Recent awards

For 2015, PPF was honored with eight (8) WATCH nominations.  Congratulations to the nominees:

  • Outstanding Properties in a Play – Julie Janson & Robbie Snow – Calendar Girls 
  • Outstanding Light Design in a Play – Jason Hamrick – Other Desert Cities 
  • Outstanding Properties in a Play – Becky McNair & Julie Janson – Other Desert Cities 
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – John Coscia – Other Desert Cities 
  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Ingrid David – Other Desert Cities 
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – John Coscia – Other Desert Cities 
  • Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Craig Geoffrion – Other Desert Cities 
  • Outstanding Hair Design in a Play – Beth Harrison & George Smith – The Glass Mendacity

For 2014, PPF was honored with four (4) WATCH awards among nineteen (19) nominations.  Congratulations to the award and nominees:

Awards:

PPF Of Mice and Men photo by Chip Gertzog

Kyle Keene as Lenny and Michael Donahue as George in “Of Mice and Men”

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play – Kyle Keene as “Lennie” – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Lisa Church & John Coscia – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Light Design in a Play – Chip Gertzog – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Direction of a Play – Liz Mykietyn – Rumors

Also Nominated:

  • Outstanding Direction of a Play – John Coscia – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Light Design in a Play – Chip Gertzog – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Play – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Properties in a Play – Julie Janson & Andra Whitt – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – John Coscia – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Lisa Church – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play – Chip Gertzog – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Special Effects – Julie Janson, Beth Harrison, Andra Whitt – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography – Mike Donahue – Of Mice and Men
  • Outstanding Cameo in a Play – Eric Jones as “Officer Welch” – Rumors
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Don Myers as “Lenny Ganz” – Rumors
  • Outstanding Hair Design in a Play – Beth Harrison & Robbie Snow – Rumors
  • Outstanding Play – Rumors
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – John Coscia – Rumors
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – John Coscia – Rumors
  • Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Craig Geoffrion – Rumors
Beth Harrison Accepting One of Her Two WATCH Awards for "You Can't Take It With You"

Beth Harrison Accepting One of Her Two WATCH Awards for “You Can’t Take It With You”

For 2013, PPF was honored with one (1) WATCH award among seven (7) nominations.  Congratulations to the award and nominees: Award:

  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Paul Hennesy & Mike Mattheisen for Is He Dead?

Also Nominated:

  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Play – Robbie Snow for Is He Dead?
  • Outstanding Properties in a Play – Andra Whitt for Is He Dead?
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – Chip Gertzog, Mike Mattheisen, and David Schwartz for Is He Dead?
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – Raedun de Alba for Is He Dead?
  • Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Paul Hennesy & Mike Mattheisen for Is He Dead?
  • Outstanding Special Effects – Chip Gertzog & Jimmy Gertzog for Little Shop of Horrors

For 2012, PPF  was honored with eight (8) WATCH awards among nineteen (19) nominations for performance and production work, covering three different PPF productions. This was the most nominations of any of the 33 member WATCH theater companies throughout the DC/MD/VA area.  Congratulations to award winners and nominees: Awards:

  • Outstanding Light Design in a Play – Chip Gertzog for Side Man
  • Outstanding Properties in a Play – Susan Kaplan for Side Man
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – Raedun Knutsen & Chip Gertzog for Side Man
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play – Jimmy Gertzog & Chip Gertzog for Side Man
  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Play – Robbie Snow for You Can’t Take it With You
  • Outstanding Hair Design in a Play – Beth Harrison for You Can’t Take it With You
  • Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play – Beth Harrison for You Can’t Take it With You
  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play for Lisa Church & Chip Gertzog – You Can’t Take it With You

Also Nominated:

  • Outstanding Play for Side Man
  • Outstanding Direction of a Play – Jimmy Gertzog for Side Man
  • Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play – Beth Harrison for Side Man
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – Chip Gertzog for Side Man
  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Kathy White for Side Man
  • Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Chip Gertzog for Side Man
  • Outstanding Properties in a Play – Robbie Snow for Sleuth
  • Outstanding Properties in a Play – Chip Gertzog for You Can’t Take it With You
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – John Coscia for You Can’t Take it With You
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – John Coscia for You Can’t Take it With You
  • Outstanding Special Effects – Chip Gertzog for You Can’t Take it With You

PPF wins one (1)  WATCH award out of eleven (11) nominations in 2011

  • Outstanding Hair Design in a Play – Beth Harrison and George Smith forAuntie Mame

Jayne Victor, John Coscia and Ari Post in “The Shadow Box”

Also nomintated:  

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play – Beth Whitehead as “Auntie Mame Dennis” in Auntie Mame
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Ruth Neaveill as “Vera Charles” in Auntie Mame
  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Play – Robbie Snow & Christian D. Faulkner – Auntie Mame
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – Chip Gertzog & John Coscia for The Shadow Box
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play – John Coscia, Patrick David & Ingrid Helvig David forAuntie Mame
  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Ingrid Helvig David forAuntie Mame
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – John Coscia & Chip Gertzog forThe Shadow Box
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – John Coscia, Patrick David & Ingrid Helvig David forAuntie Mame
  • Outstanding PlayAuntie Mame
  • Outstanding PlayThe Shadow Box

The Shadow Box Wins Ruby Griffith Award’s 2010-2011 “Outstanding Achievement in a Play” PPF’s winter 2011 production, The Shadow Box, has been honored by the British Players’ Ruby Griffith Awards program with the 2010-2011 award for “Outstanding Achievement in a Play.”  Directed by Barbara Gertzog, set design by John Coscia and Chip Gertzog, and costume design by Robbie Snow. PPF receives six (6) WATCH nominations in 2010.

