Friday, September 28, 2012

BIP Nominations--Erin Treadway, Ben Taylor Ridgway and Kathleen Fletcher!

B. Iden Payne Awards Nominations Meeting
Vortex Theatre
September 24, 2012

Costume Design by Benjamin Taylor Ridgway
Photography by Daniel Brock
The BIP awards nominations were held at the Vortex, on their main stage, with the set of Water still up. Director Cullum asked the entering audience not to walk through the dry pool to get dirt in it that will later muddy the waters in the show.

Tutto Theatre Company received three awards nominations for its work this year!  Two were for The Twelfth Labor, best lead actress in a drama, Erin Treadway; and best costume design, Benjamin Taylor Ridgway.  The third was for Kathleen Fletcher, best lead actress in a comedy, in The Alien Baby Play.   I was surprised--how could anyone remember back as far as February?  They could, and how!  This is a definite tribute to the power and hilarity of Kathleen's performances.

That's it.  I think it is important to note that both our nominated actors are resident in NYC.  Tutto has a commitment to supporting local talent, and this may seem like a contradiction.  But no, Kathleen is an Austin native, and Erin is a Texas native. Tutto is supporting our local and regional talent in their First Coast endeavors, doubly satisfying when their award nominated performances are in Austin before the home crowds.  Benjamin Taylor Ridgway moved to Austin from NYC within the last couple of years and counts as brilliant local talent.  We are honored to present his work on our stages.