May 29, 2004, at Red Mills in Claverack, NY
Emily Hassell was presented with the award and Benjamin Dalton received Honorable Mention at a gala arts celebration at the Red Mill (Merchant & Ivory Foundation) in Claverack.
David Anderson, Ragnar Freidank, and Fern Sloan of The Actors’ Ensemble gave the audience insight into how they work with a play, in this case Michel Tremblay’s For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again.
The Red Mill lent itself well to the art exhibition which featured works by current and former Award recipients as well as by area artists, and also paintings by Henriette Reiss. Delightful food catered by Klara & Roseanne made it very inviting to linger and enjoy the celebration.