Bret Brookshire

Best Theatre Director

Shawn Sides

It makes sense that the winner of the Best Theatre Company category would include among its ranks the Best Theatre Director. Even if it didn't make sense in other than an Ionesco sort of way, of course the megatalented Ms. Sides takes the metaphorical cake, having rendered show after show in the Rude Mechanicals' canon worthy of local acclaim and national (at least) buzz. How? By using her talents, her skills, her ability to direct a similarly impressive group of performers and craftspeople, and by working her ass off on projects big enough to overwhelm any three lesser directors. But it's the boots, too: We definitely like those boots.

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