AE Among Top Ten Productions of the Year

Posted on August 17, 2008

I'm thrilled that Actor's Express has fared very nicely in The Sunday Paper'sSpotlight Awards, highlighting the best of the Atlanta theatre season.

Named among the Top Ten Productions of the year was AE's When Something Wonderful Ends, which also scored an Honorable Mention nod to leading lady Vicki Ellis Gray.

Don Finney also received an Honorable Mention nod for his turn in Some Men.

Behind the scenes, I was named one of Atlanta's Top Ten Directors and Kat Conley's exquisite design for Octopus was named one of the Top Five Set Designs of the season.

It's also worth mentioning that actors featured in upcoming AE productions received mentions as well. Lead Actress of the season went to LaLa Cochran, who'll be seen as Helene in the upcoming AE production of The New Century. She was so cited for her bravura turn in The Little Dog Laughed at Theatre in the Square.

And Marianne Fraulo of season opener Finn in the Underworld received an Honorable Mention as Supporting Actress of the year for her turns in Pure Confidence at Theatrical Outfit and Rabbit Hole at Theatre in the Square. And Chris Kayser, of the upcoming Mauritius received an Honorable Mention for Lead Actor of the year for his work in The Merchant of Venice at Georgia Shakespeare. His Mauritius costar Richard Garner (Artistic Director of GA Shakespeare) was also included in the Top Ten Directors list.

Congrats to all these AE artists, as well as everyone else whose fine work was recognized.