FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 31, 2020
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Theatre Memphis Receives Top Honors at Ostranders
Memphis, TN – Theatre Memphis was awarded nine top honors at the 37th annual Ostrander Awards on Sunday, August 31, 2020. Named after the late Memphis actor Jim Ostrander, the awards are given to recognize excellence in the Memphis theatre community and were held virtually this year and represented a shortened season of shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsored by Contemporary Media and ArtsMemphis since the inception, the Ostranders are determined by a panel of judges who represent the arts community and devote their time to attending the shows, nominating participants, scoring, discussing and choosing the winners.
The awards given to Theatre Memphis this year include:
Jack Yates – Best Scenic Design / Musical: Cats
Mandy Heath – Best Lighting Design / Drama: A Few Good Men
Mandy Heath – Best Lighting Design / Musical: Mamma Mia!
Amie Eoff and Andre Bruce Ward – Best Costume Design / Musical: Cats
Karen Reeves and Brooklyn Reeves – Best Hair and Makeup Design / Musical: Cats
Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley – Best Choreography / Musical: Cats
Crystal Brothers – Best Featured Performer / Musical: Cats
Stephen Garrett – Best Leading Performer / Drama: A Few Good Men
Cats - Best Production / Musical
Other awards that were issued that have Theatre Memphis connections are:
Jared Johnson (Board Member) – Otis Smith Legacy Dance Award
Christina Hendricks (Volunteer) – Behind the Scenes Award
Ann Marie Hall (Director/Actor) – Eugart Yerian Lifetime Achievement Award
Jason Eschhofen (Musical Director) – Larry Riley Rising Star Award
Dennis Whitehead Darling (Board Member) – Best Direction of a Musical (Hattiloo Theatre)
Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended @ Southern Avenue and is a community theatre whose mission it is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants
Winner of the AACT Diamond Crown Award 2020 for longevity, sustainability, and vision.
Theatre Memphis receives funding from ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.