2015 Nominator Comments

Comments left by Nominators in the 2015 Season. Leaving comments is optional; the number of comments is not indicative of overall Nominator scoring.

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Favorite Acting Performances Alex Highsmith and Daniel Christensen - Blood/Water/Paint
Conner Neddersen - Twelfth Night
Rebekah Boroughs- Dump Site
Olivia Lee- Are you there, God? It's me, Karen Carpenter
All actors in Threesome
Therese Diekens- A Delicate Balance
Favorite Acting Performances All actors in the small, powerful casts of "Slowgirl" (Seattle Public) and "A Lesson From Aloes" (Thalia's Umbrella). The beautiful ensemble work in WA Ensemble Theater's "Tall Girls" and Centerstage's "For All That."
Favorite Acting Performances All The Way -
Jack Willis - LB Johnson
Kenajuan Bentley - ML King (also the Great Society)
Richard Elmore - J Edgar Hoover

Outside Mullinger
Emily Chisholm
Sean Griffin
MJ Sieber

The Comparables - the acting was top notch
Cheyenne Casebier
Linda Gehringer
Keiko Green

Around the World in 80 Days - Many of the principal performers were outstanding - don't have a list

Fast Company - the actress that played the mother - can't find her name online

Favorite Acting Performances As an ensemble, I thought everyone in Horse Girls were phenomenal! That stands out the most looking back over the year.

John Aylward as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Todd Jefferson Moore in Waiting for Godot
Favorite Acting Performances Best of Enemies at Taproot
Two Character Play at Civic Rep
Favorite Acting Performances Brian Simmons in As You Like It
Claudine Mboligekpelani Nako in Little Bee
Darragh Kennan in Othello
Jim Gall in Dog of the South
Hannah Mootz in Slowgirl
Alexandra Tavares in Othello
Everyone in Lizard Boy
Favorite Acting Performances By far my favorite acting performances of this year were Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako as Little Bee in Little Bee at Book-It Repertory Theatre, she was amazing and by far the best performance I've seen in years. The second was my EmilyRose Frasca as Margaret in Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter her voice nailed that of Karen Carpenter and she was incredible.
Favorite Acting Performances Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako - ‘Little Bee’: Book-It
Favorite Acting Performances Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako as Little Bee in "Little Bee" by Book It Rep

Tyler Trerise as Avery in "The Flick" by New Century Theatre

Bobbi Kotula as all of her roles in "No Way To Treat a Lady" at Village Theatre

Nick DeSantis As Christopher "Kit" Gill in "No Way To Treat a Lady" at Village Theatre
Favorite Acting Performances Cobey Mandarino as Darby in Slaughterhouse Five
Robert Bergin as Billy Pilgrim in Slaughterhouse Five
Carter Rodriguez as Red in Tilt Angel
Brandon J. Simmons in the Three Sisters
Anne Allgood as Hannah Pitt in Angels in America
Timothy McCuen Piggee as Belize in Angels in America
Favorite Acting Performances Collectively, as in some terrific ensemble casts:
EVERYONE in: "Revenge of the Killer Murder of Death"
EVERYONE in "Blood, Water, Paint"


Individually, but in no particular order: Evelyn DeHais in "Dump Site," Jose Amador in "El Hijo Prodigo," Darragh Kennan in "Othello," Ryan Higgins in "Live from the Last Night of My Life,"

(I KNOW I'm forgetting some, but this darned survey already erased on me once! *Sigh*)


Favorite Acting Performances Best of Enemies - C. P. Ellis played by Jeff Berryman. I was absolutely transported by Berryman, he fully embraced Ellis's humanity along with all of the ugliness. Berryman took the audience on the journey with him and I was completely transported, I laughed and wept uncontrollably, something I rarely find myself doing in a theatre.

I Am of Ireland at Book-It Rep, the ensemble cast was brilliant but it was Brian Gunter who I found particularly strong, a brilliant story teller with a seemingly endless imagination who I was always compelled to watch as he deftly shifted between characters.

From the Mountaintop, Reginald Andrè Jackson who played Martin Luther King Jr. brought the weight of this historical figure to life, making him three dimensional, human and extremely compelling.

Dear Elizabeth, Suzanne Bouchard who played Elizabeth Bishop. Bouchard brought brilliant life to what was a very challenging role in a play in which very little actually happened, despite this she was extremely compelling and had a brilliant inner life.
Favorite Acting Performances Conner and Elijah in Invisible Hand.
The cast of Outside Mullingar
Favorite Acting Performances DARRAGH KENNAN, Estragon in Seattle Shakes _Waiting for Godot_
Mr. Kennan delivered an impeccably timed Gogo whose devotion to Didi was honest and evoked all that is true in deep friendship.

TODD JEFFERSON MOORE, Vladimir in Seattle Shakes _Waiting for Godot_
Mr. Moore portrayed Didi with stunning authenticity, not missing a technical beat, and drawing us deep into his plight.

AMY THONE, Stage Manager in Strawberry Theatre Workshop's _Our Town_
Ms. Thone delivered a riveting and authentic narration for an American classic that made it fresh and new and current.

CHRISTOPHER MORSON, Ray Midge in Book-it's _Doug of the South_
Mr. Morson is an expert technical actor who levied those technical talents to breathe life and believeability into a rich and complex character.
Favorite Acting Performances Emily Chisholm & M.J. Sieber in Outside Mullingar
Everyone in Tilt Angel
Robert Bergin, Erik Gratton & Todd Jefferson Moore in Slaughter House Five
Favorite Acting Performances Emily Chisholm in BETHANY
Maya Sugarman in MARY'S WEDDING
Darragh Kenan as Iago in OTHELLO
Keiko Green in CHAOS THEORY
Connor Thoms in INVISIBLE HAND
Jason Marr in HUMBLE BOY
Favorite Acting Performances Erin Bednarz and Pilar O'Connell in Horse Girls.
Everyone in the "Secretaries" ensemble
Keiko Green in "Comparables"
Rebecca Olsen in "Talley's Folley"
Ryan Higgins and Katie Driscoll in "Live from the Last Night of my Life"
Favorite Acting Performances Everyone in The Invisible Hand at ACT
Conner Nederson in Mary's Wedding
Favorite Acting Performances G. Valmont - The Piano Lesson

Mike Dooley, DQ, and Connor Nedderson - Twelfth Night

Ian Bond - Jeeves Intervenes






Favorite Acting Performances Hannah Mootz and Kevin McKeon in "Slowgirl".
John Aylward in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
Tim Gouran in "Measure for Measure".


Favorite Acting Performances I don't have the actors' names because I'm at work. :(
MLK in "The Mountaintop"
Both actors in "Slowgirl"
The female lead in "Other Desert Cities"
Favorite Acting Performances I loved the performances in Cabaret. I thought all the actors worked at a very high level individually and as an ensemble.
Favorite Acting Performances I was very impressed with Theatre 22 and Play Factory and look forward to watching their companies grow and seeing the amazing things they will do in the future.
Favorite Acting Performances Incredibly moving and deeply talented performance by Tim Gouran in MUD at New City Theater.

Sara Porkalob (Dragon Lady) and Jennifer Jasper (Bullygirl) both brought me to tears with their words and performance in Radial Theatre Project's Homegrown Solo Performance Festival.

Justin Huertas killed it in Lizard Boy. Impeccable performance.

Favorite Acting Performances Jack Willis - All the Way and The Great Society

Devon Busswood - Dogfight

Cayman Ilika - Jacques Brel...

Justin Huertas, Kirsten deLohr Helland & William A Williams - Lizard Boy

Jinx Monsoon - The Vaudevillians

Suzanne Bouchard - Dear Elizabeth

Stephen Baker Turner - Dear Elizabeth

Emily Chisholm - Outside Mullingar

Taryn Darr - A Chorus Line




Favorite Acting Performances Justin Huertes as The Lizard Boy in Lizard Boy at the Seattle Rep

Adam St john as Katurian in The Pillowman at Second Story Rep

Taryn Darr as Val in A Chorus Line at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Cayman Ilika as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins at Village

Elijah Alexander in The Invisible Hand at ACT

Connor Toms in The Invisible Hand at ACT

Caitlin Frances as Miss Lizzie/Bridget in Blood Relations at Sound

Reginald Andre Jackson in The Mountaintop at Arts West

Brianne A Hill in The Mountaintop at Arts West

Brian David Earp as Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret at Village

Anne Allgood as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret at Village


Favorite Acting Performances Lauren Johnson as Ben in StageRight's Matt and Ben.
Favorite Acting Performances Lindsay Evans - The Children's Hour
Jeff Berryman - Best of Enemies
Faith Russell - Best of Enemies
Dan Davidson - Alice's Anthem
Darrah Kennan - Waiting For Godot
David Roby - I Gelosi
Favorite Acting Performances Lisa Viertel was one of my favorites this year. The Secretaries was so much fun.

The entire cast of Live! From the Last Night of my Life.

Keiko Green Or,The Whale

The entire cast of Dump Site.




Favorite Acting Performances Marc Kenison in Sprawl
Emily Chisholm in The Flick
Chelsea LeValley in Angry Housewives
Favorite Acting Performances Mary Ewald in HAMLET was a revelation.

many kudos to the ensemble of WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...
Julie Briskman in THE THREE SISTERS
Conner Neddersen & Maya Sugarman in MARY'S WEDDING
Robin Jones in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Alexandra Tavares in OTHELLO
Marianne Owen in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Suzanne Bouchard in DEAR ELIZABETH
Favorite Acting Performances Mary in Hamlet
Kristen Kosmas in Hamlet
the ensemble of This is a play about the... Pony World/Radial
the three Billys in Slaughterhouse 5
Favorite Acting Performances Outside Mullingar had great performances from both leading actors.
Favorite Acting Performances Pamela Reed in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Favorite Acting Performances Randall Scott Carpenter, Katherine Jett, and Kate Witt in Center Stage's production of For All That -

Anne Allgood and Ty Boice in ACT's production of Angels in America

Kody Bringman in ArtsWest's production of Dogfight

Perry Young in Village Theatre's production of In the Heights
Elijah Alexander, Erwin Galan and Connor Toms for ACT's production of The Invisible Hand

LoraBeth Barr in WET / ActLab's production of Dirty
Favorite Acting Performances John Aylward in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Bryan Gula as Danny Zuko, Solea Pfeiffer as Sandy Dubrowski, Kirsten deLohr Helland as Rizzo and Saxton Jay as Kenicke in Grease at the 5th Avenue

Connor Toms in Invisible Hand at ACT - actually all four actors in Invisible Hand were great - Elijah Alexander as Bashir, Erwin Galan as Dar, William Ontiveros as Imam Saleh!

I can't access the cast of Carousel at the 5th but the two actors who played the leads, Billy Bigelow and his wife were great!

Mary Ewald as Hamlet at New City Theatre. The best Hamlet I've ever seen. She should win the Gregory for best actress this year and the production should win best play

The whole cast in Mud at New City Theatre, especially Mary Ewald as Mae and Tim Gouran as Lloyd.

I liked a bunch of the cast in Fiddler on the Roof at Seattle Musical Theatre especially Larry Albert as Tevye. It was a good Fiddler.

Best of Enemies at Taproot - Jeff Berryman as C.P. Ellis and Faith Russell as Ann Atwater

Favorite Acting Performances Robin Jones as Blanche Dubois (civic rep-Streetcar Named Desire)
Macall Gordon as Flora Humble (Seattle Public Theatre-Humble Boy)
Kathy Hseih as Xi Yan (ArtsWest/SIS Productions-Chinglish)
Carter Rodriguez as Red (theater simple-Tilt Angel)
Fernando Luna as Roberto (Latino Theatre Projects-Death and the Maiden)
Tonya Andrews as Paulina (Latino Theatre Projects-Death and the Maiden)
Darragh Kennan as Iago (Seattle Shakespeare Company-Othello)
Mary Ewald as Mae (New City Theatre-Mud)
Tim Gouran as Lloyd (New City Theatre-Mud)
Alan E Garcia as Richard Loeb (Lungfish Productions-Never the Sinner)
Favorite Acting Performances Robin Jones as Blanche DuBois in Streetcar, Laura Griffith as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (ACT), Bhama Roget in Tartuffe,
Favorite Acting Performances Sara Porkalob in 4000 Miles at ArtsWest (and she stood out in Godspell at Taproot)
Conner Nedersen in Mary's Wedding at NCTC
Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako in Little Bee at Book-It
Randall Carpenter in For All That at Centerstage
Mike Dooly in Talley's Folly
Favorite Acting Performances Sara Porkalob, 4000 Miles
Jocelyn Maher, Slip/Shot
Allie Pratt, Twelfth Night
Malcolm West, Tiny Tim is Dead
Favorite Acting Performances Sean Phillips as Othello in "Othello" with Seattle Shakespeare Company
Quinn Franzen as Doug in "Threesome" at ACT
Susan Corzatte as Vera in "4000 Miles" at ArtsWest
Dan Davidson as Mad Max in "Alice's Anthem" at Copious Love Productions
Favorite Acting Performances The entire cast of FLICK at NCTC was perfection. Emily Chisholm is a Seattle treasure.
Anthony Darnell was wonderful in DIRTY.
Favorite Acting Performances The entire cast of Piano Lesson at Seattle Rep were amazing.
Favorite Acting Performances The trio in Lizard Boy
The cast of stageRIGHT's Into the Woods
The cast of Live! From the Last Night of My Life
Favorite Acting Performances Three Sisters - phenomenal energy created a magical experience
Favorite Acting Performances Timothy Pigee in Jacques Brell
Mary Ewald in Mud
Tim Gouran in Mud
Emily Chisholm in The Flick
Allison Bedford in Live! From the Last Night of My Life
Favorite Acting Performances Timothy Piggee in Angels in America
Connor Nedderson in Mary's Wedding
Felicia Loud in Mwindo
Emily Chisholm in the Flick
Erik Gratton in Slaughterhouse-Five
Anastasia Highham in Horse Girls
Favorite Productions/Production Elements "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
"Slowgirl"
The bunny chorus's singing and martial choreography in "Bunnies"
"The Flick", particularly the ensemble work.
The puppetry in "Dick Whittington and his Cat"
Favorite Productions/Production Elements "The Mountaintop" at ArtsWest
"We Are Proud to Present..." at Pony World
"The Three Sisters" at The Seagull Project. Chekov is intimidating, and they managed to make it accessible and enjoyable.
"Slowgirl" at Seattle Public
"Into the Woods" at StageRight. A brilliant production that proves you don't need a large budget to be successful and moving.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements * The set and lighting for New City Theater's "Mud" were both stunning; boxing the audience out made us experience almost physically the exclusion that is so integral a part of the characters' lives.

* The 5-senses-engaged experience of Seattle Immersive Theater's Dump Site succeeded because of obsessively detailed construction of sets and the thousands of props adroitly scattered around the rooms. Brilliant and a little scary!
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Alice's Anthem with Copious Love Productions was my favorite production this year. So creative and fun.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Alice's Anthem. I have never experienced a show that was so immersive where all elements were synchronized so perfectly.

The Children's Hour.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Best Of Enemies

The Flick

Humble Boy

I Gelosi
Favorite Productions/Production Elements All the Way/The Great Society

Dogfight

Lizard Boy

Kinky Boots

Around the World in 80 Days

The Three Sisters
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Anastasia Higham in Our Town

Hannah Mootz in Slow Girl

Corey McDaniel in Live! From the Last Night of My Life
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Beside Little Bee and Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter I also enjoyed the production of Mary Poppins at Village as well as The Invisible Hand at ACT.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at ACT Theatre
Kathry Hsei in Chinglish at Arts West
EVERYONE in Little Bee at Book-it
Melissa Fenwick in Caucasian Chalk Circle at Ghost Light
The Boy in Tiny Tim is Dead
Nurse in Othello at Seattle Shakes
Peter Crook in Cabaret at Village Theatre
Favorite Productions/Production Elements civic rep - Streetcar Named Desire
Mud - New City Theatre
Chinglish - ArtsWest/SIS Productions
Death and the Maiden - Latino Theatre Projects
Never the Sinner - Lungfish Productions
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Comparables scenic design (Seattle Rep)
Slowgirl scenic and sound design (Seattle Public)

Favorite Productions/Production Elements Corey McDaniel - Live! From the Last Night of My Life.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Felt like both Seattle Shakespeare and Book-It had great productions in the Center House Theatre this year. Exciting use of the space, great light and sound designs.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Again Best of Enemies at Taproot was extremely compelling, the design supported and served the script very well and overall the acting and directing was extremely solid and compelling. I was left very moved by the production.

The set design from Seattle Reps The Great Society was extremely well done, offering seamless transitions between great expanses of time and space, leading to a metaphoric degeneration of an entire generation.

The set design and puppetry for both Dick Whittington and His Cat and Mwindo at Seattle Children's Theatre were particularly strong. For Dick Whittington I was constantly amazed by the transformations that happened in front of the audiences eyes, transforming dramatically and changing the world of the play as if by magic.
The primary set piece for Mwindo, the massive African tree, was absolutely stunning and left me in awe of both it's function and design. Seattle Children's Theatre's commitment to theatricality never ceases to impress, always leaving me delighted and surprised.

Again I was also impressed by the strong ensemble cast from Book It's I Am of Ireland, simple but magical storytelling.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Favorite Productions/Production Elements H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-up Comedian!(Annex Theater)
Mary's Wedding (New Century)
Lizard Boy (Seattle Rep)

Favorite Productions/Production Elements Hamlet at New City theatre

Invisible Hand at ACT

Mud at New City Theatre

Carousel at the 5th Avenue

Grease at the 5th Avenue

Hold These Truths at ACT (the four day weekend one last fall was better than the new production, I think)

Angels in America at Intiman

All the Way and Great Society at Seattle Repertory Theatre

Lizard Boy at Seattle Rep

Othello at Seattle Shakes

Favorite Productions/Production Elements Horse Girls - Annex

The Explorers Club - Taproot

Sprawl - WET

No Way to Treat a Lady - Village



Favorite Productions/Production Elements I Gelosi at StageRight was an amazing production that made use of the little space it had and completely took the audience to another world.

