Thursday, August 06, 2009

SCORCHED Receives 12 Barrymore Award Nominations!

SCORCHED, the Wilma Theater's production of the play by acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad, received 12 (well-deserved) Barrymore Award nominations, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Play and Outstanding Ensemble in a Play!

Blanka Zizka received a nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Play, and 4 of the actresses received nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play:
  • Jolly Abraham (as Elhame/Sawda)
  • Jacqueline Antaramian (as Jihane/Nawal 40-45)
  • Aadya Bedi (as Nawal 14-19)
  • Janis Dardaris (as Nazira/Nawal 60-65)
The production also received 4 nominations for artistic production:
  • Outstanding Original Music by Amir ElSaffar
  • Outstanding Set Design by Ola Maslik
  • Outstanding Lighting Design by Thom Weaver
  • Outstanding Sound Design by Jorge Cousineau
And last but not least, the exhibition hosted in the lobby of the theater during the running of the play received a nomination for Award for New Approaches to Collaborations between The Wilma Theater & Moore College of Art and Design.

(Click here for the overall list of nominees.)

Congratulations to the entire Scorched team! It was such an honor and privilege to be even a small part of this production. Thank you!

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