OTAS Award Winners for 2015-16 season at Lakewood
See this post for a listing of OTAS Award winners for 2015-16 and an update on the Company's annual meeting. Both were held June 30, 2016.
LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY
ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 30, 2016
AND PRESENTATION OF
OTAS AWARDS JUNE 30, 2016
On Thursday, June 30, 2016, Lakewood Theatre Company/Lakewood Center for the Arts held its annual meeting and OTAS (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) presentation at the Lakewood Center to celebrate the closing of its 63rd season of plays and its 45th annual OTAS Awards. Emcee for the evening was Alan Shearman, a frequent Lakewood stage director and past OTAS award winner and director of Lakewood’s 2015/16 season production of Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and the Invisible Bride of Death.
Artists recognized during the evening included:
BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Pam Mahon as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha
BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL
Leif Norby as Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Malia Tippets as Antonia in Man of La Mancha
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - MUSICAL
Joey Côté as Sancho in Man of La Mancha
BEST ACTRESS - PLAY
Kelly Stewart as Rosemary Fenton in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death
BEST ACTOR - PLAY
Spencer Conway as Bullshot Crummond in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - PLAY
Stephanie Heuston as Lenya VonBruno in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - PLAY
Burl Ross as Rashid/Aunt Charlotte in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death
Sara Mishler Martins for Anything Goes
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Margaret Louise Chapman for Man of La Mancha
BEST SET DESIGN
Glenn Gauer for Man of La Mancha
BEST LIGHT DESIGN
Kurt Herman for Man of La Mancha
BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION
Alan D. Lytle for Man of La Mancha
BEST DIRECTOR MUSICAL
Greg Tamblyn for Man of La Mancha
BEST DIRECTOR PLAY
Alan Shearman for Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death
Man of La Mancha
Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death
The Betty Kingsbury Heritage Award for exemplary service to the theatre went to the Kurt Herman and Jeanne Denton for their outstanding service to the theatre.
A special Audience Award went to the stage crews of Golden Boy and Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death for their agility in managing quick set changes.
In the business/annual meeting on June 30, 2016, President Don Irving recognized and thanked retiring board members John Bradshaw, Tina Cauthorn, Gail Pemble and Bridget Smith for their many years of service to Lakewood. In official business, the non-profit organization elected Don Plumb as President and Jeanne Denton as Treasurer for one-year terms. Members elected to serve three-year board terms were Fred Breuer, Linda Brown, Joann Frankel, Cyndie Glazer, Ken Hick, Steve Jurney, Jeff Kantor, and Skip O’Neill. For a two-year term, Joanne Kantor was elected and for a one-year term Jan Coulton and Aaron Nigel Smith were elected.
The OTAS Story
The OTAS Awards are given each year to honor those involved in productions at Lakewood Theatre Company. They originated in 1971.
Nominees for the OTAS Awards (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) are judged by a panel of judges who attend all Lakewood Theatre Company shows. Performers are judged on role conception, vocal/physical interplay and performance impact on the audience. Directors are judged on conception and interpretation of the play, use of performers as groups and overall impact. All Lakewood Theatre Company members receive ballots. Ballots are tabulated by Jerry R. Woods, Attorney at Law.