Providence Players Honored With 19 WATCH Award Nominations for 2014 Productions

Last evening (Sunday January 18, 2015), the Washington Area Community Theater Honors (WATCH) organization announced the 15th Annual 2014 WATCH AWARDS Nominations for community theater productions mounted in calendar year 2014. There are currently 31 member companies in WATCH from throughout the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. A  total of 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) were adjudicated in 2014. The Providence Players have been a member of WATCH since 2004.

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, and that these honors will:

  • Foster and encourage the growth of community theater
  • Promote and enhance the image of community theater; and
  • Educate and inform the general public about the theatrical opportunities provided by the member theaters.

The Providence Players have been honored with a total of 19 WATCH nominations for 2014 including two each in the Outstanding Play (“Best Play”) and Outstanding Direction of a Play (“Best Director”) categories. Prior to these nominations, PPF had previously garnered 75 nominations and 18 awards since joining WATCH with some 69% of all PPF productions having been honored with one or more WATCH nominations and awards.

Congratulations to all our nominees and to all PPF members who contributed to the success of these and all PPF productions during 2014. Congratulations as well, to all our colleagues in the 31 DMV WATCH member community theater companies. 2014 was an outstanding year in Washington area community theater with a huge number of outstanding productions and hundreds of wonderful performances and technical achievements.

PPF Production of Rumors – Spring Production 2014 – 8 Nominations

PPF Rumor Photo Montage by Chip Gertzog, Providence Players
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Outstanding Play – Rumors

Outstanding Direction of a Play – Liz Mykietyn

Outstanding Cameo in a Play – Eric Jones as “Officer Welch”

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Don Myers as “Lenny Ganz”

Outstanding Hair Design in a Play – Beth Harrison & Robbie Snow

Outstanding Set Construction in a Play – John Coscia

Outstanding Set Design in a Play – John Coscia

Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Craig Geoffrion

PPF Production of Of Mice and Men – Fall  Production 2014 – 11 Nominations

PPF Of Mice and Men Montage Photos by Chip Gertzog
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Outstanding Play – Of Mice and Men

Outstanding Direction of a Play – John Coscia

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play – Kyle Keene as “Lennie”

Outstanding Properties in a Play – Julie Janson & Andra Whitt

Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Lisa Church & John Coscia

Outstanding Set Design in a Play – John Coscia

Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Lisa Church

Outstanding Light Design in a Play – Chip Gertzog

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play – Chip Gertzog

Outstanding Special Effects – Julie Janson, Beth Harrison, Andra Whitt

Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography – Mike Donahue

The full list of WATCH nominations may be found on the website or in PDF format on The WATCH website.


Join us for our next outstanding production – “Other Desert Cities” which opens March 13, 2015 and runs through March 28, 2015

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