Tuesday, May 18, 2010



The Sustained Achievement Award
David Greenspan

Best New American Play (w/check for $1000)

Ensemble, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons)
(Reed Birney, Tracee Chimo, Peter Friedman, Deirdre O’Connell, Heidi Schreck)

Dane DeHaan, THE ALIENS (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)

Jonathan Hammond, THE BOYS IN THE BAND (Transport Group)

Marc Damon Johnson, THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS (Public Theater)

Laurie Metcalf, A LIE OF THE MIND (The New Group)

Wendell Pierce, sustained excellence of performance

Juliet Rylance, AS YOU LIKE IT (Bridge Project/BAM)

Rocco Sisto, sustained excellence of performance

Enda Walsh, THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM (Druid Theatre / St. Ann’s Warehouse)

Sam Gold, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons) and THE ALIENS (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)

Pam MacKinnon, CLYBOURNE PARK (Playwrights Horizons)

Design / Music

Steven Dufala and Billy Blaise Dufala (machine design), MACHINES MACHINES
HERE Arts Center)

Stephin Merritt (music + lyrics), CORALINE (MCC Theater)

Tyler Micoleau, sustained excellence of lighting design

Neil Murray (sets and costumes), Malcolm Rippeth (lighting), Gemma Carrington and Jon Driscoll (projection design), BRIEF ENCOUNTER (Kneehigh Theatre / St. Ann’s Warehouse)

Special Citations
Ariane Mnouchkine & Théâtre du Soleil, LES ÉPHÉMÈRES (Lincoln Center Festival)

Taylor Mac, THE LILY’S REVENGE (HERE Arts Center)

The Ohio Theatre

Hoi Polloi and Rachel Chavkin, THREE PIANOS
(Hoi Polloi: Alec Duffy, Dave Malloy, and Rick Burkhardt) (Ontological)

Philippe Quesne and Gaëtan Vourc’h, L’EFFET DE SERGE (Vivarium Studio / Under the Radar)

Chris Wells, SECRET CITY

The Ross Wetzsteon Award (w/check for $1000)
Foundry Theatre

Obie Grants

Harlem School of the Arts

Ontological Incubator

Vampire Cowboys

Friday, May 07, 2010

Now Playing: MILK

Emily DeVoti's MILK is currently being served at HERE courtesy of the fabulous New Georges. Set in the 1980s, milk has a lot of period music, a fantastic set (by Susan Zeeman Rogers) that cuts HERE's upstairs space diagonally in half, and a terrific lead performance by Jordan Baker. Milk may do a body good, but MILK is good the the brain and the soul.

For Tickets + Info: www.here.org

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Last Call: Target Margin's THE REALLY BIG ONCE

David Herskovits' meditation on the famous and frustrating collaboration between playwright Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan on Camino Real closes this weekend. The Really Big Once is a must for both theater history fans and fans of Target Margin Theater - and Ludlow Lad admits to being both. The five-person cast (especially John Kurzynowski and Steve Rattazzi) trade roles effortlessly playing Kazan, Williams, characters in Camino Real, Herskovtis, reading e-mail correspondence from the Williams estate, and about two dozen others. So don't miss it.

For tickets and info: www.targetmargin.org

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Clubbed Thumb: Summerworks 2010

by Kate E. Ryan
directed by Anne Kauffman
original music by Mike Iveson

In which old Dot and the weird kid from the neighborhood become friends. Set in that kind of Florida town that makes you wonder: is this tv, a book, or maybe even a cabaret?

with David Brooks, Kate Hopkins, Birgit Huppuch, Ed Jewett, Lynne McCollough, and Mary Shultz

June 6, 7, 8, & 10, 11, 12 at 8PM


by Samuel D. Hunter
directed by Davis McCallum

In which Katie is determined to finish writing that book -- even though she didn't start it. Lucky she's got a new friend at the Fashion Bug to help since her in-laws are deluded, drunk, and dog-obsessed.

with Charlotte Booker, Crystal Finn, Barrett O'Brien, Carmen M. Herlihy, and Edward James Hyland

June 13, 14, 15, & 17, 18, 19 at 8PM


by Anne Washburn
directed by Les Waters
original music by Dave Malloy
In which a man struggles to assemble a reality from his dreams, the dog very much wants to be taken for a walk, and the Natural Food store isn't.

with Gideon Banner, Maria Dizzia, Matthew Maher, Dave Malloy, and Susie Pourfar

June 20, 21, 22, & 24, 25, 26 at 8PM

This will be the final Summerworks that will happen at the Ohio Theater, so make sure you don't miss it!

For tickets: Click Here

For more info on Clubbed Thumb or Summerworks: www.clubbedthumb.org