The Flick at New Century Theatre was a fresh and brilliantly acted play that could rival anything on Broadway.

Little Bee at Book-It Repertory was a story that I had never heard of before, and they completely transported me into their world. It was my first production at Book-It, and I was so impressed by the quality of performers, and how professional the production was.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements I loved BALCONIES at Annex. It was interesting, well staged, huge, and fun. Good story well told. And a wonderful new play!

ANGELS IN AMERICA at Intiman. Both plays. I saw them at Intiman decades (!) ago and again last summer. Newly designed but still packed a punch. A great long day of theatre!

LIZARD BOY at the Seattle Rep was a GEM! Wonderful production of a vibrant exciting new piece. Performances rocked as did the music and lyrics. I bought the CD and love it all. The play needs work- but the simple story was brought to life by Justin and his collaborators.

Favorite Productions/Production Elements Jacques Brel - ACT
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Jenn Zyel's set for THREE SISTERS
Brian Bemrige's set for MARY's WEDDING
Tristan's lighting design for SPRAWL
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Live from the Last Night of My Life
Secretaries
Horse Girls
Slip/Shot
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Lizard Boy was the best thing I saw all year hands down. I loved it!

Live! From the Last Night of my Life blew me away.

Dump Site transformed my reality.

Angels in America was so big and so beautiful.




Favorite Productions/Production Elements Lizard Boy
Angles in America

Favorite Productions/Production Elements Lizard Boy
Into the Woods (stageRIGHT)
Live! From the Last Night of My Life
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Matt and Ben
Are you there God? It's me Karen Carpenter
Mary's Wedding
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Matthew Smucker's set design for Cabaret at Village Theatre was perfection.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements OTHER DESERT CITIES
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Productions

All The Way

Outside Mullinger

Around the World in 80 Days

Fast Company - really smart, flexible set design utilizing lighting and short film clips to cleverly simulate a beer sliding down a bar, etc. Also a flexible piece that became the front of a brownstone with a flip and a backlit scrim, then became a side table, etc.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Robin Jones in streetcar named desire.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Set and lighting design for Lizard Boy at Seattle Rep were gorgeous, simple, and impressive.

The set design for Bunner Sisters was interesting, made good use of the space, and provided an element of detail that was fun to be immersed in.

Favorite Productions/Production Elements Set and sound design for Mud
Ensemble for Jacques Brell
Set for Waiting for Godot (Seattle Shakes)
Costumes for Dirty
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Shows:
Mary's Wedding (NCTC)
Streetcar Named Desire (Civic Rep)
Little Bee (Book-It)

Standout sets: Talley's Folly, ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, Dick Whittington & His Cat, Mary's Wedding

Costumes: Pride & Prejudice (Book-It), For All That (Centerstage), No Way to Treat a Lady (Village)

Sound: Talley's Folly, For All That



Favorite Productions/Production Elements Slaughter House-Five
Tilt Angel
Mary's Wedding
Outside Mullingar
Talley's Folly
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Sound Design, The Invisible Hand
Set Design, Outside Mullingar
Set Design and Lighting Designs, Twelfth Night
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Sprawl at WET was a total mindfuck. I have no real idea of what was happening in that play but I loved. every. second. That show was fantastical and bizarre and amazing and it was everything I want theatre going to be like. WHAT. WAS. HAPPENING. I mean I just don't know. BUT IT WAS SO GOOD.

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The Flick at NCTC: They had a fantastic set. But also they somehow got popcorn onto the floor like magic between scenes and I never saw a stagehand put it there and I'm so confused because it was magical and amazing and I just want to know how it got there. It was fantastic.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements SO MUCH good drama!! I've heard it's not eligible for recognition this year, but "Live from the Last Night of My Life," was, HANDS DOWN, the most amazing piece of theatre I saw this year. Moving, beautiful, well-written, and pretty much flawlessly executed: I am still "Wowed" past more descriptive articulation about how impressed I was by this production.

ALSO very good drama from Seattle Shakespeare Company's most recent rendition of "Othello." Well done, across the board!!

"Dump Site," keeps coming back to "haunt" me a bit. I seem to be liking it more in retrospect (and concept) than my night-of-viewing mood allowed me to fully realize. A fascinating and intensive experience. "El Hijo Prodigo" was this seamless blending of something akin to stand-up and ...like being invited in Jose' living room, in a way...

"Revenge of the Killer Murder of Death" was a delightful joyride; one of the funniest plays I had the pleasure of seeing this past year.
Any speaking of pleasure, 14/48's holiday treat, "It's a Wonderful Life" was a pure delight and I hope a new tradition for me! Also got a lot of enjoyment out of the Judy Garland-y Christmas show put up by Arts West. That was a surprise!

Aaaand... truth be told, surprises abounded, as evidenced by some shows that I ended up liking despite some glaring inconsistencies, flaws, or contrast to my personal tastes or expectations. These are the shows that make me think more deeply about the creative process itself, about the myriad influences - including our own perceptions - that bear deeper consideration and blur the success/failure lines even more.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Sprawl was so out there that I was amused by them going for it.
I think Best of Enemies was my favorite show.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements The crackling of paper to create the sound of fire in Three Sisters.
The use of sound and light to travel through time in Slaughterhouse Five.
When Megan Aheirs appeared with toner all over her face in The Secretaries.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements The Flick - NCTC
Mary's Wedding - NCTC
A Streetcar Named Desire - Civic Rep
Our Town - Strawberry Theatre Workshop
Live! From the Last Night of My Life - Theatre22
Slaughterhouse 5 - Book-It Rep
House #30 - West of Lenin
Favorite Productions/Production Elements THE FLICK at NCTC was as perfect of a production as you can get. The designs, the directions, the performances all really came together.

I loved THE PIANO LESSON at Seattle Rep. One of the most talented casts I've seen in a while.

Seattle Children's ROBIN HOOD was one of the best shows I've seen in Seattle.



Favorite Productions/Production Elements the Flick was a beautiful production.

The set and lights of Twelfth Night were wonderful

The set and costumes for School for Lies

Favorite Productions/Production Elements THE INVISIBLE HAND - sound design was sublime
BLOOD COUNTESS had some awesome costumes and a great "only Annex!" pop-out set.
FOR ALL THAT featured a beautiful lighting design.
MARY'S WEDDING had a fantastic, extremely atmospheric set design.
everything about OUR TOWN (Strawshop) worked. same for HAMLET at New City.
Favorite Productions/Production Elements The Invisible Hand at ACT - Favorite production & Direction / Lighting / Sound

Angels in America - Direction & Lighting

In the Heights at Village Theatre - Set Design

Dirty at ACTLab / Washington Ensemble Theatre - Sound Design & Direction

For All That at Centerstage - Set Design & Sound Design

Dogfight at ArtsWest - Set Design
Favorite Productions/Production Elements The Invisible Hand
Mary's Wedding
Favorite Productions/Production Elements The set and costumes of Twelfth Night
The set/immersive aspect of Dump Site
Direction in Threesome
Favorite Productions/Production Elements The set and lighting in SSC's Twelfth Night
Set, costumes, lighting for Lizard Boy
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Two Characters at New City Theatre by Civic Rep - magical lighting effects
Favorite Productions/Production Elements Waiting for Godot, Seattle Shakes
Our Town, Strawberry Theatre Workshop
Urinetown, Balagan and Seattle Musical Theatre
Chinglish, ArtsWest
The Pillowman, SecondStory Rep
Jeeves Intervenes, Taproot Theatre
Favorite Theaters Above all, I value theaters that not only welcome diversity, but actively seek it out.
Favorite Theaters Based on this season only - and including only those companies which interest me in their productions just because they are being done by these companies, unrelate to content. :)
Favorite Theaters I looked for companies that did consistently good and most importantly interesting and challenging work AND looked to hire a variety of theatre artists in terms of gender, orientation, culture, race and age.
Favorite Theaters New Century and Strawberry Workshop Theater produce shows that are consistently well done. Mary's Wedding (NCTC) was probably my favorite production this year. Simple, beautiful theater.
Parley and Forward Flux are interesting to me in the way that they engage with their community and support the development of work.
Favorite Theaters New Century Theatre Company's production of "The Flick" was one of the most professional productions I have seen in Seattle.
Favorite Theaters Part of my criteria was based on a company's attention to diversity, or actually contributing to diversity in the community. Excluded some choices because of my close affiliation with them.
Favorite Theaters Pony World had some of the most visually stunning pieces I saw this year and Live Girls Quickies made me cry in the best possible way.
Favorite Theaters Seattle Public Theater excels in challenging the public, whether it be with its edgy, thought provoking mainstage productions, or its mind expanding children's program.
Favorite Theaters StageRight in particular has sttod out to me as a contender for theatre of the year. Their shows are well cast, well produced, poignant, hilarious and are setting a standard here in the Seattle Theatre scene. Not to mention they are a nomadic group! So great to see!
Favorite Theaters THe 14/48 Projects are the most important ,influential and entertaining company in Seattle. They hold the community together, welcome new members, and produce work that shows off the theatrical medium like nothing else,
Sound Theatre Company ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi Actors Brace Evans was exceptional in this role.
Sound Theatre Company ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi Playwright It is a truly beautiful piece of writing.
Sound Theatre Company ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi Scenic One of the most magnificent designs I've ever seen.
Sound Theatre Company ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi Shermona Mitchell (Jesus) Shermona had a special light shining through her in this performance.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Adam Standley (Leo) Standley adeptly made Leo lovable even through that early twenties emotional rollercoaster.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Adam Standley (Leo) Also a strong performance, really hitting the feeling of a 21-year old right on.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Adria LaMorticella (Bec) LaMorticella was lovely.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Costume The costumes screamed character, almost to the stereotypical, but it absolutely worked.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Direction The actors knew their way around each other physically and emotionally, making for a very natural flow in terms of who the characters were in relation to one another.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Direction The direction was done very well for this production. I was moved by the choices encouraged by the actors and emotional moments created by Mathew Wright.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Ensemble Very well acted on all parts.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Lighting The lighting was fantastic, bright and very realistic. It flowed along with the timing and the movement of the actors. The night time lighting in particular was very moving. The darkness of these scenes, contrasted with the bright lights of the streets outside pouring into the apartment windows represented, the characters swimming into more emotionally charged waters. The darkness was tense but, somehow, safe. It allowed purchase for Leo to share his vulnerability with Vera.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Lighting There were very fun details brought in for the play, including "practicals" or the appearance of such by characters operating light switches, etc. I was intrigued by how sometimes the lights were very much for "stage" when other times they really let me feel like I was in an apartment. The window light behind the apartment was another great effect as well.

