Monday, January 17, 2005

D&D: Award winners in our midst

All right, i'm starting this post over since it got unwieldy and now i have most, if not all, of the information.

At the Pointy Awards on Sunday quite a few of the winners were folks involved in Diogenes/Dionysus. Here's a rundown:

Graham Douglass (Colt in D&D, a subject in the documentary The Extra Mile) won Best Actor in a Musical for his stunning performance as the Emcee in Cabaret

Peter Navarra (Will in D&D, subject of the documentary Cold & Glass) won Best Youth Actor in a Comedy or Drama for his Dewey Maples in The Diviners

Leaman Valentine (D&D crew/support, plus a writer of, and actor in, Rampaging Rhinos' Zerosum) won a Director's Choice Award for his turn as C.C. Showers in The Diviners

Chris Valentine (D&D crew/support, Zerosum crew) won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama for his turn as Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace

Holly Riedel (Mrs. Bennett in D&D) won Best Actress in a Comedy or Drama for her Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Taylor Danielson (Brent in D&D) received a Director's Choice Award for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Best Actor in a Comedy or Drama for his outstanding work as Buddy Layman in The Diviners

Ryan Batley (D&D crew, Zerosum writer and director) received the Director's Choice Award for Dracula.

Marie Cearley (a teacher in D&D) was awarded the Director's Choice Award for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Emily Houghton (D&D extra/support) received a Director's Choice Award for her work as Assistant Director on Inspecting Carol.

Also last week:

Clifton Fifer (D&D extra/support) received an Earnest T. Player award for his work as Tom in To Kill a Mockingbird

Rachel Hensley (as Chava in Fiddler on the Roof; D&D extra/support) won an Earnest T. Player award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth Actor.

Meg Lewis (as Genevra in Appointment with Death; D&D extra/support) took home an Earnest T. Player award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth Actor.

Congrats to all.

And since i reviewed it -- In addition to Holly and Marie, and the unawarded but incredible Roy Burney (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; appearing as well in D&D), Ella Johnson won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama for Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and Caleb Straus won Newcomer of the Year for Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Congrats to all of them, and to Director Jeff Scott, for awards in what i consider to be the best thing i saw in 2004.

(updated Tuesday, January 18th and Wednesday, January 19th and Thursday, January 20th)

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