by New York Musical Theatre Festival
  • Benjamin Heemskerk, The Castello Plan
        Nominated by The Actors Theatre Workshop
  • Johnny Griffin and Roger Herr, South's Bar and Restuarant
        Nominated by The Flea Theater
  • Ilona Drozdzik, Fashion designer, drozdzik
        Nominated by New Worlds Theatre Project, Inc.


State of the Industry Remarks by Ginny Louloudes

A.R.T./New York Executive Director, Ginny Louloudes addresses the entire membership about issues relevant to the industry and to praise the theatres for the incredible work they produce year after year.

Archive of past State of the Industry Remarks »


Curtain Call is generously supported by:
Dewitt Stern  Theatermania



Header: David Greenspan, Ugo Chukwu, Rachel Claire, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary and Susan Hyon in the Target Margin Theater production of The (*) Inn (photo by Erik Carter)