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The 22nd Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Nominations

The Darker Face of the Earth, Fountain Theater/BAND, the American Renegade Theater

 

Steven Leigh Morris

Published on January 25, 2001

The following shows and/or individuals have been nominated by this newspaper’s theater critics for excellence on stages of 99 seats or less, in productions opening between January 1 and December 31, 2000, in the Los Angeles area. The awards will be presented on Monday night, April 23, 2001, as part of an interactive carnival extravaganza at the Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., downtown, hosted by Robert Prior and the Fabulous Monsters, with John Fleck, David Schweizer and other presenters to be announced shortly in these pages. Doors open at 6 p.m.; awards are given out at 8 p.m.; a catered reception will follow. Tickets for all nominees are free. Guests and all others, $5 at the door. Nominees in the Production of the Year, Revival Production of the Year and Musical of the Year categories include (as verified in a published playbill): producers, playwrights, directors, designers, actors and stage managers. The Production Design category includes producers, directors and designers. Ensemble categories include actors and directors. Seating is not guaranteed and will be allocated strictly on a first to call, first served basis. To RSVP, or to request further clarification, call (323) 993-3693. Checks may be sent to L.A. Weekly, c/o Lisa Yu, 6715 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, but must be received by April 18. The new category of Short Plays refers to plays falling somewhere between a one-act and a full-length play. The full-length Play Writing award comes with a cash prize made possible by the generosity of A.S.K. Theater Projects.

 

PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

The Akhmatova Project, Critical Mass, at the Actors’ Gang Theater

The Berlin Circle, Evidence Room

The Darker Face of the Earth, Fountain Theater/BAND, the American Renegade Theater

In Flagrante Gothicto, Circle X Theater Company, at the McCadden Place Theater

The Master and Margarita, Zoo District, at ArtShare/Hudson Backstage

Pudd’nhead Wilson, Falcon Theater

The Seagull, Actors Co-op