The Hidden Room Theatre production of Rose Rage was the runaway winner at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday, taking home five honors during a ceremony that at times threatened to best the Shakespearean marathon's five-hour running time.
For its 21st presention of awards for notable achievements in the arts, the Critics Table welcomed five new members into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame and distributed honors in 50 categories. With the exception of Rose Rage, the awards were spread pretty evenly. Ten projects were recognized with two awards each: Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Urinetown: The Musical; University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance's The Edge of Peace; Zach Theatre's Ragtime and Xanadu; Palindrome Theatre's All My Sons; the Duplicates' The Poison Squad; Rude Mechanicals' Now Now Oh Now; Breaking String Theatre's Vodka, Fucking, and Television; Ballet Austin's The Taming of the Shrew, and Forklift Danceworks' Solo Symphony. In all, 65 productions, exhibits, works, and artists were recognized.
Critics participating in this year's awards – covering the period from May 1, 2012, to April 30, 2013 – were the Austin American-Statesman's Cate Blouke (theatre), Claire Canavan (theatre), Luke Quinton (classical music/visual arts), Claire Spera (dance), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); and the Chronicle's Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Jillian Owens (theatre), Adam Roberts (theatre/classical music), Jonelle Seitz (dance), Dan Solomon (theatre), Natalie Zeldin (classical music), and Robert Faires (arts).
All My Sons, Palindrome Theatre
Rose Rage, The Hidden Room Theatre
Slip River, UT/David Mark Cohen New Works Festival
Legally Blonde: The Musical, Summer Stock Austin
Now Now Oh Now, Rude Mechanicals
Beth Burns, Rose Rage
Barbara Chisholm, The Importance of Being Earnest
Brock England, Rose Rage
Noel Gaulin, Accidental Death of an Anarchist/The Bear/Vodka, Fucking, and Television
Joey Hood, "I Am the Machine Gunner"
Joey Banks, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Fran Dorn, The Edge of Peace
Robert Matney, Rose Rage
Laurence Pears, Rose Rage/Invisible, Inc.
Sydney Roberts, Urinetown: The Musical
The Poison Squad, The Duplicates
Allen Robertson, Xanadu/Ragtime/Goodnight Moon
Cassie Abate, Urinetown: The Musical
The Edge of Peace, Suzan Zeder
The Women of Juarez, Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
"Watch Me Fall," Action Hero/Fusebox Festival
As Holy Sites Go/duet, Deborah Hay
"Requiem for a Rose," Ballet Austin
Allison Orr, Solo Symphony
Olivia Chacón, "The Red Shoes"
Travis Knights, Time
Jamie Lynn Witts, The Taming of the Shrew
Chris Hannon & Gina Patterson, "Ida"
Ballet Austin, The Taming of the Shrew
Blue Lapis Light, Heaven-Earth-One
The Rite of Spring, Joffrey Ballet/Texas Performing Arts
Thomas Graves, Michelle Marchesseault, Leilah Stewart, et al., Now Now Oh Now
Susan Branch Towne, The Sound of Music/Xanadu/Ragtime
The Duplicates, The Poison Squad
Buzz Moran, All My Sons/Under Construction/spacestation1985
Lowell Bartholomee, Vodka, Fucking, and Television
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, Austin Symphony with Conspirare
All-Beethoven Recital, Miró Quartet, Butler School of Music
String Quartet Smackdown, Golden Hornet Project
The Marriage of Figaro, Austin Lyric Opera
Sasha Cooke, Miró Quartet recital
Glenn Miller, The Sacred Spirit of Russia
Icy Simpson, I, Too
Hyung Yun, Faust
Concerto Laguna, Travis Weller
Rick Rowley, Schumann: Fantasie in C Major
line upon line percussion
Daniel Hope & Friends: Music from Terezín, Texas Performing Arts
Isaac Gomez, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Will Davis, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Hannah Fonder, St. Edward's University
Sophia Franzella, St. Edward's University
Lindsley Howard, St. Edward's University
Caroline Reck and Glass Half Full Theatre
Thomas Graves and Hannah Kenah, Alfred and Agnes
Ballet Austin II cast of Snow White
Pam Friday, Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)
Peter Bay, Solo Symphony
Austin Chamber Music Center, New Music Co-op, line upon line percussion, and Texas Choral Consort, Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Cage!
"I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America," Donald Albrecht, curator; Harry Ransom Center
"Kevin McNamee-Tweed: Rocks," Big Medium
"Collection Selections: De-Luxe," Kimberli Gant, curator; AMOA-Arthouse
TRANSfiguration, Rino Pizzi, et al.
A Survey of Open Space, Peat Duggins, Fusebox Festival
"Beili Liu: Amass," Texas State University Galleries
"W. Tucker: to stand in a boat that floats," Texas State University Galleries
"Arnold Newman: Masterclass," Ransom Center
Austin Critics Table Awards
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