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2010-2011 Austin Critic's Table Awards Nominees Announced: UT Theatre and Dance Community Among Top Picks

For the 19th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list of nominations.

For the 19th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list of nominations.

THEATRE

Production, Comedy

Becky's New Car, ZACH Theatre
Playwright and Director - Steven Dietz, Department of Theatre and Dance Professor of Playwriting; Featuring Lucien Douglas, Department of Theatre and Dance Senior Associate Chair Associate Professor and Sydney Andrews, M.F.A. '10; Assistant Director - Courtney Sale, M.F.A. candidate; Costume Design - Ariana Schwartz, M.F.A. '10

Production, Musical

I've Never Been So Happy, Rude Mechs; Co-Producing Artistic Director - Madge Darlington, M.F.A. '04; Co-Producing Artistic Director - Thomas Graves, M.F.A. '08; Co-Producing Artistic Director - Kirk Lynn, Department of Theatre and Dance Lecturer, M.F.A. '04

Acting in a Leading Role

Verity Branco, re: Psyche and Rent, M.F.A. '10
Kate deBuys, Bug, M.F.A. '10

Acting in a Supporting Role

Matrex Kilgore, FIGHT, B.A. candidate
Julia Lorenz-Olsen, Hamlet, B.A. '08
Xochitl Romero, Circle Mirror Transformation, M.F.A. '10
Irene White, August: Osage County, B.F.A. '92

David Mark Cohen New Play Award

Emergency Prom, Steve Moulds, M.F.A. candidate
FIGHT, Kimber Lee, M.F.A. '11
I've Never Been So Happy, Kirk Lynn, Department of Theatre and Dance Lecturer, M.F.A. '04 and
Peter Stopschinski, B.M. '95
The Virgin of 10,000 Arrows, Jason Tremblay, M.F.A. '07
Re: Psyche, Jenny Connell, M.F.A. '09
Past: River Run, Sarah Saltwick, M.F.A. candidate

DESIGN

Scenic Design

Richard Isackes, La Hija de Rappacini (Rapapaccini's Daughter), Department of Theatre and Dance Professor of Design
Lisa Laratta, Machinal/Baal/Heddatron, M.F.A. '08
Anne McMeeking, FIGHT, M.F.A. candidate
Michael Raiford, The Drowsy Chaperone/Metamorphosis/Rent/August: Osage County, M.F.A. '90

Costume Design

Pam Friday, MilkMilkLemonade, B.F.A. '79
Jen J. Madison, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, M.F.A. '09
Proletina Veltchev, The Threepenny Opera, M.F.A. candidate
Lighting Design

Megan M. Reilly, Machinal, M.F.A. '07

DANCE

Short Work

Working the Line, Julie Nathanielsz/The Meeting Point, Fusebox Festival, M.F.A. '09

Dancer

Theresa Hardy, One, B.F.A. '97

VISUAL ART

Museum Exhibition

Becoming Tennessee Williams, Ransom Center, Charlotte Canning, Department of Theatre and Dance Professor and Exhibition Curator


The Austin Critics' Table will present awards on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Cap City Comedy Club located at 8120 Research. The public is welcome. Admission is free. View the full list of nominees in the Austin Chronicle article, Top of the Line, The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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