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St. Louis Theater Circle Announces 2015 Nominees

Jan 30, 2015
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The St. Louis Theater Circle, a group of local theater critics, released its 2015 award nominees on Friday. 

“It was, I think, a terrific year,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch theater critic Judith Newmark told “Cityscape” host Steve Potter on Friday. “It was a year in which we lost one theater — that’s always going to happen. There also are some new people on the horizon. And it was a year in which, I think Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, which is a free event that draws huge crowds, really came into its own with a double production of ‘Henry IV’ and ‘Henry V.’”

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Linda Kennedy is the artistic associate over education and community programs for The Black Rep, which includes coordinating their annual Summer Performing Arts program for youth ages 8-17.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 31, 2012 - Following a great 2011 with the off-Broadway optioning of artistic director Deanna Jent's "Falling," Mustard Seed Theatre also came out a big winner in this year's Kevin Kline Awards nominations. The nominations were announced tonight at an event at Tucci and Fresta Trattoria and Bar in Clayton.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 26, 2012 - I was on hand at a meeting back in the early 1990s when the Arts and Education Council came up with the idea of giving awards to honor cultural contributions by individuals and organizations in the region.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 28, 2011 - In high school, Ron Himes focused on basketball, only stumbling into theater in college. So it's no surprise he should use sports and marching-band metaphors when talking about the financial woes of the St. Louis Black Repertory Company he founded 35 years ago.