Do you live in Philadelphia? Do you love the theatre? Do you crave the noble responsibility of evaluating an artist's deepest and most hard-wrought creative work? If so, maybe YOU could be a nominator for the annual Philadelphia Barrymore Awards!
The deadline for submissions is May 15, 1997.
The Performing Arts League of Philadelphia (PALP), which administers the Barrymores, sent out a call seeking nominators for "the area's first comprehensive theatre awards program." People chosen to the 40-member Nominating Committee are obligated to attend at least 50 of the 100 eligible productions at 30 area theatres over the course of a season.
According to Barrymore Awards Administrator Liz Walsh, "Being a Barrymore Nominator is an incredible opportunity for theatre lovers to be a part of the biggest annual celebration [in October] of Philadelphia area theatre. The nominators are the heart and soul of this program, and through their time and commitment to Philadelphia theatre, they make this program work."
Interested candidates should send a letter which includes
: * Theatre background and experience
* A list of Philadelphia theatre seen in the past two years
* A paragraph describing a strong reaction (positive or negative) to a particular work
* Reasons for wanting to be a nominator
* A list of all theatre affiliations
Send your submissions to Liz Walsh, The Barrymore Awards, 209 Pineridge Road, Havertown, PA 19083. Please note that Playbill On-Line is not connected to this search nor the Barrymore Awards in general.
Walsh told Playbill On-Line nominators will be chosen by June 15 and begin their duties Aug.1. The 3rd Annual Barrymore Award nominations will be announced Sept. 1997, with an awards gala to follow October.
--By David Lefkowitz