2020 Nominees

Friends of AUDELCO
2019 – 2020 Theatre Season
“The VIV” NOMINEES

LIGHTING DESIGN

 Stacey Derosier (Stew)

 Alan C. Edwards (Fires in The Mirror)

 Alan C. Edwards (The New Englanders)

 David Moodey (Reparations)

 Cha See (One in Two)

SET DESIGN

 D’Vaughn Agu (The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America)

 Isabel Curley-Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay (Reparations)

 Troy Hourie ((A)loft Modulation)

 Lawrence E. Moton III (Stew)

 Joshua Warner (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)

COSTUME DESIGN

 Asa Benally (Blues for an Alabama Sky)

 Niiamar Felder (Reparations)

 Dominique Fawn Hill (Stew)

 Toni-Leslie James (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf)

” Ben Philipp (Leaving the Blues)

 Raymond Pizarro (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)

SOUND DESIGN

 Andy Evan Cohen ((A)loft Modulation)

 Palmer Hefferan (The New Englanders)

 David Lawson (Bars and Measures)

 Mikaal Sulaiman (Fires in the Mirror)

 David Wright (Reparations)

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

 Saheem Ali (The New Englanders)

 Colette Robert (Stew)

 Michele Shay (Reparations)

 Stevie Walker-Webb (One in Two)

 LA Williams (Blues for an Alabama Sky)

 Tamilla Woodard (Where We Stand)
DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
 Jack Cummings, III (Broadbend, Arkansas)
 Thomas Kail (The Wrong Man)

 Tai Thompson (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)

CHOREOGRAPHER
 Camille A. Brown (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf)
 Leslie Dockery (a photograph / lovers in motion)
 Kim Grier-Martinez (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)
 Candace Taylor (TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever)
 Travis Wall (The Wrong Man)
PLAYWRIGHT
 Jeff Augustin (The New Englanders)
 Idris Goodwin (Bars and Measures)
 Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Where We Stand)
 Zora Howard (Stew)
 Donja R. Love (One in Two)
FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
 W. Tre Davis (Seared)
 Charlie Hudson III ((A)loft Modulation)
 Elisha Lawson ((A)loft Modulation)
 Benjamin Mapp (Leaving the Blues)
 Khiry Walker (Blues for an Alabama Sky)
 Sheldon Woodley (Blues for an Alabama Sky)
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
 
Lisa Arrindell (Reparations)
 
Patrice Johnson Chevannes (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven)
 
Harriett D. Foy (The Young Man from Atlanta)
 
Toni Lachelle Pollitt (Stew)
 Nikkole Salter (Stew)
LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
 Justin Cunningham (Broadbend, Arkansas)
 Joshua Henry (The Wrong Man)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

 Iris Beaumier (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)

 Danyel Fulton (Broadbend, Arkansas)

 Taylor Iman Jones (Scotland, PA)

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

 James A. Pierce III (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)

 Ryan Vasquez (The Wrong Man)

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTOR

 Mario E. Sprouse (The Dark Star from Harlem:  The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)

 Alex Lacamoire (The Wrong Man)

 Deah Love Harriott (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf)
OUTSTANDING MUSICAL COMPOSER
 Justin Ellington (Bars and Measures)

 David Murray (A Photograph /Lovers In Motion)
 Martha Redbone (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf)
BEST MUSICAL
 Broadbend, Arkansas (Transport Group)
 The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker (Glynn Borders and La Mama ETC)
 The Wrong Man (MCC Theater)

 Scotland, PA (Roundabout Theatre)

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
 a photograph / lovers in motion (Negro Ensemble Company)

 Bars and Measures (Urban Stages)

 One in Two (The New Group)

 Sassy Mamas (Black Spectrum Theatre Company)

SOLO PERFORMANCE

 Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Where We Stand)

 Douglas Wade (Thurgood)

 Michael Benjamin Washington (Fires in the Mirror)

LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY

 Obi Abili (Fear)

 Kamal Bolden (Reparations)

 Teagle F. Bougere (The New Englanders)

 Chike Johnson (Run Boy Run & In Old Age)

 John-Andrew Morrison (Blues for an Alabama Sky)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

 Rosalind Brown (Leaving the Blues)

 Liza Colon-Zayas (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven)

 Alfie Fuller (Blues for an Alabama Sky)

 Portia (Stew)

 Kara Young (The New Englanders)

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

 American Moor (Red Bull Theater)

 a photograph / lovers in motion (Negro Ensemble Company)

 Blues for an Alabama Sky (Keen Company)

 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (The Public Theater)

 Sassy Mamas (Black Spectrum Theatre Company)

BEST PLAY

 Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven (Atlantic Theater Company)

 Leaving the Blues (TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence))

 One in Two (The New Group)
 Reparations (Billie Holiday Theatre)

 Stew (Page 73)
 The New Englanders (Manhattan Theatre Club)

2019-2020 NOMINATED PRODUCTIONS

1(A)loft Modulationthe american vicarious
2a photograph / lovers in motionNegro Ensemble Company
3American MoorRed Bull Theater
4Bars and MeasuresUrban Stages
5Blues for an Alabama SkyKeen Company
6Broadbend, ArkansasTransport Group
7FearLucille Lortel Theatre
8Fires in The MirrorSignature Theatre Company
9For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is EnufThe Public Theater
10Halfway Bitches Go Straight to HeavenAtlantic Theater Company & LAByrinth Theater Company 
11Leaving the BluesTOSOS (The Other Side of Silence)
12One in TwoThe New Group
13ReparationsBillie Holiday Theatre
14Run Boy Run & In Old AgeNew York Theatre Workshop
15Sassy MamasBlack Spectrum Theatre Company
16Scotland, PARoundabout Theatre
17SearedMCC Theater
18StewPage 73 Productions
19The Black History Museum…According to the United States of AmericaHERE and Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative
20The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine BakerGlynn Borders and La Mama ETC
21The New EnglandersManhattan Theatre Club
22The Wrong ManMCC Theater
23The Young Man from AtlantaSignature Theatre Company
24TJ Loves Sally 4 EverJACK
25ThurgoodBlack Spectrum Theatre Co./bdouglaswade, Inc.
26Where We Stand WP Theatre

48TH ANNUAL VIVIAN ROBINSON
AUDELCO RECOGNITION AWARDS
“THE VIV” for Excellence in Black Theatre

48 YEARS OF BLACK EXCELLENCE
BLACK THEATRE MATTERS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020
VIRTUAL PRESENTATION
7:00 PM EDT

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