Held at the Historic State Theatre, the Ivey Awards honor and showcase the work of professional theatre companies and artists over the past year.
The awards were based on evaluations completed by the more than 150 volunteer theatre evaluators, who saw more than 1,000 performances created by 80 professional theatres in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area from September 2012-August 2013.
Two productions and ten individuals/ensembles were also recognized with 2013 Iveys:
In the Next Room, Jungle Theater: Overall Excellence
Milly & Tillie, Open Eye Figure Theatre: Overall Excellence
Peter Beard & James Napoleon Stone, Directing, Hamlet (Theatre Coup d'Etat)
Raymond Berg, Musical Direction, Urinetown: The Musical (Jungle Theater)
Peter Brosius, Directing, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Children's Theatre Company)
Michael Croswell, Sound Design, Misterman (Frank Theatre)
Ensemble, Acting, Clybourne Park (Guthrie Theater)
Ensemble, Acting, Two Sugars, Room for Cream (Hennepin Theatre Trust)
Michael Matthew Ferrell, Choreography, Singin' in the Rain (Bloomington Civic Theatre)
Katherine Glover, Alissa M. Shellito & Jeri Weiss, Playwrighting, Freshwater Theatre Goes Back to High School (Freshwater Theatre Company)
Dean Holt, Acting, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Children's Theatre Company)
Craig Johnson, Acting, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Walking Shadow Theatre Company) Hatcher, who received the Ivey Award's Lifetime Achievement Award, has written Miss Nelson is Missing, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club and Compleat Female Stage Beauty. His screenwriting credits include "Casanova" and "The Duchess," and he has written episodes of "Columbo."
Vásquez, the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award, has performed on stage at Mixed Blood Theatre, Park Square Theatre and with Ten Thousand Things and Pangea World Theatre/Teatro del Pueblo. Vázquez has also appeared in many local commercials and Seasons 1 & 2 of "M@d About TV!" He has written for the Minneapolis One-Minute Play Festival and the University of Minnesota New Works Series.
More information about the Ivey Awards can be found by visiting iveyawards.com.