Rogue Machine won more Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards than any other company — five plus a special honor for its season — at LADCC”s 43rd annual ceremony Monday.
The Odyssey Theatre and Evidence Room shared four awards for their co-production of Margo Veil, and the Odyssey also won a separate award for sustained excellence. Ebony Repertory Theatre received four nods, all for A Raisin in the Sun in the production’s original run last year at the Nate Holden, and Center Theatre Group garnered four awards for four separate shows.
Among individual productions, the four won by Margo Veil and A Raisin in the Sun led the pack. Margo Veil shared outstanding production honors with Rogue Machine’s Small Engine Repair, which won a total of three awards, and A Raisin in the Sun shared outstanding revival honors with Reprise’s Cabaret and Theatre Banshee’s The Crucible.
Anne Gee Byrd won acting honors for both leading (All My Sons) and featured (I Never Sang for My Father) performances.
The ceremony was held at A Noise Within in Pasadena. The hosts were Jason Graae and Lesli Margherita.
The recipients of the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards are as follows:
McCulloh Award for Revival
Unique Theatrical Event
The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play was awarded to David Wiener for Extraordinary Chambers. The award was accompanied by an offer to publish by Samuel French, Inc.
The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theater was awarded to Rogue Machine. The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by the Nederlander Organization.
The Bob Z Award for career achievement in set design was awarded to Kurt Boetcher.
The Angstrom Award for career achievement in lighting design was awarded to Lap Chi Chu. The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by Angstrom Lighting.
The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater was awarded to the Odyssey Theatre.Â The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by contributions from the theatrical community.
The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theater was awarded to Lee Martino.Â The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by an anonymous donor.
The Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction was awarded to Matt Shakman. The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by Katselas Theatre Company.
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969.Â It is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism, and to the encouragement and improvement of theater in Greater Los Angeles.
The 2011 voting members of the LADCC consisted of:Â F. Kathleen Foley (L.A. Times), Shirle Gottlieb (Gazette Newspapers, StageHappenings.com), Hoyt Hilsman (Back Stage, The Huffington Post), Mayank Keshaviah (L.A. Weekly), Amy Lyons (Back Stage, L.A. Weekly), Dany Margolies (Back Stage), Terry Morgan (Variety), Steven Leigh Morris (L.A. Weekly), David C. Nichols (L.A. Times, Back Stage), Sharon Perlmutter (TalkinBroadway.com), Melinda Schupmann (Back Stage, ShowMag.com), Madeleine Shaner (Park La Brea News/Beverly Press, Back Stage), Les Spindle (Back Stage), Bob Verini (Variety), and Neal Weaver (Back Stage).Â Joining for 2012 is Pauline Adamek (L.A. Weekly).