Pictured: About Face Theatre honored Tracy Baim and Windy City Media Group ( WCMG ) with the annual Leppen Leadership Award. Baim and Kirk Williamson accepted the award from Bonnie Metzgar, About Face Theatre artistic director. #2 Staff members and Nan Schaffer, a co-owner of WCMG.
About Face Theatre's Wonka Ball 2009—a celebration of past, present and future supporters of the theatre—took place Thursday, May 7, at Salvage One.
WCMG is the largest chain of Chicago's LGBT online and print media, and this May marked publisher Tracy Baim's 25th anniversary as an out journalist. Windy City Times, Chicago's oldest gay newspaper, is among an elite group of the top gay newspapers in the United States.
"About Face is honored to present Tracy Baim and Windy City Media Group the Leppen Award for their profound contribution to the City of Chicago," Metzgar said in a statement.