On April 9, 2018 at Goodman Theatre, theatre professionals, cabaret lovers and supporters of Season of Concern noshed on h'ordeuvres, sipped on signature cocktails, tried their luck at winning over $10,000 worth of raffle prizes, enjoyed a cabaret showcase featuring E. Faye Butler and Honey West, and cheered the 2018 Larry Sloan Award Recipients.
The Larry Sloan Awards were created 10 years ago to honor the life and life-work of Season of Concern's first Executive Director, who died at age 35 of AIDS complications in 1995. This year's recipients included Business Manager of The Mercury Theatre, Eugene Dizon who was presented with the Legacy Award for his trailblazing efforts on behalf of Season of Concern. Artistic Director of Northlight Theatre, B.J. Jones accepted the Advocate Award for his steadfast support of our mission, and Heidi Stillman, Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre accepted the Heritage Award for Lookingglass Theatre's long history of support.
We exceeded our fundraising goal by $5000.00.
Special thanks to our 2018 Sponsors: Actor's Equity Association; The Actor's Fund; Broadway in Chicago and Goodman Theatre, and to our media and food and drink sponsors: Windy City Times; Footlights; Corner Bakery, Calihan; Jewel to Go; Petterinos and Reno's. We would also like to thank the many theatres who donated gift items for the raffle and the time and talents of E. Fay Butler, Honey West, Christine Bunuan, Ariana Burks, Sydney Charles, Matt Crowle, Mark D. Kaplan, Colette Todd, Nancy Voigts, Mark Elliott and Steve Scott.