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Mercury Players’ nominations for

the 2016–17 BARTIE AWARDS

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy:

JOHN JAJEWSKI (August: Osage County)

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy:

JAMIE ENGLAND (August: Osage County)

MIRANDA HAWK (August: Osage County)

DEBORAH HEARST (August: Osage County)

PEGGY ROSIN (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy:

GINA GOMEZ (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy:

MATTHEW KORDA (August: Osage County)

Best Director of a Comedy:

DAVID PAUSCH (August: Osage County)

Best Comedy:

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Bonnie Balke, Producer)

Best Set Design – Drury:

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Dan Myers, Design; Kaleigh Richards, Trenton Bowen & Gretchen Wheat, Build & Painting)

THE WIZARD OF OZ (Teresa Sarkela, Design; Gretchen Wheat, Construction)

Best Lighting Design – Drury:

PHIL KOENIG (The Wizard of Oz)

STEVEN M. PETERSON (August: Osage County)

Best Lighting Design – Evjue:

TOM LITTREL (Of Dice and Men)

Best Sound Design:

BRITTON REA, CLAIRE KANAPPAL (August: Osage County)

Best Fight Choreography:

WHITNEY DERENDINGER (August: Osage County)

Best Ensemble:

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Most Likely to Inspire a Career in Theater:

BALL DROP BLITZ 3 (Francisco Torres, Simone LaPierre & Sarita Helm, Producers)

Best Actor in a Short:

ISAAC BRIESKE – “Flight” (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

PAUL MILISCH – “Flight” (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

Best Actress in a Short:

WENDY PROSISE – “Dirty Sheep” (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

SARAH WHELAN – “Dirty Sheep” (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

Best Director of a Short:

EMILY MORRISON WEEKS – “Flight” (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

FRANCISCO TORRES – “Dirty Sheep” (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

Best Writing:

JAN LEVINE THAL – “Santa is Not Just a River in Egypt”              (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

MATTHEW SCHRADER & SARAH LUEDTKE – “Dirty Sheep”        (Ball Drop Blitz 3)

Best Production of the Season:

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Best “Wow” Moment:

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY – Violet’s language: “Why don’t you go f#*k a f#*kin’ sow’s ass?” – PEGGY ROSIN

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY – Barbara’s language: “Eat your f#*kin’ fish!” – MIRANDA HAWK

OF DICE AND MEN – The dragon! – DOUG DION, Set Design

THE WIZARD OF OZ – The tornado! – STEVE NOLL, MARIE SCHULTE & JEFF KLAWES

 

Photos from Past Productions

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