By Sharon - Jun 23, 2011
Earlier this month, “A Wrinkle in Time” closed and we officially concluded our 2010-2011 season. But before our final goodbye, we have some exciting news to share.
On June 13th, the Portland theater community gathered for the annual Drammy Awards and just one week later on June 20th, they gathered again for the Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards (PAMTA). OCT is proud to announce that several artists from our 2010-2011 season were honored.
The 2011 Drammy Awards:
- Outstanding Young Performer: Jack Clevenger, “A Wrinkle in Time”
- Two of our Young Professionals, Sydney Dufka and Tyler Parker, received scholarships from the Portland Civic Theatre Guild. (We were particularly tickled when Sydney stood up in front of hundreds of theater professionals and thanked OCT for the training that gave her to confidence to stand up and "own the stage!" She owned the stage, indeed.)
(Photo of Stan Foote accepting Outstanding Director award by David Kinder.)
The 2011 Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards:
- Outstanding Production, “Alice & Wonderland”
- Outstanding Director, Stan Foote, “Alice & Wonderland”
- Outstanding Musical Direction, Darcy White, “Alice & Wonderland”
Big congratulations to all the winners!
In addition, several artists that we’ve worked with won awards for productions at other companies. We’re thrilled with their achievements and proud to be working with Portland's top theater artists!
Thus, I present the Awards Recap—Reflected Glory Edition:
- Vin Shambry, who was great in our productions of “Alice & Wonderland” and “How I Became a Pirate” this year, walked away with three Drammy awards: Actor in a Lead Role (“Superior Donuts”); Musical Actor in a Lead Role (“Songs for a New World”); and as a member of Ensemble (“Songs for a New World”).
- Jeff Forbes, who designed lighting for our production “On the Eve of Friday Morning,” won a Drammy for Lighting Design (“A Chorus Line”).
- Sara Catherine Wheatley, who played Alice in “Alice & Wonderland,” won a Drammy for Musical Actor in a Supporting Role (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”).
- Justin Mark, an OCT Young Professional and Impulse Company Member, received a Drammy for Young Performer (“Last of the Boys”).
- Margaret Louise Chapman, who costume designed for “How I Became a Pirate,” won a PAMTA for Outstanding Costume Design (“The Christmas Revels”).
- Annabel Cantor, an OCT Young Professional, who appeared in OCT’s “Small Steps” won a PAMTA for Outstanding Young Performer (“Annie”).
- Roxanne Stathos, an OCT Young Professional, who appeared in OCT’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” won a PAMTA for Outstanding Young Performer (“Find Me Beside You”).
- Mark LaPierre, who designed lights and sound for OCT’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” won two PAMTAs for Outstanding Original Music and Outstanding Original Score (“Heart Beatings”).