TUCK EVERLASTING Wins Big at Atlanta's 2015 Suzi Bass Awards; More Winners Announced

TUCK EVERLASTING Wins Big at Atlanta's 2015 Suzi Bass Awards; More Winners Announced

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. announced winners for the 2014-2015 Atlanta professional theatrical season this evening at the 11th annual awards ceremony held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center. Presenters included local favorite performers Denise Arribas, Tiffany Porter, Gina Rickicki, Clifton Guterman, Kevin Harry, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Chris Kayser, and Topher Payne.

There were five special awards announced at the ceremony. They and their recipients are: The The 2015 Gene Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award, given to Topher Payne for his play, Perfect Arrangement produced by Process Theatre, and performed at OnStage Theatre.

The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to the family of Jo Howarth Noonan, actor, artist and mentor, who passed away earlier this year;

The 2015 Callboard Award, which recognizes work by theatre professionals in production areas not included in the categories of the Suzi Performance Awards such as stage managers, technicians, front of house and patron staff, or others, voted upon exclusively by Suzi members. It was awarded to Elisabeth Cooper, Lighting and Props Designer, nominated by Synchronicity Theatre;

The 2015 Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Season was awarded to Theatrical Outfit;

And finally, The 2015 Spirit of Suzi Award was awarded to Inverness Productions.

As for the Suzi Awards for performance, the Alliance Theatre took home the most awards, 14 total, while Actor's Express was next in total awards with 6. Aurora Theatre was next in line, taking home 5 Suzis. Theatrical Outfit picked up 4, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company snagged 2, and Georgia Ensemble and Synchronicity each grabbed one award. A full list of winners is attached.

For further information on the awards process, becoming a Member of the Suzi Bass Awards, or taking out business or congratulation ads in the Awards Event Program, please go to HYPERLINK "http://www.SuziAwards.org" www.SuziAwards.org or email info@suziawards.org.

2014-2015 Suzi Bass Award Winners List

Outstanding Production of a Play

Edward Foote - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Director of a Play

Christ Coleman for Edward Foote - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Danielle Deadwyler for The C.A. Lyons Project - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Freddie Ashley for The Whale - Actor's Express

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (tie)

Tiffany Porter for The Whale - Actor's Express

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Joe Knezevich for Storefront Church - Theatrical Outfit

Outstanding Ensemble of a Play
The cast of Clybourne Park at Aurora Theatre

Robin Bloodworth, Tess Malis Kincaid, Danielle Deadwyler, Eric J. Little, Bobby Labartino,

Joe Sykes, Cara Mantella

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Tuck Everlasting - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Freddie Ashley for Rent - Actor's Express

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

Naima Carter Russell for Memphis - Aurora Theatre & Theatrical Outfit

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

Travis Smith for Memphis - Aurora Theatre & Theatrical Outfit

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Megan McFarland for Memphis - Aurora Theatre & Theatrical Outfit

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Austin Tijerina for Rent - Actor's Express

Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical

The cast of Chasin' Dem Blues at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Spencer Bean, Jeremy Cohen, Anthony David, Che Marshall, Maiesha McQueen,

Brad Raymond

Outstanding Music Direction

Jeremy Cohen for Chasin' Dem Blues - Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Outstanding Choreography

Dell Howlett for The C. A. Lyons Project - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design of a Play

Erik Teague for Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Actor's Express

Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play

Rebecca M. K. Makus for Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet - Actor's Express

Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play

Isabel A. & Moriah Curley-Clay for Clybourne Park - Aurora Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design of a Play

Clay Benning for Edward Foote - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical

Emmie Childers for My Fair Lady - Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical

Kenneth Posner for Tuck Everlasting - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical

Walt Spangler for Tuck Everlasting - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

Brian Ronan for Tuck Everlasting - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding World Premiere Production

Edward Foote at Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Production - Theatre for Young Audiences

James and the Giant Peach - Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Direction - Theatre for Young Audiences

The Lizard and El Sol-Alliance Theatre;

Director-Rosemary Newcott; Choreographer-Ricardo Aponte

Outstanding Design - Theatre for Young Audiences

James and the Giant Peach - Alliance Theatre

Scenic Designer - Kat Conley; Costume Designer - Sydney Roberts; Lighting Designer - Pete Shinn; and Sound Designer - Clay Benning

Outstanding Performance - Theatre for Young Audiences (tie)

Matt Baum for Lyle the Crocodile at Synchronicity Theatre

Devon Hales for Knuffle Bunny at Alliance Theatre

2015 Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award

Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne, produced by Process Theatre, performed at OnStage Atlanta

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

Jo Howarth Noonan, actor, artist, mentor

2015 Callboard Award

Elisabeth Cooper, Lighting and Props Designer, nominated by Synchronicity Theatre

2015 Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Season
Theatrical Outfit

Breakdown by Theatre (Suzis and TYA Suzis)

Alliance Theatre - 14 [Edward Foote - 4, Tuck Everlasting - 4, The C. A. Lyons Project - 2, James and the Giant Peach - 2,The Lizard and El Sol-1, Knuffle Bunny--1 ]

Actor's Express - 6 [The Whale - 2, Rent - 2, Les Liaisons Dangereusus-1, Marcus; and the Secret of Sweet--1]

Aurora Theatre - 5 [Memphis - 3, Clybourne Park--2]

Theatrical Outfit - 4 [Memphis-3; Storefront Church--1]

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company - 2 [Chasing Dem Blues]

Georgia Ensemble Theatre - 1 [My Fair Lady]

Synchronicity -- 1 [Lyle the Crocodile]


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