2015-2016 Season, OCTA Excerpts Appearance Yields Accolades
NEW RICHMOND, Ohio, July 12, 2016 – RiverStage Community Theatre of New Richmond wishes to congratulate its local company of actors, producers, and crew on their award-winning performances and productions. Their 2015-2016 season offered two shows that have received both Orchid awards from ACT-Cincinnati, and recognitions of Merit from OCTA’s adjudicated regional excerpt convention known as OCTAFest.
It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Ivory Mazur, was excerpted at OCTAFest June 23rd, where it was recognized with Merit in Period (RiverStage), Merit in Costuming (Linda Shuck and Ivory Mazur), and Merit in Acting (Stuart Maguire as Mr. Potter). It is the first show RiverStage has taken to the annual Southwest regional convention.
It’s a Wonderful Life also received the following Orchid Awards from ACT-Cincinnati: Excellence in Acting in a Play (Steve Taylor as George Bailey and Stuart Maguire as Mr. Potter), Excellence in Producing (Linda Shuck and Pat Norman), Excellence in Sound Design (Chuck Grady), Excellence in Sound Execution (Chuck Grady and Hunter Gilpin), Excellence in Stage Management (Monica Davis).
RiverStage’s May 2016 comedy, The Odd Couple, took Orchid awards for the following: Excellence in Direction (Jess Phillips), Excellence in Producing (Linda Shuck and Pat Norman), Excellence in Light Design (Tom Dean), and Excellence in Stage Management (Cathy Roesener).
Orchid Awards, given by ACT-Cincinnati Inc., “recognize and encourage excellence in over 23 performing and production areas”. Winners are chosen yearly from among the field of nominees put forth by adjudicators who have attended ACT member productions through the ACT Adjudication Program.
A complete list of RiverStage’s awards and nominations for the 2015-2016 season can be viewed online at http://www.riverstagenewrichmond.org/awards.html.
RiverStage Community Theatre of New Richmond was formed in 2013, and held its first show in December of that year. Its mission is to bring theater to the community and community to the theater, so that all may share and learn either by observation or by participation. Their next production will be a dinner theater fundraiser August 21st and 22nd. More information can be found online at http://www.riverstagenewrichmond.org