Monday, September 26, 2011

MAT Awards honor nonprofessional theater for 2011

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Act 3 Productions' Once On This Island was the big winner at The Metropolitan Atlanta Theater (MAT) Awards last night for being honored in nine artistic categories. Russ Ivey founded the awards in 2004 to recognize local community and non-professional theater. The Henry Players' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, received the second highest-number of awards, with five. The full list of 2011 MAT Award winners, in order of presentation last night, follows after the jump.

Costume Design, Musical Category
Theresa Peeples & Katryn Taylor - Into the Woods - Cobb Children's Theatre

Costume Design, Play Category
Melissa Hitchcock, Elaine Oden, & Brenda Patterson - The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe - The Henry Players

Set Design, Play Category
Mercury & Danielle Gustaveson - The Graduate - Gypsy Theatre Company

Set Design, Musical Category
Levi Kaplan, Ryan Karstensen, & Bryan Taylor - Into the Woods - Cobb Children's Theatre

Youth Award, Musical Category
Rosslyn Milne - "Little Timoune" - Once on This Island

Youth Award, Play Category
Jo-Jo Steine - "Anne Frank" - The Diary of Anne Frank

Choreography
Johnna Barrett Mitchell - Once on This Island - Act 3 Production

Minor Supporting Actor, Play Category
Frankie Asher - "Fenris Ulf" - The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe

Minor Supporting Actress, Play Category
Johnna Barrett Mitchell - "Miep Gies" - The Diary of Anne Frank

Minor Supporting Actress, Musical Category
Sara Turner - "Madame Thenardier" - Les Misérables (School Edition)

Minor Supporting Actor, Musical Category
Jacob McKee - "Carmen Ghia" - The Producers

Sound Design, Play Category
Ralph McKee & Hayley Platt - The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe - The Henry Players

Sound Design, Musical Category
Jay Tryall & Trini Otero - The Great American Trailerpark Musical - The New Depot Players

Lighting Design, Musical CategoryT
om Gillespie - Side Show - Onstage Atlanta

Lighting Design, Play Category
Rebecca Dingbaum - The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe - The Henry Players

Major Supporting Actress, Play Category
Pat Bell - "Brunhelga" - Kiss of the Vampire

Major Supporting Actor, Play Category
Jeffrey Bigger - "Jack Gable/Stephanie" - Leading Ladies

Major Supporting Actor, Musical Category
Quintez Rashad - "Papa Ge" - Once on This Island

Major Supporting Actress, Musical Category
Kandice Arrington - "Mama Euralie" - Once on This Island

Original Work
Kiss of the Vampire by Johnny Drago

Music Direction
Lyn Taylor & Sandy Deebel (Ass't) - Once on This Island - Act 3 Productions

Moira Thornett Director’s Award, Play Category
Kathryn Wood, Tammy Kirby, Lynna Schmidt, Steve Green, & Hayley Platt (Ass’t) - The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe - The Henry Players

Moira Thornett Director’s Award, Musical Category
Patti Mactas - Once on This Island - Act 3 Productions

Leading Actress, Musical Category
Maggie Taylor - "Timoune" - Once on This Island

Leading Actor, Musical Category
Jeff Cooper - "Leo Bloom" - The Producers

Leading Actor, Play Category
Gary Morgan - "Morrie Schwartz" - Tuesdays with Morrie

Leading Actress, Play Category
Barbara Cole Uterhardt - "Catherine" - Proof

Best Ensemble, Musical Category
Once on This Island by Act 3 Productions

Best Ensemble, Play Category
The Darker Face of the Earth by The Essential Theatre

Best Overall Performance of a Musical
Once on This Island by Act 3 Productions

Best Overall Performance of a Play
Proof by OnStage Atlanta

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