An informal affiliation of local arts critics have recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, visual arts and theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list of nominations. Texas Theatre and Dance's In the Red and Brown Water and Momentum were both recognized as part of this year's list.
The winners will be announced on Monday, June 5 at Cap City Comedy Club at 7:00 p.m.
View the complete list of nominees here.
Buyer and Cellar (ZACH Theatre) directed by Nat Miller (M.F.A. 2008), Costume Design by Blair Hurry (B.A. 2004)
Hand to God (Capital T Theatre), Rebecca Robinson (attended)
Lungs (Hyde Park Theatre) directed by Lily Wolff (B.A. 2011), Michael Joplin (B.A. 2004)
Rudy Ramirez (current Ph.D. candidate), A Perfect Robot
Lily Wolff (B.A. 2011), Lungs ***WINNER
David Mark Cohen New Play Award
Dust by Nicole Oglesby (B.A. 2016)
A Perfect Robot by Sarah Saltwick (M.F.A. 2013)
Underground by Lisa B. Thompson (faculty)
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Allen Robertson (M.F.A. 1992) and Damon Brown
With Great Difficulty, Alice Sits by Hannah Kenah (current M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate)
Performance by an Ensemble
Atlantis, A Puppet Opera (Ethos with The Vortex): Justin LaVergne (B.A. 2016), Jason Amato (attended)
The Great Society (ZACH Theatre): Shelby Davenport (B.F.A. 1996), Michael Miller (M.F.A. 1994)
Performance by an Individual
Michael Joplin (B.A. 2004), Lungs **WINNER
Theada Bellenger (B.A. 2006), The Adams Family
Lisa Laratta (M.F.A. 2008), Poor Herman
Jennifer Davis (M.F.A. 2009), Wolf Hall/Pride and Prejudice
E.L. Hohn (M.F.A. 2017), In the Red and Brown Water
Don Day (B.F.A. 1975, M.F.A. 1983), John
Kate Ducey (M.F.A. 2017), The Drowning Girls
Black is the New Black by Oluwaseun Samuel Olayiwola (current student)
Slowness by Jun Shen (M.F.A. 2016)
Kathy Dunn Hamrick (B.A. 1981), More or Less/The Four (Three) Seasons/"Salud"
Jeremy Arnold (faculty), Listen - With Ears Wide Open
Ellen Bartel (faculty), Ocean/Potential
Lisa Anne Kobdish (B.F.A. 2010), More or Less/Potential/"Salud"
Amy Marrow (faculty), Hiraeth/We've Been Here Before/Save Our Spaces Second Line March
Dance Repertory Theatre, Momentum (Texas Theatre and Dance) ***WINNER
Frank Wo/Men Collective, Loose Gravel: Kelsey Oliver (B.F.A. 2015), Mario Ramirez (current student), Robert Di Donato (B.A. 2016), Eric Saucedo (B.F.A. 2014)
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, More or Less: Lisa Anne Kobdish (B.F.A. 2010), Kathy Dunn Hamrick (B.A. 1981)