Friday, February 25, 2011

Alums and friends among 2011 IRNE nods

A number of BPT alums and friends appear on the list of IRNE nominations, announced earlier this week.

Lydia Diamond’s Stick Fly (produced last spring at the Huntington) is nominated in the Best Play (large theatre) and Best New Play categories. Lydia is also nominated in the Best Play (small theatre) category (along with fellow alums John Kuntz and Melinda Lopez) for her contribution to Company One’s Grimm. The Underground Railway production of Lydia’s Harriet Jacobs is also represented in some of the acting categories.

Melinda’s play From Orchids to Octopi (produced by Underground Railway Theatre last season) is nominated in the Best Play (small theatre) category, as is Brian Tuttle’s Her Red Umbrella (11:11 Theatre Company).

On stage, Alice Duffy was nominated for her performance in BPT’s production of Michael Towers’ Five Down, One Across; Steven Barkhimer’s performance in Gloucester Stage’s Table Manners is nominated in the Best Actor, Drama category.

And, of course, the nominees include so many of our favorite actors, technicians, designers, and other theatre artists that you really just need to review the whole stinkin’ list. Congratulations everyone!!!