The climactic moment of the play when the secret is revealed by the protagonist took place in nearly complete darkness. I was struck by how it created a metaphor of being in confession, especially when his Grandmother admitted to not being able to hear him speak at all the entire time. He will forever take that secret to the grave, as she has her own secrets she will die with too.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Production Every element of 4000 Miles served to enhance the story. From the emotional and physical movement of the actors, to the city lights shifting from day to night within the set of an immaculate Manhattan based apartment. The cast and crew clearly put thought, heart, and humor into their work on this production. I would recommend it to any Seattlite.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Sara Porkalob (Amanda) Damn. She fucking rocked this role.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Scenic I want that apartment.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Scenic Beautiful, excellently done, but of course it was done by an architect.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Sound/Music Lovely ambient aspects that created a visceral sound environment.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Susan Corzatte (Vera) Corzatte had excellent comedic timing without ever going over top. Her honesty made her fun and fascinating to watch.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery 4000 Miles Susan Corzatte (Vera) I found her performance strong and very well done.
The 5th Avenue Theatre A Chorus Line Actors Sarah Davis is queen of the belt.
There is no note she cannot sing and make sound perfect.
The 5th Avenue Theatre A Chorus Line Katrina Asmar (Diana Morales) Great voice and singing
The 5th Avenue Theatre A Chorus Line Production Very solid production, dancing was fabulous.
The 5th Avenue Theatre A Chorus Line Production Wow - - so very much TALENT; terrific performances by all in a very moving play:)
5th Avenue Theatre A Christmas Story, The Musical Direction loved the feel of the ensemble, especially this kids
5th Avenue Theatre A Christmas Story, The Musical Ensemble The kid ensemble was particularly dynamite - really great work (they even nicely integrated some grouwnups into it!) LOL.
5th Avenue Theatre A Christmas Story, The Musical Ensemble The ensemble was incredible together.
5th Avenue Theatre A Christmas Story, The Musical Jessica Skerritt (Mother) My favorite performance in the show. Full of heart.
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Costume The costumes were gorgeous! Particularly Therese's red sleeping gown, and Rachel's blue dress in Act III.
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Direction Setting up the play, in a modified "round" (Square, actually) was a superb choice, almost flawlessly executed. Unusual, engaging, powerful staging.
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Direction Really tough play and I definitely had a sense of a very bright mind at work.
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Mary Murfin Bayley (Claire) This performance was stellar, her beginning speech was wonderful. The drunk acting was good, as well as being obviously chronic.
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Production An excellent respite from the impending SuperBowl madness, the staff was admittedly surprised at the size of the audience; house speech was humorously begun with "Good afternoon, sports fans!"
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Production This is an exceptionally intellectual, language driven play. it's long, heavy, and a lot to handle. And everyone involved from the director to every actor did a beautiful job!
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Scenic The scenic elements, along with the direction and staging subtly allowed audience members an ongoing "choice" between being an interloper or an outside observer. In the same way, these synchonistic elements ALSO implied spaciousness while infusing claustrophobia.
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Scenic The theatre in the round and the room were wonderful choices. I actually sat in two different spots (I changed seats at one of the intermissions) and both seats showed the performances in interesting ways.
Theatre 9/12 A Delicate Balance Terry Edward Moore (Tobias) Terry's work was excellent in the show.
Seattle Musical Theatre A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Ensemble I thought the three playing Protean were really good. Jaron Boggs, Taylor Davis, and David Otten. Especially Taylor Davis! They actually had a lot to do and appeared in many guises and many costumes.
Seattle Musical Theatre A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Morgan Dietkus (Philia) Beautiful voice, simple honest acting within style
Thalia's Umbrella A Lesson From Aloes Scenic The aloes, the painted floor, the use of the space, the chairs that we all sat in (mis-matched) - before the play even began, we were all a part of this incredible world. I was reeled into the play, just by looking at the set for the 15 minutes before the show started. I felt like a fly on the wall in this intimate, lovely play. And the sounds of birds and bugs, paired with the homey set, kept me in this world the entire length of the play. All of the design elements were so strong, and worked incredibly well together.
Thalia's Umbrella A Lesson From Aloes Terry Edward Moore (Piet) Great energy and inner emotional life.
Theatre Battery A Maze Actors The entire cast was exceptional!!!!
Theatre Battery A Maze Phillip Keiman (Beeson/Galgalim) Excellent as both obsessed, stuttering Beeson and the ferocious half-dog Galgalim.
Theatre Battery A Maze Playwright I really liked this play!! No, I loved this play!!!!
Theatre Battery A Maze Production How refreshing to discover not only a theater in the cultural desert of the suburbs, but a theater staffed by a young, enthusiastic and professional, cohort; one willing to produce non-mainstream plays like "A Maze". Keep up the great work!
Theatre Battery A Maze Production This was a great example of a talented young company making the most of limited resources. I also appreciated the attention to stagecraft--in a multi location play with many scenes and three major plot lines, the scene shifts were swift and smartly overlapping.
Theatre Battery A Maze Scenic The scenic design made innovative use of the space (a mall storefront) and limited financial resources to create multiple worlds in a sort of negative of a black box.
Civic Rep A Streetcar Named Desire David Nail (Stanley Kowalski) is he and asshole or just a pushed around guy? Again, the balance played perfectly, always keeping us on our toes
Civic Rep A Streetcar Named Desire Kelli Mohrbacher (Stella Kowalski) Facilitated her co-actors well.
Civic Rep A Streetcar Named Desire Robin Jones (Blanche DuBois) She played the part perfectly. At the end of the show, she stuck out her hand from the "bathroom" and even that captivated me.
Civic Rep A Streetcar Named Desire Robin Jones (Blanche DuBois) One of the most beautiful performances I have seen to date. Ms. Jones portrayal of the deeply flawed Blanche was perfection.
Civic Rep A Streetcar Named Desire Scenic The space was small and intimate, perfect for the intimacy of the play. I was chilly at the beginning, so I left my jacket on, and later on, as I was getting too hot, I didn't dare take it off. I was so close to the other audience members and we were a part of the play - I didn't want to distract anyone or take away from the show.
Civic Rep A Streetcar Named Desire Sound/Music the perfect blend of subtle and obviously there. It added so much.
Stone Soup Theatre Alice in Wonderland Brittany Menzies This actress excellec in each role and was really moving and funny as the Knight
Stone Soup Theatre Alice in Wonderland Direction Loved the simplicity of the design elements and the tie dyed shirts that said, this is a form of ensemble theater from a different time...it was as effective in placing the style of the piece as elizabethan costumes are in a period Shakspeare production, with a lot less fuss.
Stone Soup Theatre Alice in Wonderland Ensemble The ensemble work was the strongest element of the production.
Stone Soup Theatre Alice in Wonderland Lillian Afful Overall the best Alice of the bunch, Lillian was energetic and actively engaged
Stone Soup Theatre Alice in Wonderland Sara Kaus Sara was particularly interesting ad fun to watch as the March Hare
Copious Love Productions Alice's Anthem Geoff Finney (Douglas/Turk) Great comedic timing. Fun performance.
Copious Love Productions Alice's Anthem Lighting Lighting was used very well. Not only did it help create a scene - but it was used as an illusion. Very impressive.
Copious Love Productions Alice's Anthem Olivia Lee (Charlotte) Very captivating. With acting, singing, and dance.
Copious Love Productions Alice's Anthem Scenic Extremely creative - took you into another world completely. Very impressive for a "fringe" production.
Copious Love Productions Alice's Anthem Shermona Mitchell (Queen Mother) When a musical version of "Precious" premieres, Mitchell will shine as the character originated by Mo'Nique in the film.
Copious Love Productions Alice's Anthem Shermona Mitchell (Queen Mother) When a musical version of "Precious" premieres, Mitchell will shine as the character originated by Mo'Nique in the film.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Caroline Shaffer (Muriel Humphrey/etc) Noticeably good in multiple roles - a great chameleon.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Costume the ladies shoes looked painfully accurate to the time.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Direction This is an outstanding production of an outstanding play. One of the best things I've seen in years.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Jack Willis (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) It absolutely doesn't get better than this actor playing this character.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Kenajuan Bentley (Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.) He embodied the grace and struggle perfectly. A pleasure to watch.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Production The length of time thee performers have been working with this material - even the ones who came in for this production - really shows. Extraordinary work. SO glad I got to see it, and have it be such a vital force in this community.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Richard Elmore (J. Edgar Hoover) Oily, unctuous, loyal, wonderful.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Terri McMahon (Lady Bird Johnson/etc.) Beautiful, nuanced portrayal.
Seattle Repertory Theatre All The Way Wayne Carr (James Harrison/Stokely Carmichael/James Chaney) Great job with multiple characters.
Macha Monkey Productions and, and, and Isabella Bootlegs Playwright An interesting exploration of the influence of family; including several rather difficult personalities and time dimensions.
Macha Monkey Productions and, and, and Isabella Bootlegs Scenic Loved how the use of the pallets made for a very creaky, old-sounding floor in a house that had been with the family for four generations.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Adam Standley (Prior Walter) Solid with nice levels. We were with him in his stages of grief and laughed with his comic timing. Complex performance.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Alex Highsmith (Harper Pitt) The duplexity of this character was fascinating to watch and experience. Interesting dynamics.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Anne Allgood (Hannah Pitt) Anne played a wide variety of wildly different roles in this production, and was both convincing and captivating every time.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Anne Allgood (Hannah Pitt) Such diversity from an actor. Her scenes with Roy were ominous, while the duplexity of Mrs. Pitt was amazing.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Charles Leggett (Roy Cohn) Charles never allowed the audience to simply hate Roy; he brought out the intense complexity of his character.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Charles Leggett (Roy Cohn) gave us an insight that made him almost likable!
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Choreography Stunt flying was surprisingly well done! Fight choreography worked nicely.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Costume Interesting choices that added to the character definitions. Strange and fascinating choices for the ending Angels scene.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Costume The costumes for the Principality were fantastic.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Direction Surprisingly seamless transitions, as the characters moved in and out of concurrent scenes. The simple, yet elegant and functional scenic work created a never-ending playground for the direction.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Ensemble Due to the overlapping scenes, the actors did a wonderful job working together and listening to one another. As one scene was in action, the next was ready with seamless transitions.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Lighting Made for superb ambiance and quick mood changes. The Angel lighting was especially beautiful and strange all at once, which was very fitting for the piece. The floor lighting was a fascinating and wonderful addition to create the moods in the angel sequences.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Marya Sea Kaminski (The Angel) As comical as she was terrifying! I... I... I.... loved her performance!
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Production Engaging, thought-provocking, with a grand sense of humor.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Production It was amazing! It reminded me why I love this play and these characters.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Scenic The moving staircase was an unexpected and integral part of the scene changes, in an otherwise somewhat bare stage. The floor piece moving up and down into scenes made what seemed like a static stage become multiple locations.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Sound/Music Fun musical choices throughout. Solid cues and exciting sound effects.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Timothy McCuen Piggee (Belize) Favorite character. Loved the duplicity of the stereotype vs the depth of characters.
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Timothy McCuen Piggee (Belize) He was amazing!!!!!!
Intiman Theatre Angels in America Ty Boice (Joe Pitt) Complexity of his character was intriguing and transforming. Stellar performance.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Ann Cornelius (Carol) HILARIOUS. This girl is great.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Chelsea LeValley (Jetta) She was so endearing to watch, loved her!
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Choreography What there was of it was cute
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Janet McWilliams (Wendi) She has a really cute speaking voice
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Jeff Orton (Wallace) He looks like a shorter Paul Rudd. I couldn't stop thinking about it.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Lighting The scene about "bringing up the blue lights" was especially cute.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Lighting Video projections of the Fremont Bridge complemented the storytelling, and the lovely time lapse videos of Seattle entertained throughout, including during intermission.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Angry Housewives Mark Tyler Miller (Larry) MY GOD THIS GUY KILLED ME. HYSTERICAL.
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Cedric Wright (Moose) Splendid singing voice
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Costume Good 70's vibe.
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Emily Feliciano (Fog Distributer, Evan, Phillip) A ton of commitment to a very minor role. BRAVO.
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Emily Feliciano (Fog Distributer, Evan, Phillip) HILARIOUS!
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter EmilyRose Frasca (Margaret) Deep, beautiful voice!
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter EmilyRose Frasca (Margaret) Her voice and character were PHENOMENAL.
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Ensemble The ensemble had a GREAT vibe and cohesive way of working together. And when the mic failed, they all moved on and found a way to perform without it!
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Max Holley (Gretchen) GORGEOUS GRETCHEN! HILARIOUS!
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Olivia Lee (Nancy) Again, PHENOMENAL performance.
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Olivia Lee (Nancy) HILARIOUS! So talented!
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Production What a fun show! They really made great use of the space, and put a lot of care into the atmosphere and style of the production. The audience was fully engaged with the show and everybody was having a great time. Super fun.
STAGEright Are You There, God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter Production This is one of the best musicals I have seen this season in Seattle. The actors nailed their comedic timing, their movement and their songs. The subject matter was something that eevryone could relate to and laugh at. A lot of love and thought went into this production. StageRight is killing it this season!
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Chris Ensweiler (Passepartout) An excellent clown. Working hard at all times, a physically and comedic success.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Chris Ensweiler (Passepartout) Impeccable comic timing in both vocal delivery and physical antics.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Costume Fairly excellent. Period appropriate and expensive looking. Multiple characters are distinct and at no point was a confused about who's who or where we are.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Eric Polani Jensen (Detective Fix) Accomplished clown. Had some of the most awkward moments of the play but handled them well. Best energy of the group.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Jason Collins (Sir Francis) Collins' resonant voice covered the gamut in Amer-English accents as he portrayed a broad variety of characters.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Lighting Competent and bold, with moments of actual imagination - fire effects, moving train effects, ship effects. It was one of the more impressive elements of the show and the only source of energy and drive on the stage.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Playwright This play is abysmal and should never be done. It's a vestige of an out of date era, when rich white British men ran the world, and offers nothing to a modern office. Also, nearly all the "action" happens offstage. It's a pointless, pointless evening.

