Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) has announced the 4th Annual Gregory Awards, to be held atAContemporary Theatre(ACT) on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:30pm. This highly anticipated awards ceremony acknowledging achievement in the theatre arts is a who’s who of the Seattle theatre scene and, as in years past, it occurs during the month-long October Arts Crush Festival. The new Melissa Hines Award, the coveted Gregory A. Falls Sustained Achievement Award and awards in 12 additional categories (supporting actor and supporting actress are new in 2012) are all presented at this ceremony.
Tickets to the awards ceremony will be on sale to the general public through the ACT box office starting September 3. TPS has received generous support for this event from ACT and a consortium of other theatres. (For a full list of supporting theatres and regional businesses; please seegregoryawards.org.)
About the Nomination Process: In 2011-2012, organizations submitted their shows to be reviewed by Gregory Award Nominators. These shows must have: been produced and rehearsed primarily in the Greater Puget Sound area; been performed a minimum of 3 weekends OR 12 performances; held an opening night within the season schedule (August 1st – July 31); and not been a staged reading, youth/educational/student performance, or short play festival. After this submission, a minimum of eight nominators were assigned to see and review each production, ranking each on a scale of 1-100. (The scoring rubric was created with the help and inspiration of the Barrymore Awards in Philadelphia.) A slate of the top-ranking candidates in each category will be submitted to a vote by the membership of Theatre Puget Sound.
The Gregory Awards are an opportunity to celebrate theatre in our region, to honor the outstanding achievements of local artists, and to raise the visibility of the local theatre scene as a whole. The new rules listed above were implemented in order to better uphold the mission of the Gregory Awards and to give each eligible production an equal voice in the nominating process.
Beginning this Friday August 10, 2 sets of nominees will be announced daily through August 17!
Keep watching the 2012 Gregory Awards page to see the nominees!