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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Process

Our process includes meeting every six weeks to review recently viewed productions, wherein committee members who viewed the shows submit nominations within these categories. Discussion is held, followed by preliminary voting to create a provisional list.

 

At the end of the viewing season, committee members hold a meeting to narrrow the ballot down to approximately five nominees, which are submitted to the public for final voting.

 

Conflicts of Interest

 

During our meetings, committee members with significant ties to the project (such as participation in the production, marriages or other romantic relationships with individuals in the production, or other potential conflicts of interest) leave the room for the duration of discussion and voting on the project.

Categories and Guidelines

Current Eligible Categories are listed below. Other outstanding work may be also be recognized in the form of Special Certificates for Outstanding Achievement. New categories may be added annually, but must be added prior to the start of a season.

Theatre for Youth

Outstanding Direction             Outstanding Performer             Outstanding Production

Musical Theatre

Outstanding Production          Outstanding Direction               Outstanding Lead Actor

Outstanding Lead Actress        Outstanding Featured Actor     Outstanding Featured Actress

Drama

Outstanding Production          Outstanding Direction               Outstanding Lead Actor

Outstanding Lead Actress        Outstanding Featured Actor     Outstanding Featured Actress

Comedy

Outstanding Production          Outstanding Direction               Outstanding Lead Actor

Outstanding Lead Actress        Outstanding Featured Actor     Outstanding Featured Actress

Improvisation

Outstanding Production         Outstanding Direction                

Rudy Koptick Award for Outstanding Improvisational Troupe

Design/Technology

Outstanding Set Design          Outstanding Lighting Design    Outstanding Costume Design

Outstanding Sound Design    Outstanding Puppetry               Outstanding Media Design

Outstanding Stage Management

Other Categories

Outstanding Music Direction

Outstanding Cast Performance

Outstanding Fight Choreography

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Outstanding Theatrical Event

Outstanding Original Script

Outstanding Dance Choreography

  Outstanding Live Music Performance

Outstanding Young Performer

 Outstanding Original Score