The Board of WAPAVA announced on Oct. 13 that Kahn would get the honor "for his outstanding achievements in Washington-area theatre." The award is presented to members of the Washington-area theatre community whose work is represented in WAPAVA's archive, the James J. Taylor Collection, at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and at DC's Martin Luther King Jr. Library.
The award is named for the late beloved Washington actor who is best known for his many years at Arena Stage.
The award presentation will be Nov. 8 at 8 PM in The Forum of Harman Hall, 610 F St., NW, Washington, DC.
The evening will include a 7 PM reception, at which members of the theatre community will be celebrity servers and bartenders. At the ceremony, Kahn will direct a play reading with actors from theatres represented in the Taylor Collection.
Tickets for the event are $100. A limited number of $25 tickets are available to theatre artists. For information and tickets call (301) 580-3580 before Oct. 25 or (202) 547-1122 after Oct. 25 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAPAVA is one of two Actors' Equity-approved video performance archives in the United States. Since 1993 it has recorded over 580 professional productions representing a cross-section of Washington theatres from large organizations such as the Shakespeare Theatre Company (all productions since 1995) to small, emerging ones. The video recordings in the Archive, the James J. Taylor Collection, are available for viewing at the University of Maryland's Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, DC. An online database can be found at www.wapava.org.