Monday, October 18, 2010

And the winners are...

Congrats to all of the winners and thanks to everyone who stepped up at the last minute to fill in the missing pieces (Melissa Chase, Matt Shofner, Durron Tyre, Dan Sherrier, Jessie Jennison, Bruce Rennie, and many more...). My appreciation also goes out to those who look at the big picture. Here's the list:

Best Musical
The Sound of Music (Barksdale / Theatre IV)

Best Direction (Musical)
Chase Kniffen, The Sound of Music (Barksdale / Theatre IV)

Best Actor (Musical)
Durron Tyre, Rent (Firehouse Theatre Project)

Best Actress (Musical)
Joy Newsome, Rent (Firehouse Theatre Project)

Best Supporting Actor (Musical)
Antonio Tillman, Rent (Firehouse Theatre Project)

Best Supporting Actress (Musical)
Susan Sanford, The Sound of Music (Barksdale / Theatre IV)

Best Musical Direction
Leilani Mork, Rent (Firehouse Theatre Project)

Best Choreography
Willie Hinton, Black Nativity (African American Repertory Theatre)

Best Play
Take Me Out (Richmond Triangle Players)

Best Direction – Play
Bo Wilson, Shining City (Henley Street Theatre)

Best Actor – Play
Joe Inscoe, Shining City (Henley Street Theatre)

Best Actress – Play
Kelly Kennedy, On Golden Pond (Barksdale)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Play
Jimmy Glidden, Take Me Out (Richmond Triangle Players)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Play
Carmen Zilles, Boleros for the Disenchanted (Barksdale)

Best Ensemble Acting
The Mystery of Irma Vep, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Best Locally-Developed Work
Full Plate Collection (Independent)

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
Rebecca Cairns, Servant of Two Masters (Henley Street)

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
Lynne Hartman, The Sound of Music (Barksdale / Theatre IV)

Outstanding Achievement in Set Design
Betsy Muller, Is He Dead? (Barksdale)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Derek Dumais, The Sound of Music (Barksdale / Theatre IV)


Anonymous said...

Not to really diss the awards or actors or anything, but are the roles of Tom Collins and Joanne really lead roles in Rent?

Susie said...

It's a valid question, Anon, and one we wrestled with as we made nominations. We don't pretend ours is a perfect process, and we are open to feedback, hoping to improve as we go.

A Few Thoughts said...

So how does one go about having a civil, intelligent, and open-minded discussion about the awards, politics, and such on this forum? Or is that frowned upon and should we keep our opinions to ourselves?

Dave T said...

Dear AFT,
I enjoy civil, intelligent, open-minded discussions and believe they are possible on this forum if you would like to have one. Feel free to post your thoughts and comments. This is a moderated blog so I can filter out things that I don't feel are civil or intelligent. You can also post something that is just a question to me and not for general consumption and ask me to get back to you separately (please include an email address). Feel free to email me separately as well -- my address is posted if you go to the first link on the top-left of the main page.

As far as I can tell, this year's awards generated plenty of talk. If that energy can be channeled into positive change -- with the awards, or in the community at large -- I'm all for it. I'm not a fan of bitching and moaning but also understand people's needs to vent that stuff. But I'd rather see steps taken to bolster, promote and improve versus rehash and squabble. If you are up for that, AFT, please bring it on!