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The B. Iden Payne Awards Council is very pleased to present our 2013-2014 B. Iden Payne Award Ballot.

As supporters of BIPAC, and as an avid patron of the arts, this is your opportunity to cast your vote for this season’s most outstanding local theatrical productions and theatre makers.





Voting Instructions:

This year, the ballot will be by donation—no membership required. To donate, please use our Paypal button to the right. One donation of ANY amount will secure you a ballot, however multiple donations will not result in multiple ballots. Please donate what you can!

Our ballot is deployed manually, so please allow up to 48 hours for receipt. You will receive a unique SurveyMonkey link via your email. If you fail to receive a ballot please use our Contact form to reach out.

The ballot should take approximately fifteen (15) minutes to complete. You may navigate within the survey if necessary, as well as exit and return for editing. However, once you submit the survey your results will be captured and you will be unable to return to it. Each category is a matrix depending on the number of nominees. You may select only one response per column. Click the number that best represents the quality of the nominee.

In order to provide a fair, accurate count, we ask that you please vote only for the productions you attended and viewed.

Distinguished Achievement: We are pleased to bring this award back to the community this year. We want this to be a community-driven award, so we are providing a write-in opportunity. You will be able to support up to three individuals or organizations for an outstanding contribution to Austin theatre.

 
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:59 pm CST. You will not be permitted to remit your responses after this time.

2013-2014 B. Iden Payne Nominations

THEATER FOR YOUTH

Outstanding Production

Polyanna Theatre Company
ZACH Theatre
ZACH Theatre
ZACH Theatre
Summer Stock Austin and the Long Center
The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas
Dr. Suess’s Cat in the Hat
Pinocchio
Salt and Pepper
Stone Soup

Outstanding Direction

ZACH Theatre
Polyanna Theatre
 
ZACH Theatre
Summer Stock Austin and the Long Center
Jess Hutchinson, Salt and Pepper
Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas
Nat Miller, Pinocchio
Allen Robertson, Stone Soup

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Outstanding Production
Theatre for Youth

Playground Superhero, Pollyanna Theatre Company
 
Outstanding Direction
Theatre for Youth

 
Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, Playground Superhero
 
 
Outstanding Performer
Theatre for Youth

 
Toby Minor (Kobyn), Playground Superhero
 
 
Outstanding Production
Music Theatre

 
Avenue Q
Austin Theatre Project
 
 
Outstanding Direction
Music Theatre

 
Rudy Ramirez
Sing Muse
 
 
Outstanding Lead Actor
Music Theatre

 
Andrew Foote (Tateh),
Ragtime: The Musical
 
 
Outstanding Lead Actress
Music Theatre

 
Michelle Haché (Princess Ida), Princess Ida
 
 
Outstanding Featured Actor
Music Theatre

 
Nathan Jerkins (Lexy Mill),
A Minister’s Wife
 
 
Outstanding Featured Actress
Music Theatre

 
Libby Dees-Detling (Mae), Reefer Madness: The Musical
 
 
Outstanding Production
Comedy

 
Qualities of Starlight
VORTEX Repertory Company
 
 
Outstanding Direction
Comedy

 
Rudy Ramirez
Qualities of Starlight
 
 
Outstanding Lead Actor
Comedy

 
Toby Minor (Theodore Turner) Qualities of Starlight
 
 
Outstanding Lead Actress
Comedy

 
Liz Fisher (Kelly)
The Pain and the Itch
 
 
Outstanding Featured Actor
Comedy

 
J. Ben Wolfe (Mr. Hadid)
The Pain and the Itch
 
 
Outstanding Featured Actress
Comedy

 
Chris Humphrey
(Mrs. Steve Powers, announcer)
Brides of the Moon
 
 
Outstanding Production
Drama

 
Slowgirl
Hyde Park Theatre
 
 
Outstanding Direction
Drama

 
Rachel Wiese
The Man Who Planted Trees
 
 
Outstanding Lead Actor
Drama

 
Jason Newman (Doug) Gruesome Playground Injuries
 
 
Outstanding Lead Actress
Drama

 
Molly Karrasch (Becky)
Slowgirl 
 
 
Outstanding Featured Actor
Drama

 
Ryan Hamilton
(Jesse Bandel, Teddy Ray Harrington)
Just Outside Redemption
 
 
Outstanding Featured Actress
Drama

 
Beth Broderick (Harlene Corf) Just Outside Redemption
 
 
Outstanding Set Design
 
Ann Marie Gordon
Qualities of Starlight
 
 
Outstanding Lighting Design
 
Jason Amato
WATER
 
 
Outstanding Sound Design
 
Robert Fisher
Slowgirl
 
 
Outstanding Costume Design
 
Carl Booker
Little Shop of Horrors
 
 
Outstanding Music Direction
 
John Vander Gheynst
Little Shop of Horrors
 
 
Outstanding Dance Choreography
 
Toni Bravo
EARTH
 
 
Outstanding Fight Choreography
 
Toby Minor
Coriolanus
 
 
Outstanding Original Script
 
Gabriel Jason Dean
Qualities of Starlight
 
 
Outstanding Original Score
 
Chelsea Manasseri, Rudy Ramirez, Melissa Vogt-Patterson, Michelle Alexander, Hayley Armstrong, Jennifer Coy and Kyle Zamcheck
 
