Clear Space Theatre Company Announces New Board Leadership, Awards

Clear Space Theatre Company Announces New Board Leadership, Awards

Founded in 2004, Clear Space Theatre embarks on its 10th Anniversary season with new officers and fifteen awards recognizing artistic achievements in 2013.

After three years as chair of the Clear Space board of directors, Kay Ryan of Bethany Beach has turned over the leadership of the board to Chris Berg, a resident of Rehoboth Beach. Following the recent election of new officers, Kay Ryan will continue to serve as vice chair of the board. Curtis Christensen, a resident of Cadbury in Lewes, was elected as the board's new treasurer. Joan Thomas, also of Bethany Beach, will continue to serve as the board's secretary. "I am grateful for Kay's leadership of the board", said Wesley Paulson, Executive Director of Clear Space. Paulson adds "Kay was the right person at the right time, and guided the company through a restructuring of the organization, while maintaining the Company's focus on providing a quality performing arts experience for the community."

While welcoming new officers, Clear Space also received recognition from BroadwayWorld.com for artistic achievements in 2013, garnering the top award in 15 out of 27 categories. The full listing of awards may be found at http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/2013-BroadwayWorld-Delaware-awards. These 15 awards included:

Best Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Abby Toomey - 9 TO 5 - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Actress in a Play (Professional)
Cheryl Graves - The Foreigner - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Choreography (Professional)
Shondelle Alessi-Graulich - Radio Gaga - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Nancy Alexander - 9 TO 5 - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Director of a Musical (Professional)
David Button - 9 TO 5 - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Ensemble Performance in a play
The Foreigner - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Mary O'Neill - Sound of Music - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Erin Williams - The Foreigner - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Lighting Design (Professional)
Brendan Smith - Radio Gaga - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Musical (Professional)
9 TO 5 - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best New Work (Professional)
David Button - Radio Gaga - Clear Space Theatre

Best Set Design (Professional)
Kevin Smith - The Foreigner - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Sound Design (Professional)
Kevin Carter - Radio Gaga - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Younger Actor (under age 25)
Hunter Graves - La Cage aux Folles - Clear Space Theatre Company

Best Younger Actress (under age 25)
Dallas Diguiglielmo - Really Rosie - Clear Space Theatre Company

Doug Yetter, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Clear Space Theatre Company, said "2013 was a terrific season for CSTC, and having the artistic quality of our actors and creative teams' work recognized is a wonderful tribute. Knowing that our shows were recognized for every aspect of production is especially rewarding."

Clear Space Theatre began its 10th Season on January 31, 2013 with a production of the female version of Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE. For further information on Clear Space Theatre, including biographical information for the entire Clear Space staff and directors, please visit www.ClearSpaceTheatre.org.

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