Last night (January 19, 2014), at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, Washington area community theater companies announced their 14th Annual Washington Area Community Theatre Honors (WATCH) Award nominations for calendar year 2013. 114 productions (42 musicals, 72 plays) from 33 theater companies performing from Annapolis, MD. in the east, to Fauquier County, VA in the west and covering the greater DC, MD, Northern Virginia region were adjudicated this year.
The Providence Players of Fairfax (PPF) were honored with 7 award nominations for two productions in another year marked by extremely broad distribution of nominations throughout the member companies. Congratulations to all PPF award nominees, the 26 member companies recognized with nominations and to all 33 WATCH member community theater companies for one of the strongest years of community theater entertainment since watch was formed. PPF would like to thank Mario Font for representing PPF on the WATCH Board and for coordinating our adjudication assignments.
The PPF 2013 WATCH Award Nominees are:
Outstanding Costume Design in a Play – Robbie Snow – Is He Dead?
Outstanding Properties in a Play – Andra Whitt – Is He Dead?
Outstanding Set Design in a Play – Raedun de Alba – Is He Dead?
Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – Chip Gertzog, Mike Mattheisen, David Schwartz – Is He Dead?
Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Paul Hennesy & Mike Mattheisen – Is He Dead?
Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Paul Hennesy & Mike Mattheisen – Is He Dead?
Outstanding Special Effects – Chip Gertzog & Jimmy Gertzog – Little Shop of Horrors
The Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) is an organization founded for the adjudication and presentation of annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in community theatre throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. 10 judges from the 33 member companies saw and scored each of the 114 shows, each actor and each production element. The high and low scores are eliminated and the remaining 8 scores are averaged. The top 5 or 6 scorers in each category receive nominations with the high score receiving the WATCH Award in that category.
The Providence Players first joined WATCH in 2004. Since joining WATCH, PPF has been honored with nearly 70 WATCH nominations and awards. The 14th Annual WATCH Award Ceremony will be held on March 9, 2014 at The Birchmere.
The full list of all WATCH award nominations may be found at: