Edward Hastings
(© American Conservatory Theater)
Edward Hastings
(© American Conservatory Theater)
The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will host a memorial for the late Edward Hastings, who was one of the company's original members and served as their second artistic director from 1986 to 1992. The event will take place on Sunday, January 22at 7pm on the stage of the American Conservatory Theater.

Family, friends, and colleagues from around the country will come together in San Francisco to celebrate the life of Hastings, who passed away on July 5, 2011, at his Santa Fe home.

George Hastings, Edward's brother, will be in attendance and speakers will include many beloved faces from A.C.T.'s past and present, including: A.C.T. artistic director Carey Perloff; former A.C.T. company members René Auberjonois, Joy Carlin, Barbara Dirickson, and Anna Deavere Smith; A.C.T. directors Paul Blake and Tom Moore; former A.C.T. casting director Geoff Johnson; and award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. Former A.C.T. company member Deborah May and current A.C.T. core acting company member Manoel Felciano will perform songs.

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