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Actors Kelley Curran and Thomas Jay Ryan Honored with 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award

Kelley Curran receives the 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award
Kelley Curran in VENUS IN FUR at Gulfshore Playhouse.

Kelley Curran and Thomas Jay Ryan have been selected to receive the 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Actors’ Equity Association’s Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street in New York. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director.

Kelley Curran was recognized for her performance as Hippolita in Red Bull Theater’s production of John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. Curran has appeared on regional stages throughout the country, including in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC; Venus in Fur at the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida; Anna Karenina at the Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR; and Red Velvet and The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, among others. She received her BA in Theatre from Fordham University.