  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – John Coscia as ” Sgt. Hing, Doc O’Connor, Dr. Cantway, Rev. Fred Phelps, Dennis Shepard ” in The Laramie Project
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play – Cheryl Sinsabaugh as “Deirdre” in Waiting in the Wings
  • Outstanding Cameo in a Play – Erin Finucane as “Amber” in Big Tree Falls
  • Outstanding Cameo in a Play – Addie Storvick as “Sherri” in Big Tree Falls
  • Outstanding Cameo in a Play – Beth Hughes-Brown as “Olive” in Big Tree Falls
  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Play – Robbie Snow for Waiting in the Wings

All My Sons Wins Ruby Griffith Award’s top honor for 2009. PPF’s spring 2009 production of All My Sons won the Ruby Griffith Awards program’s highest award, All-Round Production Excellence. All My Sons was directed by Beth Whitehead. Costuming was conducted by Tina Thronson and Susan Kaplan. Stage design, construction and dressing were conducted by Ingrid and Patrick David.

Jayne Victor, David Whitehead and Nicolette O’Connor in “All My Sons”

PPF receives seven (7) WATCH nominations in 2009.

    • Outstanding Performance for Lead Actress in a Play – Jayne Victor in All My Sons
    • Outstanding Achievement for Set Design in a Play – Patrick David for All My Sons
    • Outstanding Achievement for Set Design in a Play – John Coscia for Harvey
    • Outstanding Achievement for Set Construction in a Play – Patrick David for All My Sons
    • Outstanding Achievement for Set Construction in a Play – John Coscia for Harvey
    • Outstanding Achievement for Set Decoration in a Play – Ingrid David for All My Sons
    • Outstanding Achievement for Stage Combat Choreography in a Play – Beth Whitehead, David Whitehead, and Mike Donahue for All My Sons

Liz Smith and Amy Baska in “Steel Magnolias”

PPF receives two (2) WATCH nominations in 2008.

  • Outstanding lead actor in a play – Patrick David as “George/Cyrano”- Moon Over Buffalo
  • Outstanding stage combat choreography – Beth WhiteheadMoon Over Buffalo 

PPF wins five (5) WATCH awards out of eight (8) nominations in 2007 Awards:

  • Outstanding Properties – Jillen Jobe, Chip Gertzog, Susan Kaplan & John CosciaSaturday Sunday Monday
  • Outstanding Set Construction – John Coscia & Patrick DavidSaturday Sunday Monday
  • Outstanding Set Decoration – John Coscia & Chip GertzogSaturday Sunday Monday
  • Outstanding Set Design – Chip Gertzog & John CosciaSaturday Sunday Monday
  • Outstanding Set Painting – Craig Geoffrion & Julie HendricksonSaturday Sunday Monday

Also nominated:

  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Matt Ames as “Malvolio” – Twelfth Night
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Patrick David as “Sir Toby Belch” – Twelfth Night
  • Outstanding Light Design – Chip GertzogSaturday Sunday Monday

The Women receives First Runner-Up for Outstanding Achievement in a Play. PPF’s 2006 production of The Women received First Runner-up for Outstanding Achievement in a Play from the Ruby Griffith Awards program conducted by the British Players.   PPF receives five (5) WATCH nominations in 2006.

  • Featured Actress in a Play – Nancy Thompson as Margaret in I Never Sang for My Father
  • Featured Actor in a Play – John Coscia as Kit Carson in The Time of Your Life
  • Set Design – John Coscia and Chip Gertzog for The Time of Your Life
  • Set Construction – John Coscia for The Time of Your Life
  • Set Decoration – Chip Gertzog and John Coscia for The Time of Your Life

PPF receives 2 WATCH nominations in 2005.

  • Outstanding Costume Design – Susan Devine & Donna Naybor – The Women
  • Outstanding Featured Actress – Beth Whitehead as “Romaine Vole” – Witness for the Prosecution

In its first years as a member of WATCH (2004), PPF was honored with 3 WATCH awards among 8 nominations for The Man Who Came to Dinner Awards:

  • Outstanding Cameo in a Play – Craig Geoffrion as “Beverly Carlton”for The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Outstanding Set Design – Tina Thronson & John Coscia for The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Outstanding Set Decoration – Tina Thronson, Sue Winfield & John Coscia for The Man Who Came to Dinner

Also Nominated:

  • Outstanding Sound Design – Bud Traynor for The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Outstanding Set Painting – Craig Goeffrion for The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – David Whitehead as “Banjo” for The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Outstanding Set Construction – John Coscia for The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Outstanding Properties – Sue Winfield for The Man Who Came to Dinner