Sunday, May 28, 2006

And the Drammy goes to …

2005-2006 Drammy Awards

Portland’s own Drammy Awards will hold its annual celebration of outstanding achievement in local theatre on Monday, June 12 at the Crystal Ballroom (1332 W. Burnside). Doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour; awards begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Fun, free and open to the public.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are the minors gonna be imprisoned again?

La Foi said...

Come on, isn't anybody going to post some inside tips, some predictions, some gossip? If I had some, I would.

Anonymous said...

I predict. . . that every single Drammy will go to a musical this year. (ha.) Seriously - it was a good year for musicals, and for NEW local talent. I'd be interested in predictions, or at least opinions. . .

Anonymous said...

Awards to OCT, defunkt, Miracle and Insight Out. Ignored will be ART, Stark Raving, CoHo and Lakewood.

Anonymous said...

I think this may be the year ART takes home one or two of the really big awards. I'm thinking for Bug and Assassins, their two "studio" shows. I foresee Third Rail, InsightOut, Stumptown, and Miracle not leaving the night empty handed. And wouldn't it be nice if Third Floor actually won an award? It's about time the kind of work they do gets recognized as a legitimate form of art to be appreciated for it.

Anonymous said...

Actor Andres Alcala. Actress Valerie Stevens.

Anonymous said...

Predictions are fun, but let's also hear why -- what made these people and plays special?

I'm not doubting any choices here -- just wanna highlight and celebrate what made these performances and productions so good.

Anonymous said...

Third Rail did receive a couple awards last year, i believe.

Anonymous said...

Third Rail did, but not Third Floor ... two different groups

Chris said...

I agree with the person that says Third Floor should get recognized. I have seen all of their shows the last several years and they are always brilliantly funny.

Besides that, I would LOVE to see Drammys go to Andy Alcala, Val Stevens, and Tim True (it is so about time Tim got recognized also). What my dream Drammy win would be Kurt Conroyd, who is in Miracle's "Clean" with Andy. I've seen a LOT of shows this year and Kurt's performance is one of the best I have seen in any show this year.

Anonymous said...

"Dirty Story" and "City of Gold" -- both really got me thinking.

BeachBum said...

"A Thought about Raya" was so different then anything I've seen in Portland.

Anonymous said...

In alphabetical order, going down the list of plays you reviewed, the ones that stand out for excellence to me are:

A Lie of the Mind
A Thought About Raya
Bug
Dirty Story
Kindred
Redwood Curtain
The Lonesome West
Urinetown

Also, I think Profile deserves some sort of mention for their great efforts to bring playwrights to town and enage them with the community each year. Anyone who got to see the discussion with Circle Rep founders at PSU knows how special and valuable that was.

Aside from actual shows, those two days with Wilson, Mason and others was easily the theater highlight of the season for me.

Anonymous said...

Predictions...
At least two awards to designers at Miracle. At least one acting award to a cast member of Clean.

And an award for Andy Alcala for nearly anything he did this season!

Allison said...

What about Ron Daum the musical theatre "everyman"? I saw him in no less than 5 shows this season including Stumptown's Urinetown, PCS Fantasticks, The Guild's Pajama Game (which he also directed) and Broadway Rose Theatre's Chicago (where he was THE BEST Amos Hart bar none) and he was never less than amazing. It's time this Trooper (trouper) was given his due.

Anonymous said...

A Thought About Raya isn't eligible this season...but will be next year so stay tuned.
And yep, the minors will be separate from the nonminors again...the OLCC you know...

Anonymous said...

Do they notify minors if they are nominated?

Anonymous said...

My predictions are: Kurt Conroyd and Andy Alcala for "Clean", maybe "Clean" will pick up best "Ensemble"? Designers and Director from Miracle. I think Tim True will not leave empty handed.

Follow Spot said...

Anonymous 1:28 and all: The locally produced elements of "A Thought About Raya" were, in fact, considered in this season.

I think we've got the full list of shows posted now at www.drammy.info, though if someone spots a production they think is missing (or misspelled or whatever), please call it to our attention.

Speaking of the Drammy Web site ... After the ceremony next week, we'll also be updating the slide shows with photos from award-winners and the season in general.

Anonymous said...

What about NWCT? They had a great season this year. But then it's only a kids theater.

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Follow Spot said...

Please, folks, let's stay on topic. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I think NWCT could possibly get some tech awards for Frankenstein, Frog and Toad and/or Seussical and maybe an acting award for Wrestling Season or Seussical.

