The Fountain Theatre has gobbled up 26 Theater Awards from Stage SceneLA for our acclaimed 2013-14 productions of The Normal Heart, My Name is Asher Lev and The Brothers Size. StageSceneLA editor Steven Stanley announced the winners this week after seeing and reviewing 268 productions from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014. The overall awards list is long and there are multiple winners in many categories. All of it demonstrating, as Steven Stanley affirms, that “theater in Los Angeles and its surrounding communities is alive and thriving and quite often simply as good as it gets. “
These 2013-14 Fountain productions received the following awards:
The Normal Heart
Tim Cummings and Bill Brochtrup in ‘The Normal Heart’.
Production of the Year – The Normal Heart
Best Director, Drama – Simon Levy
Best Performance, Lead Actor – Tim Cummings
Best Performance, Lead Actor – Bill Brochtrup
Best Performance, Featured Actress – Lisa Pelikan
Best Performance by an Understudy – Ray Paolantonio
Best Performance, Featured Actor – Matt Gottlieb
Best Performance, Featured Actor – Fred Koehler
Best Performance, Featured Actor – Stephen O’Mahoney
Memorable Performance, Featured Actor – Dan Shaked & Jeff Witzke
My Name Is Asher Lev
Jason Karasev, Anna Khaja and Joel Polis in ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’.
Best Production, Drama – My Name is Asher Lev
Best Director, Drama – Stephen Sachs
Best Performance, Lead Actor – Jason Karasev
Best Performance, Featured Actor – Joel Polis
Best Performance, Featured Actress – Anna Khaja
Best Costume Design – Shon LeBlanc
Best Lighting Design – Ric Zimmerman
Best Scenic Design – Jeff McLaughlin
The Brothers Size
Gilbert Glenn Brown and Matthew Hancock in ‘The Brothers Size
Best Director – Shirley Jo Finney
Best Ensemble Cast, Drama
Best Choreography, Play – Ameenah Kaplan
Memorable Lighting Design – Pablo Santiago
Best Scenic Designer – Hana S. Kim
Sound Design/Composer of the Year – Peter Bayne, The Brothers Size, The Normal Heart
Best Props Design – Misty Carlisle – Asher Lev, Brothers Size, Normal Heart
Our thanks to Steven Stanley and StageSceneLa for this acknowledgement. We appreciate and applaud his enthusiasm and support for theatre in Los Angeles.
For the complete list of StageSceneLA Award winnersclick here.
Director Shirley Jo Finney shares her vision for ‘The Brothers Size’.
The design and production team for our upcoming Los Angeles Premiere of The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraneygathered this week to discuss the many design elements needed for the production. It’s going to be a beautiful and powerful production with a fluid, quick-moving mixture of set, lights, music, movement and sound supporting three talented actors.
Director Shirley Jo Finney spoke to the designers and shared her vision for the play. Producers Simon Levy and Deborah Lawlor led the meeting with Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs, Associate Producer James Bennett and Technical Director Scott Tuomey. Adding their artistic contributions were set designer Hana S. Kim (via speaker phone!), lighting designer Pablo Santiago, costume designer Naila Aladdin-Sanders, choreographer Ameenah Kaplan, composer/sound designer Peter Bayne, music director Brenda Lee Eager, and production stage manager Terri Roberts.
Award-winning director Shirley Jo Finney returns to direct The Brothers Size, the second play in McCraney’s Trilogy, following our acclaimed and award-winning In the Red and Brown Water. The Brothers Size is a hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the country’s most exciting new voices. After a homecoming in the bayous of Louisiana, the Size brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, try to start fresh. This haunting, funny, and heartbreaking tour de force probes sexuality, coming of age, and the bonds of family as the brothers struggle to discover identity and to unearth a new sense of freedom.
The Los Angeles Premiere at the Fountain theatre stars Gilbert Glenn Brown, Matthew Hancock and Theo Perkins.