...I know there's no scoring for this, but I was too upset at having to sit through this thing to not say anything at all. So... thanks for reading.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Scenic The walls and playing space were expertly colored and, quite frankly, beautiful.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Scenic Served the play very well.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Scenic The Victorian era world map that served as the backdrop not only set us firmly in the period and displayed the progress of Phileas Fogg's voyage, it provided pre-show and intermission entertainment with its display of countries that were and are no longer. With the help of the actors and simple arrangements of a few chairs, a smokestack, a ship's wheel, the audience is able to envision train compartments, ship decks, elephants, a sledge or a gentleman's club in London.
Village Theatre Around the World in 80 Days Sound/Music Excellent use of ambient sounds throughout.
Annex Theatre Balconies Andy Buffelen (Whisper) cute
Annex Theatre Balconies Arika Gloud (Monica/Jordon) charismatic
Annex Theatre Balconies Costume Very creative and fun costume pieces. One of the strongest points in the show.
Annex Theatre Balconies Jessica Stepka (Cordelia/Cynthia) flamboyant
Annex Theatre Balconies Justin Ison (Gridstation) believable
Annex Theatre Balconies Justin Ison (Gridstation) I don't know this actor but his timing was perfect. Great work.
Annex Theatre Balconies Pilar O'Connell (Gabby/Emily) Excellent work in both roles.
Annex Theatre Balconies Playwright very funny.
Annex Theatre Balconies Playwright I loved the different characters and found it entertaining. Much of that was due to some nice actor/director work... finding how to make all of those characters stand on their own.
Annex Theatre Balconies Playwright Moore wrote a smart, witty play that worked on most levels. Excellent for a first production. Not camp. But comedy.
Annex Theatre Balconies Playwright The piece has lots of potential.
Annex Theatre Balconies Production I was taken with the fact that it has been a while since I have seen a new play that was so well crafted and paced. Large cast. Good work.
Annex Theatre Balconies Scenic One of the best sets I have seen in a small space. Served the play and the theatre.
Taproot Theatre Company Best of Enemies Actors All 4 actors were extremely committed. Intelligent choices and wrestling with consequences rang very true
Very glad it was done - the audience around me was abuzz and talking in the best way.
Taproot Theatre Company Best of Enemies Production This was a tricky script with specific design needs and I thought they handled it extremely well without getting too didactic/politics as vitamin.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Allison Strickland (Clea) FANTASTIC. Also think she could have played the other role but she nailed the part she had.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Allison Strickland (Clea) Strickland was funny, sexy and scary all at once.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Brenda Joyner (Carol) FANTASTIC but also think she could have played the other female role just as well!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Brenda Joyner (Carol) Joyner was hilarious, committed every second to the wacky desires of her ditzy character, never less that 100% there.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Costume The costumes were great. They accomplished what was needed to tell the story of the time period and worked for the costumes not being changed during the show. The pink dress was a great find.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Direction Kelly Kitchens knows how to direct a show. Kudos to Gin Hammond and David Taft for vocal and physical work respectively. The specificity in sound and movement from the cast was so satisfying and tasty.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Direction Pacing, character development, style, physical humor - all first rate.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Direction I thought the direction was wonderful! I still don't quite understand why the David Ive's piece was in the beginning, but it certainly did bring me into the world. All in the all, I think the comedy was incredibly well-done. Kelly did a magnificent job.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Direction The direction was superb for a large cast and slapstick physical comedy. Kelly Kitchens proves herself once again at being able to adeptly move several bodies around the stage to have them meet and not meet at the exact right times. The visual story is clear and straightforward and therefore powerful and entirely in service of the play. I couldn't stop laughing from the very beginning because of the expertly choreographed staging as the actors were running into/on/under furniture. The tension was high and exciting. In general--I think because it was early in the run--the staging felt stiff and too precise to the actors. I'm excited for them to fall into the pattern of the blocking with ease and grace, because it will continue to let the story come through.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Ensemble This ensemble was great. Not a weak link in the bunch.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Lighting The lighting was an integral part of the show because of the plot, and it was timed effectively.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Lighting It was simple, but smart
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy MJ Sieber (Schuppanzigh) I thought he was very strong in the short piece right before the mainstage.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Production What a fucking blast. Am I not supposed to swear? Because this show was a fucking blast.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Scenic I liked the staircase and the cut-out portion up to the bedroom, which was sturdy and effective for the play, and obviously extremely high quality. The furniture was beautifully assembled and chosen.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Scenic I got an exact feeling of who Brinsley was.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Sound/Music Great music choices for pre show! I don't remember internal sound cues as much, and I loved the choice for the ending song.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Black Comedy Sound/Music Evan did a great job! For a show that takes place "in the dark"; he made every creak and stomp perfectly fit the scene!
Annex Theatre Blood Countess Erin Stewart (Fitzco) Erin's performance as Fitzco rivales any seasoned character actors' performance on Broadway.
Annex Theatre Blood Countess Terri Weagant (Elizabeth Bathory) Totally committed.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Alyssa Keene (Emma) Emma and Bridget are the only pure characters in the play, and Keene in particular was a breath of fresh air.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Caitlin Frances (Miss Lizzie/Bridget) Caitlin Frances' seamless transition between Miss Lizzie and Bridget is a tour-de-force that I am glad I did not miss.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Caitlin Frances (Miss Lizzie/Bridget) Frances' approach to Miss Lizzie was that of reservation and introversion, and her Bridget was delightful.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Caitlin Frances (Miss Lizzie/Bridget) A flawless performance, both as Miss Lizzie and Bridget.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Costume The costumes themselves were fantastic, but only Alyssa Keene and Jody McCoy really used their costume as a part of their characters.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Ensemble Everybody in the cast was in support of the story. They were all trying to fulfill the needs of the script, and the acting was by far the best part of this play.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Jody McCoy (Mrs. Borden) Ms McCoy's completely natural manner made it impossible to discern between the actress and the role.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Peggy Gannon (The Actress/Lizzie) Peggy Gannon delivered a nuanced performance demonstrating believable range; her portrayal was honest, rich and captivating.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Peggy Gannon (The Actress/Lizzie) Gannon struck me with grief at the moments where it mattered.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Peggy Gannon (The Actress/Lizzie) Ms. Gannon had me captivated from line 1.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Playwright Very good
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Production A truly outstanding production across the board. I am still thinking about it days later.
Sound Theatre Company Blood Relations Sound/Music Great use of music! And noise, such as the fluttering of wings, cries of children, etc.
Live Girls! Theater Blood/Water/Paint Alex Highsmith (Artemisia) She was fantastic and real and captivating. She's everything I want to see when watching a play!
Live Girls! Theater Blood/Water/Paint Annette Toutonghi (Prudenzia, Abra, Rebecca) I loved her as the child, she was so adorable and funny and perfect!
Live Girls! Theater Blood/Water/Paint Daniel Christensen (Agostino, Holofernes, Elder 2) Really got me on his side and then turned it around. Well done.
Live Girls! Theater Blood/Water/Paint Playwright I was so pleasantly surprised by this gem! Interesting characters, good dialogue, and a story arc that kept me engaged the entire time.
Live Girls! Theater Blood/Water/Paint Scenic I was actually very impressed by the rich feeling of the set in a very enclosed space. The design was very good.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Andrew Shanks (Tim) Nice job - especially selling the end piece...very believable.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Choreography Choreography was exceptional with the ensemble song numbers!

