Artistic Director Joan Lipkin and That Uppity Theatre Company are working hard and getting noticed. Here are some of the awards we’ve received. Click on the award for more information.

Award for Disability Activism, given by the Sisters of Loretto, in memory of Sister Lucy Ruth Rawe (2012)
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Loretto's foundation, Gathered on December 8, 2012 gives this award for disability activism, in honor of Sister Lucy Ruth Rawe, to Joan Lipkin

Arts Innovator of the Year (2012)
Presented by the Arts & Education Council
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Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award (2011)
presented by the National Conference for Community & Justice

Lisa Wagaman Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service (2010)
presented by Pride St. Louis

Healthcare Heroes Finalist (2007)
This award is given by the St. Louis Business Journal.

The Ethical Society’s James F. Hornback Ethical Humanist of the Year Award (2007)
The Ethical Humanist award was established in 1976 to honor individuals or organizations for outstanding work in improving the human condition. Previous recipients include Harriett Woods, Frank Susman, Blanche Touhill, Dr. Suzanne Singer and Ann Carter Stith. Joan Lipkin is the first theatre artist to be given this award.

Missouri Citizens for the Arts' Frederick H. Laas Memorial Award (2006)
MCA established the Frederick H. Laas Memorial Award in 2002, recognizing those within the state who provide artistic opportunities to all, without discrimination of any kind.

Grand Center’s St. Louis Visionary Award (2003)
First Annual Visionary Awards honoring women dedicated to advancing the arts in the St. Louis community. Successful Working Artist: Joan Lipkin

Midwest Gala HRC Organization’s Equality Award (2002)
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) presents this award each year to an individual and an organization whose values and ideas best reflect those of the HRC.

Older Women’s League Woman of Worth Award (2002)
Honorees have made a difference in the lives of midlife and older women in the community and beyond. They have created innovative projects, demonstrated high ethical and professional standards, overcome obstacles, and serve as inspiring and outstanding role models.

Webster University’s Outstanding Alumna Award (2002)

Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis’ Special Recognition Award (2002)
Joan Lipkin received the 2002 Special Recognition from the Recreational Council of Greater St. Louis for "her continued outstanding efforts and support of disability awareness issues."

Governor's Council on Disability Inclusion Award for Community Enhancement (2001)
The annual awards recognize and honor Missouri's individuals, groups, organizations and businesses for their successful inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of employment, education, parenting, advocacy and community.

FOCUS ST. LOUIS What's Right With the Region Award for Improving Racial Justice & Social Equality (2001)
"What’s Right With The Region" recognized key organizations, individuals, and initiatives that have made a significant impact on our community.

Arts for Life Special Achievement Award (2000)
Artistic Director Joan Lipkin was presented with the Arts for Life Special Achievement Award in October for her efforts in developing the DisAbility Project.

Missouri Arts Award (2000)
This is the highest honor to individuals and institutions that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic landscape of Missouri. It was awarded to Joan Lipkin by the late governor Mel Carnahan in the state capitol in Jefferson City.

John Van Voris Award for Community Service (2000)
The John Van Voris Award recognizes an organization that has gone above and beyond in serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. It was awarded to Joan Lipkin on the main stage at Pride St. Louis.

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