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2010-2011 Austin Critics' Table Awards Nominees Announced

UT Theatre and Dance Community Among Top Picks

Christen Perez as Dani and Matrex Kilgore as James in FIGHT

Christen Perez as Dani and Matrex Kilgore as James in FIGHT
Photo by Brenda O' Brian

For the 19th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list of nominations.

THEATRE

Production, Comedy

Production, Musical

  • I've Never Been So Happy, Rude Mechs
  • Co-Producing Artistic Director - Madge Darlington, M.F.A. '04
  • Co-Producing Artistic Director - Thomas Graves, M.F.A. '08
  • Co-Producing Artistic Director - Kirk Lynn, Department of Theatre and Dance Lecturer, M.F.A. '04

Acting in a Leading Role

Acting in a Supporting Role

David Mark Cohen New Play Award

  • Emergency Prom, Steve Moulds, M.F.A. candidate
  • FIGHT, Kimber Lee, M.F.A. '11
  • I've Never Been So Happy, Kirk Lynn, Department of Theatre and Dance Lecturer, M.F.A. '04 and
  • Peter Stopschinski, B.M. '95
  • The Virgin of 10,000 Arrows, Jason Tremblay, M.F.A. '07
  • Re: Psyche, Jenny Connell, M.F.A. '09
  • Past: River Run, Sarah Saltwick, M.F.A. candidate
Liz Kimball as Polly Peachum and Kyle Schnack as Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera

Liz Kimball as Polly Peachum and Kyle Schnack as Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera
Photo by Trent Lesikar

DESIGN

Scenic Design

  • Richard Isackes, La Hija de Rappacini (Rapapaccini's Daughter), Department of Theatre and Dance Professor of Design
  • Lisa Laratta, Machinal/Baal/Heddatron, M.F.A. '08
  • Anne McMeeking, FIGHT, M.F.A. candidate
  • Michael Raiford, The Drowsy Chaperone/Metamorphosis/Rent/August: Osage County, M.F.A. '90

Costume Design

Lighting Design

  • Megan M. Reilly, Machinal, M.F.A. '07

DANCE

Short Work

  • Working the Line, Julie Nathanielsz/The Meeting Point, Fusebox Festival, M.F.A. '09

Dancer

  • Theresa Hardy, One, B.F.A. '97

VISUAL ART

Museum Exhibition

The Austin Critics' Table will present awards on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Cap City Comedy Club located at 8120 Research. The public is welcome. Admission is free. View the full list of nominees in the Austin Chronicle article, Top of the Line, The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards.