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STAGE RAW ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR FIRST-EVER “STAGE RAW” AWARDS!

It was an awards show born in a moment of relevance. An  electrified contingent of professional Los Angeles Intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles theatre Center to support the first-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS.  Picking up where the LA WEEKLY Awards, left off, and hosted by the Celebration Theatre and the hilarious duo of Alec Mapa and Parvesh Cheena, it was a night to celebrate the best of 99-seat theatre and a rallying cry against the Equity proposal and referendum that is currently being voted on.  Impassioned speeches were given by Steven Leigh Morris and Bill Raden to open the show, followed by an introduction of the original plaintiffs in the Equity wars of 30 years ago who all received a standing ovation.  One of those plaintiffs, Gary Grossman, gave a rousing speech as he presented the “Queen of the Angels” award to Rebecca Metz, who brought down the house with her heartfelt message of community and standing up for what is right in the face of adversity.  The emotion in the room was palpable from start to finish and it was a fitting start to a tradition that it sure to last for decades to come!

The award recipients for the 2014 STAGE RAW Awards are as follows:

 

Fight Choreography

Ahmed Best, Backyard, Echo Theater Company

 

Video/Projection Design

Hana S. Kim, The Ugly One, Ensemble Studio Theatre/L.A.

 

Queen of the Angels

Rebecca Metz

 

Adaptation

Aaron Posner, Stupid Fucking Bird, Circle X Theatre Company and Theatre @ Boston Court

 

Playwriting

Benjamin Brand, Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company

 

Sound Design

Christopher Moscatiello, Penelope, Rogue Machine

 

Career Achievement

Jon Lawrence Rivera

 

Lighting Design

Pablo Santiago, The Brothers Size, The Fountain Theatre

 

Costume Design

Jenny Foldenauer, Everything You Touch, Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick 

Playwrights Theater

 

Set Design

DeAnne Millais, Taste, Sacred Fools Theatre Company

 

Production Design

Everything You Touch, Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

 

Two Person Performance

Donal Thoms-Cappello and Chris L. McKenna, Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company

 

Supporting Female Performance

Kelli Anderson, One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions/Theatre Planners

 

Supporting Male Performance

Joel Polis, My Name Is Asher Lev, The Fountain Theatre

 

Male Comedy Performance

Hugo Armstrong, The Behavior of Broadus, Burglars of Hamm and Sacred Fools

Theater Company

 

Female Comedy Performance

Ann Noble, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, LGBT’s Davidson/Valenti Theatre

 

Solo Performance

Ben Moroski, The Wake, Theatre Asylum

 

Comedy Ensemble

The Ugly One, Ensemble Studio Theatre/L.A.

 

Ensemble

The Wedding Band, The Anteaus Company

 

Original Music

Matt Almos, Brendan Milburn and Burglars of Hamm, The Behavior of Broadus,

      Burglars of Hamm and Sacred Fools Theater Company

 

Choreography

Ken Roht, The Behavior of Broadus, Burglars of Hamm and Sacred Fools Theater

Company

 

Leading Female Performance

Cara Pifko, O Réjane, Bootleg Theatre

 

Leading Male Performance

David Selby, A Delicate Balance, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

 

Musical Direction

John Ballinger, The Behavior of Broadus, Burglars of Hamm and Sacred Fools Theater Company

 

Comedy Direction Award

Stuart Gordon, Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company

 

Direction Award

Jessica Kubzansky, Everything You Touch, Theater @ Boston Court and Rattlestick

 Playwrights Theater

 

Musical of the Year Award

The Behavior of Broadus, Burglars of Hamm and Sacred Fools Theater Company

 

Revival Production Of The Year Award (of a 20th- or 21st-century work)

Wedding Band, The Antaeus Company

 

Production Of The Year Award

Everything You Touch, Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

 

 

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