The 2008/2009 Tiny Awards for Excelence in Theater (that I’ve seen)

It’s the beginning of another academic year, so that means I’m at my deadline for announcing the Tinies, recognizing the best theater that I’ve seen this year.  So without further ado, here are the 2008/2009 Tyne Awards for Excellence in Theater that I’ve Seen:

Best Broadway Play: The American Plan (Manhattan Theater Club)

Best Off-Broadway Play: Clay (Matt Sax)

Best Short Play: Good Night Lovin’ Trail (John Patrick Bray)

Best Theatrical Event: The Blockhead (Ripley’s Believe It or Not)

Best Musical Event: The Composer Is Dead (Lemony Snicket)

Best Actor: Matt Sax (Clay)

Best Actress: Mary Louise Parker (Heda Gabler)

Best Actor in a Short Play: Billy Fenderson (Party Girl)

Best Actress in a Short Play: Olivia Roric (Good Night Lovin’ Trail)

Best Improv Group: Phil & I (Phil Wells and J Hobart B)

Best Improv Show: Fool’s Journey (Neutrino)

Best Improv Actor: Nick Ross (Wilder)

Best Improv Actress: Beth Appel (Sharktank)

Best Direction in a Play: David Grindley (The American Plan)

Best Direction of a Short Play: Akia (Good Night Lovin’ Trail)

Best Choreography: Matt Sax (Clay)

Best Live Music: The Orchestra of St. Lukes (The Composer Is Dead)

Best Sound Design: Joshua Horvath (Clay)

Best Scenic Design: Meghan Raham (Clay)

Best Costume Design: Ann Roth (Heda Gabler)

Best Lighting Design: Jason Lyons (Clay)

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater: Ali Reza Farahnakian (PIT)

Best Theater Group/Company: The People’s Improv Theater (PIT)

Special Award: Empire Opera (for committing to paying actors…in both respect and currency…through times of economic strife)

…as always trophies are available upon request!

Announcing the 2008/2009 Tiny Awards for Excelence in Theater
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5 Responses to The 2008/2009 Tiny Awards for Excelence in Theater (that I’ve seen)

  1. akia says:

    well thanks Jason! Very nice of you!
    and yeah I’d like to request that Trophy

  2. Meghan says:

    Hey thanks! Geez (blush).. I’m honored! And yes I would like a trophy, please.

  3. John Patrick Bray says:

    Hi, Jason,

    Thank you so much! I’m glad that you enjoyed “Goodnight Lovin’ Trail.” I wish I could have seen the RSPC production. Akia has been very generous towards me and my work. Would love a trophy! 😉

    All the best, and thank you again,
    JpB

  4. Wells says:

    Thanks, man! We’re honored.

  5. Jason Tyne says:

    Yeah, everyone gets trophys but Phil…Phil already has a big ass trophy for his work.

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