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11 Los Angeles Drama Critics Nominations for Orange County Theaters in 2023 – News

Taken from the press release:

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969. It is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism and to the encouragement and improvement of theatre in Greater Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Drama Critic Circle (LADCC) is proud to announce its 2023 nominees for Theatrical Excellence. This year, because of extenuating COVID concerns, instead of a live event, the Circle awards recipients will once again be announced online – but in a brand-new format.

The LADCC is thrilled to introduce a “first” for its awards ceremony.  We invite you to join us for an online streaming presentation of the awards on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 8 pm, when winners in each category will be announced during a LIVE simulcast on both Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ladramacritics/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ladramacritics).

Viewing is FREE to everyone for the online stream and audiences everywhere will be able to follow along by smartphone, computer, or other web-connected devices that can access the social media channels.  *An account with at least one of the channels, Facebook or Instagram, may be required.

The Circle also invites nominees to share (starting today) photos, short videos, speeches, and other celebratory comments, before, during, and after the presentation, by tagging our Instagram and/or Facebook accounts: @LADramaCritics. The LADCC will share them on our channels.

This year’s stream is being produced by LADCC Awards Chair Tracey Paleo and in collaboration with the LADCC President Jonas Schwartz-Owen and LADCC Website and Social Media Co-Chairs Patrick Chavis and Socks Whitmore.

Also, the LADCC is pleased to announce that for the first time in its 54-year history, that the Circle has awarded more than 90 nominations to the collective theatrical categories.

More information will be forthcoming about the stream via social media.  For now, please follow our accounts for updates and other news as we celebrate the Los Angeles theater community.

We will also be hosting a dedicated 2023 Awards page this year on the LADCC website (https://ladramacriticscircle.com/). The page will include a list of our Sponsors and the 2023 LADCC Awards Show program, which will also be available for download on the day of the Awards stream.  Sponsor and Donor information will also be available on the page.

We thank our two Special Awards Sponsors: The Black List  (https://blcklst.com/) and Kinetic Lighting (https://kineticlighting.com/), as well as our generous Sponsors and Donors of this year’s streaming awards presentation: Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger; Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI) (https://lafpi.com/);  Matt Kamimura Video, Editing & Photography (https://mattkamimura.com/); Benjamin South at Public Transit (https://www.publictransitla.com/); Storycrafting (http://www.storycrafting.biz/index.html); Sandra Kuker PR (https://www.sandrakukerpr.com/); Cruise Guys Beverly Hills  (https://www.cruiseguysbh.com/); and the LADCC’s official publicist, David Elzer at DEMAND PR.

*Circle members gathered this year for the first time since the COVID-19 quarantine to vote in person at The Broadwater Second Stage Theater (https://www.thebroadwaterla.com/) courtesy of Padraic Duffy, Bruno Oliver, and Rebecca Schoenberg.

South Coast Repertory; 8 nominations

PRODUCTION

A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Noise Within

Appropriate; South Coast Repertory

Blood at the Root; Open Fist Theatre Company

For The Love of a Glove; Center For Inquiry West

Heroes of the Fourth Turning; Rogue Machine

Kill Shelter; Theatre of NOTE

Life Sucks; Interact Theatre Company

Much Ado About Nothing; A Noise Within

Quixote Nuevo; South Coast Repertory

 

WRITING-ORIGINAL

Charlie Oh; Coleman ’72; South Coast Repertory

Bernardo Cubria; Crabs in a Bucket; Echo Theater Company

Julien Nitzberg; For The Love of a Glove; Center for Inquiry West

Dominique Morisseau; Pipeline; Harold Clurman Lab Theater

Rosie Narasaki; Unrivaled; Playwrights’ Arena and Boston Court Pasadena.

WRITING-ADAPTATION

Aaron Posner; Life Sucks; Interact Theatre Company

Tina Fey; Mean Girls; Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Octavio Solis; Quixote Nuevo; South Coast Repertory

CHOREOGRAPHY

Casey Nicholaw; Mean Girls; Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Joyce Guy; Much Ado About Nothing; A Noise Within

Marissa Herrera; Quixote Nuevo; South Coast Repertory

Jeremy Lucas; The Wild Party; Jaxx Theatricals

MUSIC & LYRICS

Susan Justin (music/Lyrics) & Diane Frolov (Lyrics); Come Get Maggie; Rogue Machine

Michael Shaw Fisher; Exorcistic: The Rock Musical; Orgasmico Theatre Company

Jeff Richmond & Nell Benjamin; Mean Girls; Hollywood Pantages Theatre

David R. Molina & Octavio Solis; Quixote Nuevo; South Coast Repertory

SCENIC DESIGN

Frederica Nascimento; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Noise Within

Evan Bartoletti; Life Sucks; Interact Theatre Company

Angela Balogh Calin; Much Ado About Nothing; A Noise Within

Efren Delgadillo, Jr.; Quixote Nuevo; South Coast Repertory

Alexander Dodge; The Engagement Party; Geffen Playhouse

Leah Ramillano; The Tempest: An Immersive Experience; The Shakespeare Center LA and After Hours Theatre Company

SOUND DESIGN

Robert Oriol; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Noise Within

David R. Molina; Quixote Nuevo; South Coast Repertory

Austin Quan & Cricket Myers; The Tempest: An Immersive Experience; The Shakespeare Center LA and After Hours Theatre Company

Alyssa Ishii; Unrivaled; Playwrights’ Arena and Boston Court Pasadena.

Laguna Playhouse; 1 nomination

LEAD PERFORMANCE

Merle Dandridge; A Little Night Music; Pasadena Playhouse

Kasey Mahaffy; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Noise Within

Ray Abruzzo; A View from the Bridge; Ruskin Group Theatre

Edwin Lee Gibson; Fetch Clay, Make Man; Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas

Eric B. Anthony; For the Love of a Glove; Center For Inquiry West

Stephanie J Block; Into the Woods; Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson

Ashley Romans; Kill Shelter; Theatre of NOTE

Nadia Marina; Kill Shelter; Theatre of NOTE

Joshua Bitton; Much Ado About Nothing; A Noise Within

Nate Memba; Pipeline; Harold Clurman Lab Theater

Camille Ariana Spirlin; SHE; Antaeus Theatre Company

Faline England; The Realistic Joneses; Rubicon Theatre Company & Laguna Playhouse

Chris Butler; The Tempest: An Immersive Experience; The Shakespeare Center LA & After Hours Theatre Company

Chance Theater; 2 nominations

ENSEMBLE

Life Sucks; Interact Theatre Company

Radical or, are you gonna miss me?; IAMA Theatre Company

Ride the Cyclone; Chance Theater

COSTUME DESIGN

Kate Bergh; A Little Night Music; Pasadena Playhouse

Angela Balogh Calin; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Noise Within

Lou Cranch; Crabs in a Bucket; Echo Theater Company

Lena Sands; Menstruation: A Period Piece; Big Little Theater Company & Los Angeles LGBT Center

Christine Cover Ferro; Much Ado About Nothing; A Noise Within

Bradley Allen Lock; Ride the Cyclone; Chance Theater

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