Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TPS to hand out Gregory Awards Monday

At least one Weisenheimer favorite will get some well-deserved recognition when Theatre Puget Sound hands out its Gregory Awards on Monday at Intiman Theatre. (Disclaimer: Even though the awards are named Gregory, it's not after Weisenheimer.) Terri Weagant, who was marvelous in Balagan Theatre's production of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe this summer, will be given the TPS "Members Voice" Award for outstanding actress; she received the most write-in votes in the category. Weagant won't be on hand to accept the award; she's taken Search for Signs on the road and is in Alaska.

Similarly, West Seattle's own ArtsWest will be getting the Members Voice award for best production for its staging of The History Boys, directed by Christopher Zinovitch. Weisenheimer didn't see the play, but it's good to see our local company getting some recognition. Those are the "boys" at left in an ArtsWest photo by Matthew Durham.

Several other Weisenheimer faves are also up for awards. Outstanding Actor nominees include Charles Leggett, who was super as Shylock in Seattle Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice; and Paul Morgan Stetler who starred in New Century Theatre's production of The Adding Machine. Hana Lass is nominated for Outstanding Actress for her turn as Ariel in The Tempest at Seattle Shakes.

We're lucky to live in a great theater town with so much local talent.

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