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The 22nd Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Nominations 

Wednesday, Jan 17 2001
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The following shows and/or individuals have been nominated by this newspaper’s theater critics for excellence on stages of 99 seats or less, in productions opening between January 1 and December 31, 2000, in the Los Angeles area. The awards will be presented on Monday night, April 23, 2001, as part of an interactive carnival extravaganza at the Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., downtown, hosted by Robert Prior and the Fabulous Monsters, with John Fleck, David Schweizer and other presenters to be announced shortly in these pages. Doors open at 6 p.m.; awards are given out at 8 p.m.; a catered reception will follow. Tickets for all nominees are free. Guests and all others, $5 at the door. Nominees in the Production of the Year, Revival Production of the Year and Musical of the Year categories include (as verified in a published playbill): producers, playwrights, directors, designers, actors and stage managers. The Production Design category includes producers, directors and designers. Ensemble categories include actors and directors. Seating is not guaranteed and will be allocated strictly on a first to call, first served basis. To RSVP, or to request further clarification, call (323) 993-3693. Checks may be sent to L.A. Weekly, c/o Lisa Yu, 6715 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, but must be received by April 18. The new category of Short Plays refers to plays falling somewhere between a one-act and a full-length play. The full-length Play Writing award comes with a cash prize made possible by the generosity of A.S.K. Theater Projects.

PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

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The Akhmatova Project, Critical Mass, at the Actors’ Gang Theater

The Berlin Circle, Evidence Room

The Darker Face of the Earth, Fountain Theater/BAND, at the American Renegade Theater

In Flagrante Gothicto, Circle X Theater Company, at the McCadden Place Theater

The Master and Margarita, Zoo District, at ArtShare/Hudson Backstage

Pudd’nhead Wilson, Falcon Theater

The Seagull, Actors Co-op

REVIVAL PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR (OF A 20TH-CENTURY WORK)

The Apollo of Bellac, Buffalo Nights Theater Company, at the Powerhouse Theater

The Man Who Had All the Luck, Antaeus Company, at the Ivy Substation

Night and Her Stars, Alliance Repertory Company

Saved, Evidence Room

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR

bare, God Help! Productions, at the Hudson Mainstage Theater

Forbidden Broadway: Y2K L.A.!, Tiffany Theater

Godspell, Actors Co-op

Merrily We Roll Along, West Coast Ensemble

LEADING FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Lesley Fera, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Pacific Resident Theater

Megan Mullally, The Berlin Circle, Evidence Room

Priscilla Pointer, The Road to Mecca, Fountain Theater

Suanne Spoke, A Streetcar Named Desire, Deaf West Theater Company

LEADING MALE PERFORMANCE

Paul Gutrecht, The Man Who Had All the Luck, Antaeus Company, at the Ivy Substation

Travis Michael Holder, Nasty Little Secrets, Theatre/Theater

Troy M. Kotsur, A Streetcar Named Desire, Deaf West Theater Company

Stephen Van Dorn, The Hasty Heart, Actors Co-op

SUPPORTING FEMALE
PERFORMANCE

Christine Deaver, Pathé X, Zoo District, at the Lillian Theater

Lisa Jeffrey, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery, Stella Adler Theater

Lisa Picotte, Merrily We Roll Along, West Coast Ensemble

Marianne Savell, The Seagull, Actors Co-op

Aloma Wright, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery, Stella Adler Theater

SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE

Joe Colligan, The Fiery Furnace, Eclectic Company Theater

John Fleck, The Berlin Circle, Evidence Room

Robert Symonds, The Road to Mecca, Fountain Theater

Marcelo Tubert, The Man Who Had All the Luck, Antaeus Company, at the Ivy Substation

COMEDY PERFORMANCE

Mark Brey, Speed-Hedda, Fabulous Monsters, at Evidence Room

Leslie Jordan, Southern Baptist Sissies, Delane Productions, at the Zephyr Theater

Kacy Peacock, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, the Elephant Space

ONE-ACT PERFORMANCE

Donald Agnelli, Poulet Giganticus, Theater of NOTE

Mitchell Gossett, Terminal Hip, Bottom’s Dream, at the Ivy Substation

Brad Henson, Two Men Losing Their Minds, Moving Arts, at the Los Angeles Theater Center

Jason Huber, Chet Whell’s Economic Subterfuge, Theatre/Theater

Brian Newkirk, Two Men Losing Their Minds, Moving Arts, at the Los Angeles Theater Center

PLAY WRITING

Alice Dodd/Jillian Armenante, In Flagrante Gothicto, Circle X Theater Company, at the McCadden Place Theater

Doug Field, Down South, The Complex

Cody Henderson, Carrots for Hare, Ghost Road Company, at the Powerhouse Theater

Alec Holland and Melissa Samuels, Triple Threats, Third Street Theater

Stephen Legawiec, Twilight World, Ziggurat Theater, at the Gascon Center Theater

Del Shores, Southern Baptist Sissies, Delane Productions, at the Zephyr Theater

ONE-ACT PLAY WRITING

Sheila Callaghan, New Shoes, Moving Arts, at the Los Angeles Theater Center

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