Lavender’s Arts Spotlight: Year In Review 2013

By John Townsend December 12, 2013

Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured - Home Page, Our Scene

Best Productions

1. Stick Fly, Park Square Theatre
2. Other Desert Cities, Guthrie Theater
3. Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Walking Shadow Company
4. Skiing on Broken Glass, Guthrie Theater
5. The Sexual Life of Savages, Walking Shadow Company
6. the road weeps, the well runs dry, Pillsbury House Theatre
7. Or, Park Square Theatre
8. Tribes, Guthrie Theater
9. Elemeno Pea, Mixed Blood Theatre
10. (tie) Unraveled, Theatre Unbound
              The Chronicles of Kalki, Mixed Blood Theatre
              A Strange and Separate People, Minnesota Jewish Theatre

Stick Fly. Photo courtesy of Park Square Theatre

Stick Fly. Photo courtesy of Park Square Theatre

Theater Artist of the Year

Marion McClinton: Director of Stick Fly at Park Square Theatre, the road weeps, the well runs dry at Pillsbury House Theatre, Jackie and Me at Children’s Theatre Company, and Buzzer, a Pillsbury House Theatre production at the Guthrie Theater

Foremost Singular Achievements in Direction

Joe Dowling, Skiing on Broken Glass, Guthrie Theater
Amy Rummenie, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Walking Shadow Company

Best Solo Performance

Wade Vaughn, Cul-de-Sac, Loudmouth Collective

Best Crossgender Performance

David Hanbury, Mrs. Smith Live!, Camp Bar Cabaret Theater

Best Actress-Drama

Jodi Kellogg, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Gremlin Theatre
Best Actress-Comedy: Emily Gunyou Halaas, Or, Park Square Theatre
Best Actress-Musical:  Jill Iverson, Carrie, Minneapolis Musical Theatre/Hennepin Theatre Trust

Best Actor-Drama

John McGinty, Tribes, Guthrie Theater

Best Actor-Comedy

Dean Holt, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Children’s Theatre Company

Best Actor-Musical

Tim Kuehl, Sunset Boulevard, Minneapolis Musical Theatre/Hennepin Theatre Trust

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Photo by Dan Norman

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Photo by Dan Norman

Best Supporting Actress-Drama

Sally Wingert, Other Desert Cities, Guthrie Theater

Best Supporting Actress-Comedy

Laurine Price, Elemeno Pea, Mixed Blood Theater

Best Supporting Actress-Musical

Lori Maxwell, Carrie, Minneapolis Musical Theatre/Hennepin Theatre Trust

Best Supporting Actor-Drama

David Brinkley, Other Desert Cities, Guthrie Theater

Best Supporting Actor-Comedy

Nicholas Leeman, The Sexual LIfe of Savages, Walking Shadow Company

Best Supporting Actor-Musical

Ben Bakken, Aida, Theater Latte Da/Hennepin Theatre Trust

Best Music Director

Andrew Fleser, This Side of Paradise, History Theatre

Best Set Design – Large House

Alexander Dodge, Tribes, Guthrie Theater

Best Set Design – Small House

Rob Jensen, The Sexual Life of Savages, Walking Shadow Company

The Sexual Life of Savages. Photo by Dan Norman

The Sexual Life of Savages. Photo by Dan Norman

Best Costume Design

Kathy Kohl, This Side of Paradise, History Theatre

Best Lighting Design

Daniel Ellis & Adam Vahrenkamp, Treasure Island, Theatre-in-the-Round Players

Best Sound Design

Michael Croswell, Misterman, Frank Theatre

Superior Achievement in Performance Art

Queer!, Gadfly Theatre

Superior Achievement in New Musical Comedy

The Geriatrical Theatrical, Plymouth Playhouse

Superior Achievement in Comedy Revue

I Saw Daddy Marry Santa Claus, Brave New Workshop

Superior Achievement in New Playwriting:

Jennifer Blackmer, Unraveled, Theatre Unbound
Ethan Boatner, Changes in Time, 20% Theatre
Aditi Brennan Kapil, The Hindu Gods Trilogy, Mixed Blood Theatre

Changes in Time. Photo by Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography

Changes in Time. Photo by Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography

Breakthrough In Intersex Characterization/Performance

Aditi Brennan Kapil & Debargo Sanyal, Brahman/i: A One-Hrija Standup Comedy, Mixed Blood Theatre

Notable Adaptation of a Classic

Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, Alan Berks & Company at Gremlin Theatre

Best Show from Out of Town

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, Australia’s Back to Back Theatre at Walker Art Center

Best Performance from Out of Town

Alex Morf, War Horse, National Theatre of Great Britain presented by Orpheum-Hennepin Theatre Trust

Skiing on Broken Glass. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Skiing on Broken Glass. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Superior Performances

Muriel Bonertz: Changes in Time, 20% Theatre
Rebecca Myers Yoho & Kristen Mathisen: Unraveled, Theatre Unbound
Bill McCallum & Kathryn Meisle: Clybourne Park, Guthrie Theatre
Sara Richardson, Namir Smallwood, Hugh Kennedy: Buzzer, Pillsbury House at Guthrie Theatre
Virginia Burke: Good People, Park Square Theatre
Casey Hoekstra & Craig Johnson: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Walking Shadow Company
Joe Bombard: The Sexual Life of Savages, Walking Shadow Company
David Beukema & Eric Knutson: Camino Real, Girl Friday Productions
Stephen Yoakam: An Iliad, Guthrie Theater
Erik Hoover & Jim Peitzman: Herocycle, FTF Works
David Darrow & Michael Booth: Skiing on Broken Glass, Guthrie Theatre
Caledonia Wilson: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Gremlin Theatre
Anna Sundberg & Peter Christian Hansen: Venus in Fur, Jungle Theatre
Danielle Siver, The Children’s Hour, Sabes Jewish Community Center.

4 Responses to Lavender’s Arts Spotlight: Year In Review 2013

  1. Kathy Kohl says:

    Thank you, John! I appreciate these kudos for less obvious, fine productions.

  2. Drew Jansen says:

    I’m honored by your citation of The Geriatrical Theatrical, John.

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