ZACH Theatre is nominated for nine 2010 Austin Critics’ Table Awards, including 5 nods for Dave Steakley’s current production of OUR TOWN. The Austin Critics’ Table is an informal group of Austin arts community members composed of critics from The Austin American Statesman, The Austin Chronicle and might be good. This is the 18th year for these awards; ZACH nominations include:
- Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- Acting in a Supporting Role: Michael Amendola, Our Town
- Acting in a Supporting Role: Jordan McRae, Our Town
- Acting in a Supporting Role: Jose Villarreal, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- Ensemble Performance: Our Town
- Ensemble Performance: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- Scenic Design: Michael Raiford, Rockin’ Christmas Party
- Lighting Design: Jason Amato, Our Town
- Sound Design: Craig Brock, Our Town
ZACH stars Martin Burke from the upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, Meredith McCall, and Lauren Lane from Becky’s New Car were also nominated in the “Acting in a Leading Role” category for the original play House of Several Stories – which was also nominated for “David Mark Cohen New Play Award” for playwright A. John Boulanger.
Austin Critics Table members include the Austin American-Statesman’s Michael Barnes (arts), Claire Canavan (theatre), Clare Croft (dance), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); … might be good’s Claire Ruud (visual arts); and the Chronicle’s Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Michael Kellerman (music), Jonelle Seitz (dance), Avimaan Syam (theatre), and Robert Faires (arts).
Awards will be announced in a ceremony on Monday, June 7th, at 7 p.m., at Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research. The event is free and open to the public.