Annex Theatre Bunnies Costume Loved the bunny costumes. Very nicely done.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Direction Nicely cast.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Ensemble Very strong ensemble, played the line of tragedy in a comic situation very well.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Ensemble This group worked very well together and it showed.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Erin Bednarz (Whisper) Erin is the cutest. She embodies everything she does and it is fantastic to watch.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Kayla Walker/Amy Escobar (John Wayne) I saw Amy Escobar and she was FANTASTIC.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Libby Barnard (Angela) When is Libby ever NOT great? Never. She always is.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Libby Barnard (Angela) Loved her! Kewpie doll voice with a steely resolve. Nice job.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Pilar O'Connell (Parsley/Lola) I had no idea Pilar could sing! She has a great voice and I hope she does more musicals in the future!
Annex Theatre Bunnies Pilar O'Connell (Parsley/Lola) Beautiful voice, strong performance - well done!
Annex Theatre Bunnies Production Surprising production. Interesting script. Happy to see something new and exciting. Disturbing in the best possible way.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Sara Porkalob (Dandelion) Ms. Porkalob's hauntingly beautiful voice complements her portrayal of Dandelion's fierce motherly devotion.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Sara Porkalob (Dandelion) Gorgeous voice, strong actor. Nice work!
Annex Theatre Bunnies Scenic Good use of restricted space at Annex.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Sound/Music The score was great, very capable voices.
Annex Theatre Bunnies Yana Kesala (Oreo) Nice work
Annex Theatre Bunnies Yesenia Iglesias (She) Commanding presence. Nice work.
Village Theatre Cabaret Anne Allgood (Fräulein Schneider) I cannot state more strongly that Allgood's every move, moment and motivation were clear and honest. A truly great performance.
Village Theatre Cabaret Billie Wildrick (Sally Bowles) Sexy and sweet, but never too much of either. She turned Sally into a real person, not a caricature. Watching a performer enjoy
Village Theatre Cabaret Brian David Earp/Randy Sholz (Cliff Bradshaw) Exceptional in a tough role. He must watch, react, connect ...so good!
Village Theatre Cabaret Costume The wigs and the sparkles were all very nice, but Sally Bowles dresses.... breathtaking.
Village Theatre Cabaret Ensemble Even the scene changes were infused with attitude, carrying the audience emotionally from the previous actions into the next one.
Village Theatre Cabaret Jason Collins (Emcee) Right on.
Village Theatre Cabaret Nicole Beerman ("Fritzie" Kost) Full of attitude and sexuality. Unapologetic, yet, not shoving it down the audience's throats.
Village Theatre Cabaret Peter Crook (Herr Schultz) I fell in love with him immediately, in a grandfatherly sort of way.
Village Theatre Cabaret Production This show was exceptional. Everyone was strong and hit the same level of commitment and performance.
5th Avenue Theatre Carousel Choreography Most movement and choreography was so delightful and integrated with the movement of the scene and scenery
5th Avenue Theatre Carousel Ensemble Highly talented individuals all shone in this show
5th Avenue Theatre Carousel Production Really beautiful.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Brandon O'Neill (Brick) Mr. O'Neill's silences conveyed paragraphs.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Costume Flawless. Evoking sensuality and class.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof John Aylward (Big Daddy) Mr. Aylward injected the perfect touch of humanity to make this profane bulldozer of a man pitiable.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof John Aylward (Big Daddy) Always wonderful - great job in this role.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Laura Griffith (Maggie) Ms. Griffith embodied Maggie the Cat in both manner and physicality.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Lighting I loved the fireworks
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Marianne Owen (Big Mama) I think she stole the show.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Marianne Owen (Big Mama) I wouldn't have thought of her, but she was wonderful in this role.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Marianne Owen (Big Mama) As usual, Ms. Owen disappeared completely into her role as Big Mama.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Morgan Rowe (Mae) I loved to hate her.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Production I'm a huge Tennessee Williams fan. They did an amazing job all the away from the actors accents to the mist coming from above to help us feel the sweltering heat.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Scenic The tree branches were a great touch as well as the mist I mentioned before.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Scenic Beautiful. Great attention to small detail.
ACT Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sound/Music The fireworks were great.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Chinglish Actors It was absolutely INSANE that these actors, who don't traditionally speak mandarin, were able to memorize and ACT it. I have never seen anything like it. I cannot imagine how hard that was-and their extremely hard work paid off-big time. Kudos to everyone involved. That was quite a feat to achieve and they nailed it!
Seattle Public Theater Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Brandon Felker (Male #2) He was incredible! What a Seattle treasure.
Seattle Public Theater Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Direction Kitchens' artistic vision even encompassed the stage crew, a trio of trench-coated shamuses skulking onstage to change the scenery.
Seattle Public Theater Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Playwright Fast moving, funny and referential like Stoppard, but rather than physics or Shakespeare, the subject matter was the more accessible film noir and Christmas.
Seattle Public Theater Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Playwright Lot's of fun - a clear beginning, middle and end. Off beat alternative fun!
Seattle Public Theater Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Production A great show - tight, funny, well directed from top to bottom (THANK YOU for dealing with set changes in the style!)
SO pleased to see it
Seattle Public Theater Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Rhonda J. Soikowski (Female #3) I didn't even recognize her in some of her roles.
Seattle Public Theater Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Rhonda J. Soikowski (Female #3) extraordinary precision and ballsiness of choices. Fantastic, clean work
Pratidhwani Dance Like a Man Abhijeet Rane (Jairaj, Amrital Parekh) Best line "For 40 years she tells me I'm not a man. Just a spineless boy."
Pratidhwani Dance Like a Man Direction 4 actors played past and present versions of one another seamlessly.
Pratidhwani Dance Like a Man Ensemble Playing multiple characters is not easy and they did it seamlessly.
Pratidhwani Dance Like a Man Production This was a great production that left me thinking more about the characters and their stories. I wanted to follow each couple into the future. It was funny and heartbreaking at the same time.
Pratidhwani Dance Like a Man Scenic I liked that everything took place in one room yet characters were able to come and leave.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Direction I was impressed with how the play was directed to use the space and create visual interest with such a simple set and only 2 people. The pace was excellent and I stayed attentive throughout without effort.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Playwright I found the combination of Sarah's adaptation, Allison's direction and the weaving of the design and the actors to be fantastic. Adapting 'poetry' to the stage can be fraught with artifice, and this was warm, personable and extraordinary. I knew exactly ONE poem of all the ones tasted - so very glad this is in the world.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Stephen Barker Turner (Robert Lowell) Dude was great too!
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Stephen Barker Turner (Robert Lowell) quite excellent
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Stephen Barker Turner (Robert Lowell) Both the actors did a marvelous job of keeping me engaged.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Suzanne Bouchard (Elizabeth Bishop) She was great! Very poetical! I felt moved.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Suzanne Bouchard (Elizabeth Bishop) Suzanne was remarkable - such incredible command of the language
Seattle Repertory Theatre Dear Elizabeth Suzanne Bouchard (Elizabeth Bishop) I think this play would be challenging from the actor's standpoint with the dialogue being the reading of letters.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Direction They rhythm of the speech and emotional qualities of the play have been well explored.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Ensemble Performances are invested and emotional
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Frank Lawler (Gerardo Escobar) A fairly thankless role played with a high degree of competence.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Lighting Well done, especially the cars coming and going. Very difficult in a basically open space with curtains. Nicely done.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Scenic Nice use of space with a somewhat complex plan necessary. Good use of budget. Very effective.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Scenic Definitely one of the most ambitious set designs I have ever seen at Ballard Underground.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Scenic The scenic designer used the space very effectively, creating depth in a small space and using texture well to help create atmosphere.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Sound/Music Nicely done- waves setting the mood, music, recordings - not easy in that space. Noticeably strong effort.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Tonya Andrews (Paulina Escobar) Very strong performance, believale in an unbelievable situation, never went too far over the top. Well done!
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Tonya Andrews (Paulina Escobar) Character is the play's anchor, the actress was definitely the anchor of the performance. Nuanced and forceful portrayal.
Latino Theatre Projects Death and the Maiden Tonya Andrews (Paulina Escobar) Tonya is a strong, well trained actress.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Choreography Simple, but fun
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Direction Loved the choice to start the piece with puppets in the audience.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Hana Lass (Bloody Bess) her character transformations were beautiful... she was truely a different person each time she was a different character
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Jared Michael Brown (Hopkins, Cabier) Terrific voice and flawless comic timing.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Jared Michael Brown (Hopkins, Cabier) Great energy, excellent comic timing, lovely playfulness with the audience, he seemed to clearly be enjoying his time on stage.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Jared Michael Brown (Hopkins, Cabier) As the absolute ruler Cabier, Mr. Brown is by turns pensive, playful and dignified, with an occasional touch of menace.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Jayne Muirhead (Miss MacGrundy) Awesome!!!!
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Mike Spee (Dick Whittington) Movements and facial expression were great.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Rich Gray (Pinky, Stranger) Great energy and playfulness, I really enjoyed watching this actor.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Scenic SCT blows me away with their sets. Every show is impressive and this continued the wow factor of what theater can do with a stage.
Seattle Children's Theatre Dick Whittington and His Cat Scenic Loved the textured background and the giant ship that seemed to come from nowhere. Also enjoyed the 2 dimensional style of the set pieces and black light paint. Overall, excellent creative choices that served the piece very well.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Ali el-Gasseir (Terry) Ali el-Gasseir brings a glee and earnestness to the role of the rapacious Terry that makes us like him in spite of ourselves.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Ali el-Gasseir (Terry) Slimy and fun in the best way possible.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Anthony Darnell (Matt) Matt jumped into the breaking of the fourth wall right away, allowing the audience to be guided through his journey.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Costume Realistic, simple, and aided our understanding of the characters.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Direction The relationships built were solid and believable, with creative transitions in and out of scenes.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Ensemble overall, some very good performances coupled with so many thematic elements emphasizing the disconnectedness of the (rather unlikeable) characters.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Ensemble Cast worked well together!
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty John Pyburn (Jacob) Crazy good!
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Lighting Beautiful use of lighting and multi-media to bring the audience on this journey.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty LoraBeth Barr (Katie) Really nice levels. Her inner conflicts were accessible and heart pulling.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Nik Doner (Bill) A nice infusion of simplicity and humor
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Production Truly fascinating piece with a solid cast, excellent artistic vision, and design elements.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Scenic Bare and white, which worked wonderfully to create depth, dimensions, and levels.
Washington Ensemble Theatre Dirty Sound/Music Tight cues, wonderfully chosen music, with nice balance.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Ben Wynant (Boland) So interesting to watch! Nice vocal blend with the "boys".
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Chance Eldridge (Fector) Chance had a great energy that radiated which made you want to watch him.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Choreography Interesting dynamics in movement, from fluidity to staccato.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Chris Carwithen (Pete & Lounge Singer) I particularly enjoyed Chris as the Lounge Singer, he brought great energy and believability to the character.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Costume Appropriate and good attention to details.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Devon Busswood (Rose Fenny) Honest, compelling- great voice and great connections with all on stage.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Devon Busswood (Rose Fenny) I particularly enjoyed Rose's song from the bridge.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Devon Busswood (Rose Fenny) Nice vulnerability with great vocals.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Direction Fabulous use of levels and space. Smooth transitions between scenes and nicely built relationships.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Ensemble Even with a black-out in the middle of the show, due to a storm, the cast retained their characters and movement without skipping a beat! Each transitioned nicely from character to character.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Jake Hoff (Gibbs & Steven's Date) Nice arms.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Janet McWilliams (Marcy & Peggy) Marcy was a strong presence with great vocals.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Kody Bringman (Eddie Birdlace) Charming, with a dynamic mix of strength and vulnerability.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Kody Bringman (Eddie Birdlace) Eddie's emotional journey was compelling, the monologue after the battle sequence was very compelling.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Lighting Smooth cues and interesting techniques created for ambiance.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Pat Sibley (Mama) Nurturing presence with worry and excitement for her daughter that came thru with simple and subtle facial and body expressions.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Production Fascinating and intriguing new musical with a talented cast, interesting sets and lights and wonderfully executed music.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Production Loved everything about this show. Great job!
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Scenic Loved the mutli-level set design and intricate pieces that seemed to come out of nowhere!
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Scenic The scenic design made great use of the space, the two story set gave the director and actors a lot to work with and the fold out bed and closet were one example of how the design used objects to serve multiple uses.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Sound/Music Great blend and balance with crisp cues. Loved the orchestra "on stage". The orchestra contained some brilliant sounds, especially with the percussionist and the strings.
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery Dogfight Trent Moury (Bernstein) Innocent, yet charming with a beautiful voice.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Dump Site Direction This play was clearly well thought out. I think seeing it repeatedly, from different angles, would change the story. Which makes it all the more brilliant.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Dump Site Evelyn DeHais (Charlotte Pickering) Powerful performance - VERY up-close and "immersive," true to indications!
Seattle Immersive Theatre Dump Site Playwright This is one of the best original works I've seen in Seattle, ever. It's easily in my top three, right next to Undo and Live! From the Last Night of My Life.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Dump Site Production I loved it. I thought the script and story was exceptional. I wonder if the "Immersive" aspect was necessary, just because the script, story, and actors were so strong.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Dump Site Production Exceptional use of the immersion experience and the masks: what a treat to be right there in the midst of the actors and their interactions. Powerful!

