Do you know an individual who makes theatre possible but who often are not themselves recognized?
The deadline for nominations has been extended to
September 22, 2019.
Nominate that unsung hero who made an impact on our community.
Individuals recognized in this category are determined via committee, not popular vote – your submissions inform the committee’s starting point. Committee members are selected from the Member Advisory Council and TPS staff and board. The recipient will be honored at The Gregory Awards ceremony on October 28th, 2019.
The Melissa Hines Backstage Award is given each year to an individual – educator, administrator, crew member, stage manager, volunteer, etc. – who has worked tirelessly “behind the scenes” in support of our regional theatre community. This honor is named after Melissa Hines, in memoriam, who was the stalwart managing director of the Empty Space Theatre, a board member of various arts institutions, and served in the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Past Recipients Include:
2018 – Ruth Eitemiller (pictured above)
2017 – Louise Butler
2016 – Kyna Shilling
2015 – Emily Leong
2014 – Doug Staley & Roger Huston
2013 – Laura Campbell
2012 – John Bradshw
(photo by Tim Aguero)