PowPAC 1998/1999 SEASON AWARD NOMINATIONS

WINNERS (ITALIZED)

Category
Nominee(s)
Play(s)
HouseKathy McCafferty
Terry Eisenhower
Kathy McCafferty
Tribute
Closer Than Ever
The Glass Menagerie
Sound DesignTom Crenshaw
Brett Bohart
Tom Crenshaw
The Twilight of the Golds
Tribute
Dearly Departed
LightingJim Millard
Jim Millard
Russ Orr
Tribute
Closer Than Ever
The Glass Menagerie
Set DesignDiane Truett
Danny Campbell
Diane Truett
The Twilight of the Golds
Closer Than Ever
The Glass Menagerie
Costume DesignKaitlin Quinn
Linda Froedeson
Sherrie Colbourn
The Twilight of the Golds
Dearly Departed
The Glass Menagerie
Technical EffectsJim Millard (Slide Show)Tribute
Actress
Lead Role
Christine Bain (Suzanne)
Eileen Ivey (Reynelle)
Robin Christ (Anna)
The Twilight of the Golds
Dearly Departed
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
Actor
Lead Role
David Kelso (David)
Tony Eisenhower (Scottie)
Rob Tyler (Tom)
The Twilight of the Golds
Tribute
The Glass Menagerie
Actress
Major Supporting Role
Teresa Henning (Lucille)
Linda Orr (Suzanne)
Kathryne Lynne Vaughan (Laura)
Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed
The Glass Menagerie
Actor
Major Supporting Role
Lou Dominic (Lou)
Brent Stringfield (Junior)
Jim Payton(Ray-Bud)
Jonathan Sachs (Jim)
Tribute
Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed
The Glass Menagerie
Actress
Minor Supporting Role
Leslie Belfor (Hillary)
Kathryne Lynne Vaughan (Nadine/Juanita)
Kristine KaCee (Delightful/Veda)
Tribute
Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed
Actor
Minor Supporting Role
Randolph Howell (Royce)
Lou Dominic (Clyde)
Tom Raftery (Rev Hooker/Norval)
Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed
Ensemble WorkLee Karin Lampard/Sandy Campbell/Drew Martini/Ralph JohnsonCloser Than Ever
DirectionJeannette Thomas
Russ Orr
Danny Campbell
The Twilight of the Golds
Dearly Departed
Closer Than Ever
ProductionRuss and Linda Orr
Annette Spadafore/Kathy McCafferty
Terry Eisenhower
The Twilight of the Golds
Dearly Departed
Closer Than Ever
President's Award
Nan Katona


SIX TARANTULAS ON AN ANGEL FOOD CAKE

A ten-minute play is a streak of theatrical lightning. It doesn't last long, but its power can stand your hair on end. Not long ago, a ten-minute play might have seemed like a gimmick or novelty item, or even an alarming indication of our culture's diminished attention span; a kind of theatrical sound bite. With incredible speed, the ten-minute play has emerged as a recognized art form, practiced by such master craftsmen as Tony Kushner, Romulus Linney, John Patrick Shanley, Megan Terry and August Wilson, as well as by newly emerging writers.

The ten-minute play made its official debut at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's 1977 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Producing Director Jon Jory, the father of the genre, has said, "They are the American theatre's haiku. They must, by nature, imply rather than explain. They often depend on metaphor to extend their reach. They stick like glue in the mind because the viewer remembers the whole play."

There is no room for slack in a ten-minute play. The sheer economy of the form demands both precision and boldness. You have to start strong and end stronger, like a sprinter completing a hundred yard dash.

While editing this book, we read hundreds of ten-minute plays. Many of them seemed to blur together, but the good ones, to quote Raymond Chandler, "stood out like a tarantula on a slice of angel food cake." We were amazed by the diversity and distinctiveness of the playwrights' voices, and the rich complete worlds conjured up in a few daring strokes; stunning examples of "less is more."

