THE JOSHUA PLANT Takes Top Honors at 2014 Tabby Awards; Winners Announced!
The Joshua Plant, which made its world premiere at CAT Theatre in January, took top honors at CAT's 2014 Tabby Awards, held Sunday, July 20. Written by Amy Berlin and P. Ann Bucci, The Joshua Plant was the winner of CAT's 50th Anniversary Original Play contest and was chosen from dozens of entries. The Joshua Plant began as a ten-minute play that was a finalist in the 2005 Chicago Dramatist Fall Ten Minute Workshop. Since then, it has had three developmental readings with Phoenix Theatre and a staged reading at the Pandora Festival, as well as a reading at the Richmond Public Library as part of the Richmond Writer's series.
Diego Salinas received the Best Actor award for his role as a teenager with autism in The Joshua Plant. Donna Marie Miller received Best Actress award for her role in Enchanted April. Amy Berlin was named Best Director for Leaving Iowa.
The full list of awards follows:
Best Show: The Joshua Plant
Best Director: Amy Berlin for Leaving Iowa
Best Actor: Diego Salinas in The Joshua Plant
Best Actress: Donna Marie Miller in Enchanted April
Best Supporting Actor: Aaron Orensky in The Joshua Plant
Best Supporting Actress: Susan Garber in Enchanted April
Best Set Design: Tony Turner for Enchanted April
Best Costume Design: Charlotte Scharff for Enchanted April
Best Lighting Design: Alan Armstrong for Enchanted April
Best Sound Design: Buddy Bishop for Enchanted April
Lifetime Achievement Award: Buddy Bishop
Top Cat: Mike Fletcher
Gary Wade Volunteer Award: The Follmer Family