Seattle Immersive Theatre Dump Site Scenic Ambiance and mysteriousness were prevalent from the moment you were in the nondescript warehouse door.
Seattle Immersive Theatre Dump Site Scenic The amount of detail in each room is exquisite.
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Actors Really liked and appreciated the NDGM inclusion of "Clov" from the first piece - great choice that really WORKED for continuity!!
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Carrie Cates (Frisbee) Carrie is a genius in an ensemble setting. She should be commended for being one of the strongest aspects of NDGM.
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Craig A. Bradshaw (Hamm) Very good performance of this demanding role!
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Ensemble The NDGM ensemble worked together very well, listening and reacting to one another.
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Henry James Walker (Baile) Also excellent in an ensemble setting. He has a cat-like physicality and great timing.
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Matthew C. Gilbert (Clov) An amazing performance, physically and emotionally visceral. Matthew, again, does not disappoint. Pure talent, there!
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Matthew C. Gilbert (Clov) His physicality and stillness were intense.
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Pearl Klein (Spek) She was dangerous and exciting, on point.
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Scenic The set was well-designed to suit the plays. Evocative and texture, while still feeling barren and empty. Well done.
Ghost Light Theatricals Endgame / NDGM Steven Sterne (Nagg) Steven was excellent in every respect in this role. He has excellent dramatic and comedic timing.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Costume The costuming was the most successful aspect of the evening. All the promise of high stakes thievery that the script tried to hint at was delivered in the costume design. The looks were all slick and flattering and changes in costume did far more to establish the changes in time and locations than any of the slides or furniture could.

