SINKER, EYE ON THE SPARROW, et al. Nominated for Kevin Kline Awards
Twenty-two St. Louis theater companies are represented in the nominations for the Sixth Annual Kevin Kline Awards. Thirty plays and musicals produced in the St. Louis area during 2010 now share 112 nominations in 22 different categories for the coveted award.
The Muny received the most with 21 nominations, followed by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis with 17 nominations and Stages St. Louis with 15.
Stages St. Louis' production of the musical Promises, Promises received 7 nominations, the highest of any musical nominated. The non-musical production with the highest number of nominations was High by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, receiving 8 nominations.
Fifty-eight actors, directors, choreographers, playwrights, composers and designers, along with an additional 13 acting Ensembles received nominations. Three artists received multiple nominations.
"We are incredibly lucky to have such an overwhelming amount of professional productions and talent in the St. Louis theatre community," said Edward Coffield of the Kevin Kline Awards. "2010 was an especially fantastic year for theatre in St. Louis, of which these nominations are just one testament."
The Professional Theatre Awards Council (PTAC), a non-profit, 501c(3) organization, was formed in 2004 to promote and celebrate excellence in St. Louis professional theatre. During the twelve months of 2010, 118 different plays and musicals were evaluated by a floating pool of 45 judges. Each show was seen by seven judges (children's shows were seen by three judges), and each judge was required to submit his or her ballot within 24 hours of attending a production, thus insuring that each production was weighed on its own merits rather than in comparison to others.
The Sixth Annual Kevin Kline Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011, at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. Ticket information will be available soon on the Kevin Kline Awards website at www.kevinklineawards.org.
Avalon Theatre Company
The Black Rep
Blue Rose Collective
Dramatic License Productions
Echo Theatre Company
First Run Theatre
Insight Theatre Company
ITC/The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Max and Louie Productions
Metro Theatre Comapny
The Midnight Company
Muddy Waters Theatre
Mustard Seed Theatre
New Jewish Theatre
Non-Prophet Theatrer Company
OnSite Theatre Company
Playback Theatre Workshop
Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble (SATE)
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
St. Louis Shakespeare/Magic Smoking Monkey
Stages St. Louis
St. Louis Actors Studio
Stray Dog Theatre
West End Players Guild
Outstanding Production for Young Audiences
- "Delilah's Wish," Metro Theater Company
- "A Peter Rabbit Tale," The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company
- "Amelia Earhart," The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company
- "The Aristocats," Stages St. Louis
- "The Nutcracker," The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company
Outstanding New Play or Musical
- Jami Brandli, "The Sinker," HotCity Theatre
- Lee Patton Chiles, "Eye on the Sparrow - The World Within St. Louis," Gitana Productions
- David Slavitt, translator, from Sophocles, "Oedipus King," Upstream Theater
- Sandra Marie Vago, "Treading Backwards Thru Quicksand Without Wearing Your Water Wings," Black Cat Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design
- JC Krajicek, "Tartuffe," Mustard Seed Theatre
- Dorothy Marshall Englis, "Hamlet," Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
- John Inchiostro, "The Aristocats," Stages St. Louis
- JC Krajicek, "Crumbs from the Table of Joy," Mustard Seed Theatre
- Jess Goldstein, "High," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Outstanding Lighting Design
- Brian Sidney Bembridge, "Crime and Punishment," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
- Matthew McCarthy, "Big River," Stages St. Louis
- Matthew McCarthy, "Promises, Promises," Stages St. Louis
- John Lasiter, "High," Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Outstanding Set Design