Theater Talk: More Artie noms, Torn Space selling (sold?) out!

Aug 7, 2020

The second wave of Artie Award Nominations went live on WBFO's Facebook page on Wednesday (final categories will be announced next Wednesday at noon) as read by a talented collection of 2019 winners (see the archives as lovingly maintained by MusicalFare's Doug Weyand). The first (and so far only) live theater of 2020-2021, Torn Space's SILENCE, is rapidly selling out. Find out more here.


Torn Space Theater's first production of 2020-2021 is SILENCE at Silo City where Covid-19 protocols are in place, including limited tickets (50), distancing, face masks, etc. Tickets are selling out. A tenth show has been added.
Credit Michael Thomas

Actor/Director/Artie Committee member (and multiple former Artie Award winner herself) Mary Craig joined Anthony Chase to announce more 30th Anniversary Artie Award Nominations at www.wbfo.org on Facebook Live. Craig and Chase were joined virtually by winners from 2019 including:

Kyle Baran who won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in Ragtime at MusicalFare Theatre,

Cassie Cameron who won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play for her role in Golden Boy at Irish Classical Theatre Company

Melinda Capeles who won Outstanding Actress in a Musical for La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny at Raíces Theatre Company

Lou Colaiacovo who won Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his role in Big Fish at Second Generation Theatre,

Augustus Donaldson, Jr. who won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for his role in Native Son at the Paul Robeson Theatre, and

Dominique Kempf who won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in Ragtime at MusicalFare Theatre.

Already announced last week were the nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Production of a Musical.

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

Kiss of the Spider Woman, New Phoenix Theatre

Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Pipeline, Ujima Theatre Company

Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Irish Classical Theatre Company

To Kill a Mockingbird, Kavinoky Theatre

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Fun Home, MusicalFare

Hairspray, Kavinoky Theatre

Nine, Second Generation Theatre

Passing Strange, Ujima Theatre Company

Toxic Avenger, Second Generation Theatre

The new announcements this August 5 included:

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE OF A PLAY

Antipodes, Road Less Traveled Theatre

El Coqui Espectacular, RAICES

Mercury Fur, Subversive Theatre

She Kills Monsters, Subversive

Two Trains Running, Paul Robeson Theatre

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Brian Brown, Passing Strange

Steve Copps, The Bridges of Madison County

Preach Freedom, Passing Strange

Chris Handley, Fun Home

Ben Michael Moran, Nine

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Bethany Burrows, The Toxic Avenger

Robyn Lee Horn, Fun Home

Maeghan McDonald, Hairspray

Michele Marie Roberts, The Bridges of Madison County

Zoe Scruggs, Cookin’ at the Cookery

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR

Ann DeFazio, Hairspray

Chris J. Handley, The Tempest

Peter Horn, Love’s Labour’s Lost

Lorenzo Shawn Parnell, Hairspray

Marc Sacco, Hairspray

Norm Sham, The Tempest

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Jacob Albarella, Miss Nelson is Missing

Alejandro Gabriél Gómez, West Side Story

John Kreuzer, Young Frankenstein

Nick Lama, Elf the Musical

Raphael A. Santos, The Toxic Avenger

Dylan Zalikowski, The Toxic Avenger

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Lucas Colon, Mercury Fur

Rolando Martin Gómez, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Patrick Moltane, To Kill a Mockingbird

Ricky Needham, The Boys Upstairs

Tom Owen, Navigators

Johnny Rowe, Pipeline

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jenn Stafford, The Toxic Avenger

Pamela Rose Mangus, Young Frankenstein

Blaise Mercedes, West Side Story

Ember Tate, Cookin’ at the Cookery

Kelly Copps, Nine

Renee Landrigan, Izzy!

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Cassie Cameron, The Antipodes

Ellen Horst, Lost in Yonkers

Kristen Tripp Kelley, The Antipodes

Aleks Malejs, Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Shantinna Moore, To Kill a Mockingbird

Emily Yancey, Factory for Murderers

And again, many thanks to MusicalFare's Doug Weyand for the Artie Archives which were consulted in preparation for this posting.