Let's keep in mind that the costumes were not great or mind-blowing in anyway, but certainly stood out as solid and well planned when put in context with the rest of the show.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Direction Transitions were seamless and beautiful.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Ensemble The cast worked very well together as a whole.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Ensemble The ensemble of actors are working very hard. The performances are clean and well rehearsed, though uninspired and lacking charisma or unique character or anything to make the play feel special, exceptional or memorable in any way. They are a clear cut example of "competent".
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Ensemble The actors were all distinctly in the same play. It was great to see/
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Kevin Lin (Francis) Great interply with Blue, strong work. Nicely done.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Kevin Lin (Francis) Clear and clean performance.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Mariko Kita (Mable) Well cast for this role. Delivered a delivered characterization believably. Nuanced.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Production Use of projections aided delightfully in telling a fun and interesting story.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Sara Porkalob (Blue) cast standout
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Sara Porkalob (Blue) Sara has moments of real emotion and a character more fleshed out than any other.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Sara Porkalob (Blue) Sara's performance was ernest and it was lovely to see her work
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Sara Porkalob (Blue) Nice job of tough chick with heart. Very believable in a somewhat unbelievable scenario.
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Scenic creative without spending too much money
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Scenic I thought using white textured panels and projections of photographs to make the scenic backdrop worked really well. Small theatres don't have large budgets for scenic design and I thought this worked well. Then they brought in a bench or chairs and table or whatever furniture elements were needed
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Scenic This is one of the most creative and deceptively simple sets I've ever seen. I absolutely loved the projected backdrops combined with simple set pieces to instantly set time and place. The stairs in front of the apartment were awesome. AND, the video in the bar was outstanding. Other small theatres should totally emulate this design. Fantastic!
Pork Filler Players / Productions Fast Company Sound/Music Well done, supported the play, set the mood & tone. Well executed.
Seattle Musical Theatre Fiddler on the Roof Costume Props to the costume designer for dressing all of those actors.
Seattle Musical Theatre Fiddler on the Roof Daina Goldenberg (Hodel) The relationship btw Hodel and Perchik was the redeeming aspect to this play.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Bridgid Abrams (Madam) Fabulous accent and vocals, with nice comic timing.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Choreography Creative use of the space, utilizing multiple levels. The challenge of choreographing on an incline was well executed. Fun and playful when appropriate, crisp and clean when needed.
Fight choreography was realistic and clean.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Choreography Amazing! And on a slant stage - tremendously impressive and well done, every single performer. Stunning.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Costume Costumes were appropriate for the time period, with nice accents that guided the audience to time and place.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Costume Fantastic and detailed costume design!
Centerstage Theatre For All That Direction Excellent use of space and levels on an intriguing set design. Well developed characters and relationships.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Direction Really creative way to use the space. Never seen it done that way before in that theatre! Pacing was good - many fantastic stage pictures.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Ensemble The cast blended nicely on songs, with well developed characters. They moved well between characters and accents hit the mark.
Adam Canne was a standout ensemble actor with wonderful stage presence, always in the moment.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Josh Williamson (Andrew) Well established character with wonderful conviction.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Kate Witt (Muranne) She got to the core of the characters and made us feel her pain and happiness.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Katherine Jett (Mairi) Beautiful clear voice, with defined intent throughout her scenes.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Lighting Lighting effects worked well, creating intense and intimate moments on a bare stage.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Playwright Well established characters and action. Plot moved along seamlessly with well placed songs and dialogue.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Playwright Refreshing and different.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Production Fascinating and inventive production of a new work.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Randall Carpenter (Malcolm) Wonderful stage presence with a stunning voice. My favorite character in the show! His 1st Act ending song was brilliant.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Randall Carpenter (Malcolm) Absolutely present and nuanced performance, impressive mastery of difficult "Black is the Sun"
Centerstage Theatre For All That Scenic Scenic design was effective, with an incline that worked to create areas representing different times and places.
Centerstage Theatre For All That Simon Pringle (Sergeant) Spot on accent!
Centerstage Theatre For All That Sound/Music Ominous and yet beautiful at the same time. Beautiful blend with the orchestra and actors. Well placed and timed effects.
Theater Schmeater Four Dogs and a Bone Actors as individuals and as an ensemble, they all did good work - one of the better ensembles I've seen this year
Theater Schmeater Four Dogs and a Bone Elinor Gunn Ms.Gunn employs her height and highly expressive face to great comic effect.
Theater Schmeater Four Dogs and a Bone Ray Tagavilla Mr. Tagavila infuses an undercurrent of menace to the otherwise sadsack Victor that perfectly presages later plot developments.
Theater Schmeater Four Dogs and a Bone Ray Tagavilla did not even feel he was acting
Taproot Theatre Company Godspell Jessi Little She didn't even seem like she was acting, she was just living. She was great.
Taproot Theatre Company Godspell Mike Spee (Jesus) He had a beautiful voice
Taproot Theatre Company Godspell Production a strong production, very good ensemble work
Taproot Theatre Company Godspell Ryan Childers (John the Baptist/Judas) Ryan is great in everything, and that's a fact!
Taproot Theatre Company Godspell Sara Porkalob Everything about her performance was fun, and I wanted to watch her every minute of the show!
Taproot Theatre Company Godspell Tyler Kimmel I believed this guy to be a bro in real life, he was that good.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Actors Kyle Robert Carter as Vince Fontaine and Teen Angel was easily one of the best parts of the show.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Choreography Clean and fun overall
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Costume Really fun choices. Everything was memorable and iconic.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Costume Looked great. There were one or two pieces that seemed a little too modern...was unsure if these were Easter eggs/winks to the audience.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Direction The direction was pretty straightforward and clean.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Direction The 5th had recently done this within the last 5 years. I was a little worried going in that it would be a little too similar to the previous production...or how much of the inspiration would come from the movie. It went beyond my expectations, and it was a refreshing look at the familiar tale.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Ensemble Solid ensemble. Good dynamic, especially with the pink ladies.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Kirsten deLohr Helland (Betty Rizzo) Funny and an amazing singer
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Patrick Shelton (Roger) Funny and totally nailed his solo.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Patrick Shelton (Roger) One of the best in the ensemble
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Production It was a good production. The most fun part of the show was having the Dusty45s open the show.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Sarah Rose Davis (Frenchie) Hilarious. Very cute. Stole a lot of her scenes.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Sarah Russell (Jan) Great timing, very funny! Stole pretty much every scene she was in without overdoing it.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Scenic The highlight of the production on the tech side -- seeing how the environments changed was delightful. Teenage dropout was particularly awesome and clever.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Solea Pfeiffer (Sandy Dumbrowski) The strongest member of the lead cast. She played naive and innocent well and her voice was excellent.
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Solea Pfeiffer (Sandy Dumbrowski) Hopelessly devoted - holy cow, this girl can sing!
5th Avenue Theatre Grease Solea Pfeiffer (Sandy Dumbrowski) Fantastic arc.
Local Jewell Productions Gruesome Playground Injuries Sarah Rose Nottingham (Kayleen) naturalistic
Annex Theatre H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian! Andy Buffelen (Gus) This man's face and movements! Nailed it!
Annex Theatre H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian! Direction The direction was simple but effective the staging of Howie's death was hilarious.
Annex Theatre H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian! Playwright a clever and fast-paced script, but definitely targeted to a particular demographic
Annex Theatre H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian! Playwright Scotto Moore has a gift for language and dead pan humor within his scripts. I laughed my ass off.
Annex Theatre H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian! Playwright Only fans of Lovecraft get it... but for those lucky people, it is incredibly clever and all-around hilarious!
Annex Theatre H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian! Production Very well written, hilarious comedy with some fun staging. One of the best off-night shows that I have seen at Annex.

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