Artsies Awards Announced

Artsies Awards Announced
Artsies Awards Announced
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Instead of an in-person black-tie event, this year’s Artises was virtual. The 13th Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Awards aired September 13 at 7:30. The theme was “Lucky 13,” which featured local theatre artists telling their stories about the funniest mishap that happened during a show. The traditional Artsies band provide Zoom accompaniment, while Amy Berlin and Alan Sader acted as hosts. The awards were presented by members of the Critics Circle and the Theatre Alliance Panel.

 

TheatreLAB swept the night with 10 Artsies, most of them for “Urinetown,” which won the most overall Artsies, including Best Musical. Virginia Rep received 9, including Best Play for “Fences” and a special award for Excellence in Children’s Theatre. Firehouse received 5 awards, including Best Acting Ensemble for “Passing Strange.”

 

Susie Haubenstock, RTCC President noted “The RTCC embraces the rich diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that our local theater artists bring to their craft and is proud to honor and pay tribute to the excellence they bring to Richmond-area theater.”

 

The show is available for free viewing now at Artsies.org. There were no tickets sold this year, so online donations can be made to benefit the Theatre Artist Fund of Greater Richmond.

 

Since the 2019-2020 theater season was cut short, there were fewer nominations in every category. Here’s the list of nominations with the award recipient in BOLD.

 

BEST PLAY

Fences, Virginia Rep

Admissions, TheatreLAB

Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

The Revolutionists, TheatreLAB

 

BEST MUSICAL

Urinetown, TheatreLAB

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

 

BEST DIRECTION, PLAY

Alison Devereaux, Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

Deejay Gray, Admissions, TheatreLAB

Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Fences, Virginia Rep

 

BEST DIRECTION, MUSICAL

Matt Polson, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

Kikau Alvaro, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

 

BEST ACTOR, PLAY

James Craven, Fences, Virginia Rep

Tyler Stevens, Admissions, TheatreLAB

Adam Valentine, Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

 

BEST ACTRESS, PLAY

Terri Moore, The Cake, Richmond Triangle Players

Katrinah Carol Lewis, The Revolutionists, TheatreLAB

Boomie Pederson, Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, PLAY

Joe Pabst, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Quill Theatre

Arik Cullen, Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

Andrew Firda, Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

Ron Fleming Jr., Fences, Virginia Rep

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, PLAY

Maggie Bavolack, The Revolutionists, TheatreLAB

Jacqueline Jones, Admissions, TheatreLAB

Lorin-Hope Turner, Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

 

BEST ACTOR, MUSICAL

Scott Wichmann, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Keaton Hillman, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

Alexander Sapp, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Matt Shofner, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

 

BEST ACTRESS, MUSICAL

Bianca Bryan, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

Grey Garrett, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Rachel Marrs, Daddy Long Legs, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, MUSICAL

Luke Schares, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

Keydron Dunn, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

Jamar Jones, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

Durron Marquis Tyre, Falsettos, Richmond Triangle Players

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, MUSICAL

Kelsey Cordrey, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

Adrienne Eller, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Audra Honaker, Cinderella, Virginia Rep

Michaela Nicole, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

 

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION
Sandy Dacus, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Paul Deiss, Daddy Long Legs, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Leilani Fenick, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

Travis West, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Nicole Morris-Anastasi, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

Matthew Couvillon, Cinderella, Virginia Rep

Christine Wyatt, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SET DESIGN, PLAY

Josafath Reynoso, Fences, Virginia Rep

David Allan Ballas, The Cake, Richmond Triangle Players

Tom Width, Holmes and Watson, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SET DESIGN, MUSICAL

Chris Raintree, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Tennessee Dixon, Tuck Everlasting, Virginia Rep

Tom Width, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN, PLAY

Ruth Hedberg, The Revolutionists, TheatreLAB

Anna Bialkowski, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Quill Theatre

Maura Lynch Cravey, Holmes and Watson, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN, MUSICAL

Sue Griffin, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Maura Lynch Cravey, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Jeanne Nugent, Cinderella, Virginia Rep

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DESIGN, PLAY

Joe Doran, Holmes and Watson, Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Andrew Bonniwell, Fences, Virginia Rep

Michael Jarett, Level 4, TheatreLAB

BJ Wilkinson, The 39 Steps, Virginia Rep

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DESIGN, MUSICAL

Michael Jarett, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

Bill Miller, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

BJ Wilkinson, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND DESIGN, PLAY

Nicholas Seaver, Fences, Virginia Rep

Kelsey Cordrey, The Revolutionists, TheatreLAB

Derek Dumais, The 39 Steps, Virginia Rep

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND DESIGN, MUSICAL

Jimmy Fecteau, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

Derek Dumais & Joey Luck, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Virginia Rep

Joey Luck, Urinetown, TheatreLAB

 

ERNIE MCCLINTOCK BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING

Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

The Revolutionists, TheatreLAB

Urinetown, TheatreLAB

 

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE

Lorin-Hope Turner, Stupid Kid, Firehouse Theatre Company

Dylan Jones, Passing Strange, Firehouse Theatre Company

Marjie Southerland, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Virginia Rep

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL WORK

Level 4, TheatreLAB

 

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Tuck Everlasting, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Virginia Rep

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