North Bay Artists & Companies Snag 52 Noms for 2019 TBA Awards

Theatre Bay Area has announced the nominees for their 6th Annual TBA Awards and North Bay artists and companies have snagged 52 nominations. The awards will be presented on Monday, November 4th 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 I: 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 I. Companies operating with LORT or BAT contracts but an annual budget below $1M may choose to participate in Tier I or Tier II. Tier I productions must be seen by a minimum of 12 adjudicators.

Tier II: 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 II or Tier III. Tier II productions must be seen by a minimum of 9 adjudicators.

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

Here are the North Bay-related nominations:

Design Awards

Properties Design

Tier II – Elizabeth Bazzano for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company

Costume Design

Tier III – Adrianna Gutierrez for Uncle Vanya at Birdbath Theatres

Lighting Design

Tier II – Eddy Hansen for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company 

Sound Design

Tier II – Jessica Johnson for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company 
Tier III – Joe Winkler for The Nether at Left Edge Theatre

Creative Specialties

Tier II – Richard Turtletaub for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company

Performance in a Play Awards

Ensemble

Tier II – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier III – Drumming with Anubis at Left Edge Theatre
            Hand to God at Left Edge Theatre
            The Nether at Left Edge Theatre
            Rapture, Blister, Burn at Lucky Penny Productions

Performance in a Featured Role

Tier I – Alfredo Huereca for The Who & The What at Marin Theatre Company
           Denmo Ibrahim for The Who & The What at Marin Theatre Company
Tier II – Gina Alvarado for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company
            Bronwen Shears for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company
            David L. Yen for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier III – Pilar Gonzales for Rapture, Blister, Burn at Lucky Penny Productions
            Tim Setzer for Arsenic and Old Lace at Sonoma Arts Live

 Performance in a Principal Role

Tier I – Steven A. Jones for How I Learned What I Learned at Marin Theatre Company
Tier II – Elijah Pinkham for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier III – Dean Linnard for Hand to God at Left Edge Theatre
            Chris Schloemp for Drumming with Anubis at Left Edge Theatre 
            Michael Ray Wisely for Rapture, Blister, Burn at Lucky Penny Productions
            David L. Yen for The Nether at Left Edge Theatre

Performance in a Musical Awards

Ensemble

Tier II – Million Dollar Quartet at 6th Street Playhouse
Tier III – Bingo! The Winning Musical at Lucky Penny Productions
           Legally Blonde at Marin Musical Theatre
           My Fair Lady at Sonoma Arts Live

Performance in a Featured Role

Tier III – Dani Beem for Legally Blonde at Marin Musical Theatre
            Emily Dwyer for Spring Awakening at Marin Musical Theatre Company
            Tim Setzer for My Fair Lady at Sonoma Arts Live

Performance in a Principal Role

Tier IINick Kenrick for Million Dollar Quartet at 6th Street Playhouse
Tier III – Jake Gale for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Novato Theater Company
           Sarah Wintermeyer for My Fair Lady at Sonoma Arts Live

Choreography and Direction Awards

Choreography

Tier III – Staci Arriaga for My Fair Lady at Sonoma Arts Live
            Katie Wickes for Legally Blonde at Marin Musical Theatre

Fight Choreography

Tier II – Marty Pistone for Hamlet at Spreckels Theatre Company
           Marty Pistone for Moon Over Buffalo at 6th Street Playhouse
Tier III – Richard Squeri for Deathtrap at Ross Valley Players
            Richard Squeri for Uncle Vanya at Birdbath Theatres

Music Direction

Tier II – Cesar Cancino for Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter at Cinnabar Theater
Tier III – Jake Gale for Spring Awakening at Marin Musical Theatre

Direction of a Play

Tier I – Margo Hall for How I Learned What I Learned at Marin Theatre Company
Tier II – Elizabeth Craven for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier III – David Abrams for Uncle Vanya at Birdbath Theatres

Production Awards

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Tier II – Million Dollar Quartet at 6th Street Playhouse
Tier III – My Fair Lady at Sonoma Arts Live

Outstanding Production of a Play

Tier I – How I Learned What I Learned at Marin Theatre Company
Tier II – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Spreckels Theatre Company
Tier III – Drumming with Anubis at Left Edge Theatre
           Hand to God at Left Edge Theatre

Outstanding World Premiere Play

David Templeton for Drumming with Anubis at Left Edge Theatre

Click HERE for a complete listing of this year’s nominees.

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