Awards are Fun!

We are super excited to announce that this year's Theatre Puget Sound Gregory Awards (sort of like our own, local Tony Awards) will feature a brand new category: Outstanding Teen Critic! The award will recognize an outstanding contribution to local theatre criticism by a member of the TeenTix Press Corps. That's right! The folks who write for this very blog have been nominated for a big, fancy award. How about that?

The four nominees for this year's award are:

Callan Carow, for her review of An Ideal Husband at Taproot
Chelsea Dole, who was nominated for two separate reviews, Pitmen Painters at ACT Theatre, and Or, at Seattle Rep.
Reanne Wong, for her review of Hedda Gabler at Intiman Theatre Festival and
Jenny Singer, for her review of Spring Awakening at Balagan Theatre.

The submissions were reviewed by a panel of local arts critics: Laura Dannen (Arts Editor for Seattle Met magazine), Leah Baltus (Editor of CityArts magazine), Omar Willey (Editor of The Seattle Star), Brendan Kiley (Theatre Editor for The Stranger), and youth representative Tucker Cholvin, a former TeenTix Press Corps member who is currently a sophomore at Georgetown University.

The recipient will be revealed and the award presented at the Gregory Awards ceremony, October 29 at ACT Theatre.

Congratulations to our four nominees, and to all the fantastic writers on our Teen Press Corps, keep on doing what you do! You are (honestly) amazing.

By the way, if you are interested in joining the TeenTix Press Corps, we'd love to have you. You can get more info on that here.
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