Anonymous said...

I have to respond to the comment about Northwest Children's Theatre only being a kid's theatre. Yes, it is theatre for children and mostly cast with children and young adults, but I must say isn't that important, and great that young people are involved in theatre, that maybe they will continue on in the arts and keep that torch going? I hope they do receive some awards because what OCT and NWCT do is very important for our community.

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Follow Spot said...

Please, everyone, save the rumor grist for over late-night frosty beverages. Thanks.

David said...

I consider it 'meat and potatos' theater, but I have a soft spot for NWCTC's "In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer," perhaps the best work this unpretentious company has done. Of course, I was in it.

You gotta love a theater that puts as many actors on stage as there are seats in the auditorium. You gotta.

Anonymous said...

Even though Arts&Lectures dissolved his position,I think Howard Arron should be recognized for creating Verb. The 2 seasons of short stories adapted for the stage gave us for the most part great liturature and teriffic performances in an often misunderstood genre.

La Foi said...

Looking over the list of plays considered this year for the Drammy's, I'm chagrined at the amount of things I meant to see but did not. However, of what I did see, these two shows stand out, and they haven't been mentioned: defunkt's Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights, and Fever Theater's Mitlaufer. Both shows used the skills & resources of the companies well, and took me on interesting (and very different) journeys.

I could be snarky and say which shows I think should BY NO MEANS get an award, but I won't.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, please do!

Anonymous said...

who I'd like to see win somthing: Assasins, Seussical the musical, Frankinstine, Wrestiling Season, and the Giver (Ryan Stathos as Jonas) gave a great perfromance.

Anonymous said...

what were the deleted posts regarding? Just wondering... I have a feeling it had to do with NWCT or something related to?

Follow Spot said...

The comments that were removed were off-topic speculations inappropriate for this thread about the Drammys and the honoring of artists and productions over the past season. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

As always, I'd like to see the drammy committee figure out how to give an award to the stage managers and backstage crew. Lots of talent there, working hard to make the show run. Realizing if they are doing their job well they are 'invisible', still wish something could be done.

Anonymous said...

amen to that!

Anonymous said...

i nominate jim crino as an outstanding stage manager.

Anonymous said...

I give a double vote to Tamara Carroll and Nicole Gladwin for Outstanding Stage Management

melissa w said...

I agree that the theatre techs deserve recognition for all their hard work! Nicole G is amazing...and I would like to add Emilea Rivera to the list as well. Not only is she a cool headed stage manager, but she's a brilliant costumer as well!

Anonymous said...

I suggest everyone buy a stage manager and/or crew member a drink tonight.

Anonymous said...

so . . . who won!?

Follow Spot said...

For a list of winners, check the Drammy Web site at www.drammy.info.

And then check the Drammy site again later this week for updated slideshow of productions photos from last season.

And soon as it's available, the Drammy site will also publish the rebroadcast schedule on local cable access television (thank you to Portland Community Media TV), as well as a link to photos from the ceremony, too!

www.drammy.info

Nicole Gladwin said...

Seriously people, where were my "stage managers rock" drinks? Only two of you stepped up.

Just kidding, thanks for the shout out.

tamara said...

word, nicole. no drinks were bought in honor of my overwhelmingly super-special stage-managing, neither! must i continue to endure obscurity AND sobriety for my art.....?

unlike nicole, i'm not kidding. i will accept my drink anytime before the next drammys....

=-)
t

Nicole Gladwin said...

Anonymous 09:25:18, I think that the most practical way that the committee could recognize stage managers is to announce their names with the award winners for Outstanding Direction and particularly for Outstanding Production. "Outstanding Director, Directy McDirectorson for Showy Show, stage managed by Stagey Managerson." No statue necessary, but an official shout out and a name up on the slide.

I used to argue that neither award could be won without a solid stage manager, but Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights proved me wrong, as they did a fabulous job without one.

Dan said...

Tamara, you are so on. I'm buying you a drink next time I see you.

tamara said...

Dan: So taking you up on it!

Re: Recognising SM's (apart from the whips and various leather accoutrements); I agree that it's virtually impossible to assess, from any sort of committee's standpoint, excellence in stage-managering. The only people who really know what the SM has done is the director, cast, and production team. If the people who worked with the SM could somehow nominate or vote for the recognition of their SM, either individually or as a cast/designer team, then maybe just their names could be read or something. I mean, this would probably put me out of a job and all, but....

t

ps. nicole, i totally just had my name legally changed to stagey mcmanagerson...