North Bay Companies Snag 43 Noms for 2018 TBA Awards

Theatre Bay Area has announced the nominees for their 5th Annual TBA Awards and North Bay companies have snagged 43 nominations. The awards will be presented on Monday, November 5th at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.

The TBA Awards are designed to honor excellence in professionally oriented theatre through a peer-based, Bay Area-wide adjudication process of artists and productions from companies who are members of Theatre Bay Area and pay an awards registration fee. Participating North Bay companies include 6th Street Playhouse, Cinnabar Theater, Left Edge Theatre, Lucky Penny Productions, Marin Musical Theatre Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin Theatre Company, Mountain Play Association, Novato Theater Company, Ross Valley Players, Sonoma Arts Live and Spreckels Theatre Company.

TBA divides their awards into three tiers with the intent to create an equitable system of evaluation for production aspects that can be influenced by levels of professional development and/or available resources and uses the following criteria:

Tier 1: Productions in this tier operate under LORT or BAT contracts with Actors Equity Association (AEA). Companies operating with LORT or BAT contracts and annual budget in excess of $1M must participate in Tier 1. Companies operating with LORT or BAT contracts but an annual budget below $1M may choose to participate in Tier 1 or Tier 2. Tier 1 productions must be seen by a minimum of 12 adjudicators.

Tier 2: Productions in this tier operate under some AEA contract and/or an annual operating budget of $400K or above. Companies operating under some AEA contract and an annual operating budget of below $400K may choose to participate in Tier 2 or Tier 3. Tier 2 productions must be seen by a minimum of 9 adjudicators.

Tier 3: Productions in this tier have no AEA requirement and operate on an annual budget below $400K. Tier 3 productions must be seen by a minimum of 6 adjudicators.

Here are the North Bay-related nominations:

Design Awards

Properties Design

Tier 1 – Chris Fitzer for Skeleton Crew at Marin Theatre Company

Costume Design

Tier 2 – Pamela Johnson for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Michael Ross for Always… Patsy Cline at Sonoma Arts Live

Lighting Design

Tier 2 – April George for Illyria at 6th Street Playhouse

Set Design

Tier 2 – Elizabeth Bazzano, Eddy Hansen for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Argo Thompson for Women in Jeopardy! at Left Edge Theatre

Sound Design

Tier 2 – Jessica Johnson for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company

Performance in a Play Awards

Ensemble

Tier 1 – Skeleton Crew at Marin Theatre Company
Tier 2 – Good People at Cinnabar Theater
Tier 3 – Women in Jeopardy! at Left Edge Theatre

Performance in a Featured Role

Tier 2 – Kate Brickley in Good People at Cinnabar Theater
Tier 2 – Liz Jahren in Good People at Cinnabar Theater
Tier 2 – Nick Sholley in Good People at Cinnabar Theater

 Performance in a Principal Role

Tier 1 – Margo Hall in Skeleton Crew at Marin Theatre Company
Tier 1 – Joy Carlin in Marjorie Prime at Marin Theatre Company
Tier 2 – Sarah McKereghan in Good People at Cinnabar Theater
Tier 3 – Shannon Rider – Women in Jeopardy! – Left Edge Theatre

Performance in a Musical Awards

Ensemble

Tier 2 – Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Chicago at Lucky Penny Productions

Performance in a Featured Role

Tier 2Craig Bainbridge​ for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3Tim Ryan​ for Guys and Dolls at Marin Musical Theatre Company

Performance in a Principal Role

Tier 2Sarah Wintermeyer​ for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Jenny Angell​ for Chicago at Lucky Penny Productions
Tier 3 – Tielle Baker​ for Chicago at Lucky Penny Productions
Tier 3 – Danielle DeBow​ for Always…Patsy Cline at Sonoma Arts Live

Choreography and Direction Awards

Choreography

Tier 3 – Staci Arriaga​ for Chicago at Lucky Penny Productions

Fight Choreography

Tier 1 – Dave Maier​ for Shakespeare in Love at Marin Theatre Company
Tier 2 – Richard Pallaziol​ for Pericles at Marin Shakespeare Company
Tier 2 – Richard Pallaziol​ for Hamlet at Marin Shakespeare Company
Tier 2 – Marty Pistone​ for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Zoe Swenson-Graham​ for The Game’s Afoot at Ross Valley Players
Tier 3 – Zoe Swenson-Graham​ for Pippin at Marin Musical Theatre Company

Music Direction

Tier 2 – Tim Eisman​ for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Craig Burdette​ for Chicago at Lucky Penny Productions

Direction of a Play

Tier 2 – Michael Fontaine​ for Good People at Cinnabar Theater

Direction of a Musical

Tier 2 – Sheri Lee Miller​ for Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Taylor Bartolucci​ for Chicago at Lucky Penny Productions

Production Awards

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Tier 2 – Peter Pan at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier 3 – Always…Patsy Cline at Sonoma Arts Live
Tier 3 – Chicago at Lucky Penny Productions

Outstanding Production of a Play

Tier 2 – Good People at Cinnabar Theater
Tier 3 – The Tin Woman at Ross Valley Players
Tier 3 – Women in Jeopardy! at Left Edge Theatre

Click here for complete listings of all the nominations.

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