--Eric Lane & Nina Shengold

From the book Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays

May 1996



APRES OPERA by Michael Bigelow Dixon & Valerie Smith
PeterJonathan Sachs
LaurelMichele Guleti
KarenLeslie Belfor
DuncanTom Raftery
SCRUPLES by Jon Jory
LoisKathkryne Vaughan
JaneLori Pennington
MartiJulie Anderson
Mrs. DobbsLeslie Belfor
Mr. SkilesDave Hibler
GOLDEN ACCORD by Wole Soyinka
LonestoneJim Clevenger
SergeantMichael Rasberry
AnnabelleTeresa Henning
THE MAN WHO COULDN'T DANCE by Jason Katims
GailKathryne Vaughan
EricTom Raftery
THE INTERROGATIN by Murphy Guyer
ManDavid Kelso
WomanLori Pennington
DOWNTOWN by Jeffrey Hatcher
BrettDave Hibler
SaskiaMichele Guisti
JDavid Hough


PRODUCTION CREW
ProducerKathy McCaffertySound DesignDavid Kelso
Producerrenee levineSound Executionrenee levine
DirectorDavid KelsoCostumesThe Cast, Kathy McCafferty & renee levine
DirectorBrent A. StringfieldPropsKathy McCafferty & renee levine
Stage ManagerJessica UmhofferHouse Managers & HospitalityHost Theatres
Stage CrewThe CastProgramDavid Kelso & Annette Apadafore
Set DesignDavid Kelso & Brent A. StringfieldPublicityThe Entire Crew
Lighting DesignJim Millard & David KelsoTechnical EffectTony Eisenhower
Lighting ExecutionJim Clevenger, David Kelso & Kathy McCafferty


AUBREY AWARD NOMINATIONS

July 1999

POWPAC LEADS THEM ALL WITH 38 NOMINATIONS

It is a great honor to be nominated. PowPAC can be very proud of the accomplishments of these thespians that have been nominated. The competition is extremely stiff. By having all these nominations it shows the extremely high caliber of our theatre and the people who make it happen!

Category
Nominee(s)
Play(s)
House ManagementTerry EisenhowerCloser Than Ever
House ManagementKathy McCaffertyDearly Departed, Glass Menagerie, Tribute
Sound Design in a Comedy or DramaTom CrenshawDearly Departed, Glass Menagerie
Lighting Design in a Comedy or DramaRuss OrrTwilight of the Golds
Lighting Design in a MusicalJim MillardCloser Than Ever
Set Design and Dressing in a MusicalDanny CampbellCloser Than Ever
Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama Robin Christ, Karen LustAnd Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
Actress in a Leading Role in a DramaGwenda MeaselGlass Menagerie
Actress in a Leading Role in a DramaChristine E. BainTwilight of the Golds
Actor in a Leading Role in a ComedyTony EisenhowerTribute
Actor in a Leading Role in a DramaDavid KelsoTwilight of the Golds
Actress in a Major Supporting Role in a ComedyTeresa Henning, Linda OrrDearly Departed
Actress in a Major Supporting Role in a ComedyKathryne Lynne Vaughan, Bonnie J. StoneTribute
Actress in a Major Supporting Role in a DramaKathryne Lynne VaughanGlass Menagerie
Actress in a Major Supporting Role in a DramaMarlene GorelowTwilight of the Golds
Actor in a Major Supporting Role in a ComedyLou DominicTribute
Actor in a Major Supporting Role in a Drama Robert DeLilloTwilight of the Golds
Actress in a Minor Supporting Role in a ComedyKathryne Lynne Vaughan, Kristine KaceeDearly Departed
Actress in a Minor Supporting Role in a ComedyLeslie BelforTribute
Actor in a Minor Supporting Role in a ComedyRandolph Howell, Lou Dominic, Tom RafteryDearly Departed
ChoreographyHolly McDonaldCloser Than Ever
Direction of a ComedyRussell Orr Dearly Departed
Direction of a ComedyDavid KelsoTribute
Direction of a DramaLinda D. OrrGlass Menagerie
Direction of a DramaJeannette E. ThomasTwilight of the Golds
Direction of a MusicalDanny CampbellCloser Than Ever
Production of a DramaRussell E. Orr, Kathy ParkerGlass Menagerie
Production of a DramaRuss and Linda OrrTwilight of the Golds
Production of a MusicalTerry EisenhowerCloser Than Ever
Several musical categories, including Best Cast Ensemble and Musical Direction had but one nominee, and therefore will not be announced until the actual Aubrey Awards.


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