Sing Muse
 
 
Outstanding Media Design
 
Lowell Bartholomee
Vodka, Fucking and Television
 
 
Outstanding Cast Performance
 
Sing Muse
VORTEX Repertory Company
 
 
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
 
Jennifer Underwood and Dennis Bailey (parents) Qualities of Starlight
 
Outstanding Young Performer
 
TIE:
 
John Austin
(Zeus as youth, Hades, Ganymede),
Zeus in Therapy
 
Vincent Hooper (Youth) Passing Strange
 
 
Outstanding Puppetry
 
The Cruel Circus
Trouble Puppet Theater Company
 
 
Rudy Kloptic Award
Outstanding Improvisational Theater

 
The Suitcase
The Institution Theater
 

We are excited to announce several additions to the B. Iden Payne Awards for the 2013-2014 season.

The council has been in conversation with the Austin improv community throughout the past year to discuss the addition of this vital and thriving part of our theatre community. We wanted to hear from them about how we might best honor their work in keeping with our established practices.

At their recommendation, the council has elected to add two new awards for Improv performance: Outstanding Production of Improv and Outstanding Direction of Improv. New artistic guidelines can be found on our page. In addition to these two awards, eligible productions will also be considered for all of our acting categories (including cast and ensemble) and general categories. The Rudy Kloptic Award for Outstanding Improv troupe, nominated by the improv community, will remain.

Also new this year, we are adding a general category for Stage Management. We all know just how much these individuals contribute to the success of a production, and we have long wanted to honor that.

We are so excited to bring these three new awards to the Austin theatre community and look forward to viewing these productions!

 

Nominations for Awards

2012 – 2013 Season

 

THEATER FOR YOUTH

 

Outstanding Production

The Bremen Town Musicians                                                                 Summer Stock Austin

The Edge of Peace                                                        UT Department of Theatre and Dance

The Little Mermaid                                                                            ZACH Theatre for Youth

Mariachi Girl

ZACH Theatre for Youth, Teatro Vivo and UT Department of Theatre and Dance

Playground Superhero                                                                Pollyanna Theatre Company

 

 

Outstanding Direction

Linda Hartzell                                                                                               The Edge of Peace

Judy Matetzschk-Campbell                                                                   Playground Superhero

Nat Miller                                                                                                     The Little Mermaid

Brant Pope                                                                                                             Mariachi Girl

Allen Robertson                                                                           The Bremen Town Musicians

 

Outstanding Performer

Franchelle Stewart Dorn (Nell Hicks)                                                          The Edge of Peace

Toby Minor (Kobyn)                                                                              Playground Superhero

Megan Richards (mermaid, storyteller)                                                      The Little Mermaid

Aisha San Roman (Cita)                                                                                       Mariachi Girl

Gricelda Silva (BeeBee)                                                                                  The Family of Ree

 

MUSIC THEATER

 

Outstanding Production

Avenue Q                                                                                               Austin Theatre Project

One Night With Janis Joplin

ZACH Theatre, Daniel Chilewich and Todd Gershwin of One Night Productions,
the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc.

Passing Strange                                                                               Half and Half Productions

Ragtime: The Musical                                                                                         ZACH Theatre

The Secret Garden                                                            SEU Mary Moody Northen Theatre

 

Outstanding Direction

There are no nominees in this category this year.

 

Outstanding Lead Actor

Andrew Foote (Tateh)                                                                             Ragtime: The Musical

Greg Holt (Archibald Craven)                                                                     The Secret Garden

Matthew Redden (Bob Wallace)                                               White Christmas: The Musical

Kyle Scatliffe (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.)                                                     Ragtime: The Musical

 

Outstanding Lead Actress

Jill Blackwood (Mother)                                                                           Ragtime: The Musical

Kacee Clanton (Janis Joplin)                                                         One Night With Janis Joplin

Kia Dawn Fulton (Sarah)                                                                        Ragtime: The Musical

Michelle Haché (Princess Ida)                                                                                 Princess Ida

 

Outstanding Featured Actor

Joey Banks (Danny Hooper)                                                                         Baby: The Musical

Nathan Brockett (Jack)                                                               Reefer Madness: The Musical

Brian Coughlin (Ezekiel Foster, Santa Claus)                          White Christmas: The Musical

Nathan Jerkins (Lexy Mill)                                                                             A Minister’s Wife

Jose Villarreal (Lecturer, Mr. Poppy, ensemble)                        Reefer Madness: The Musical

 

Outstanding Featured Actress

Jacqui Cross (Mother)                                                                                        Passing Strange

Libby Dees-Detling (Mae)                                                           Reefer Madness: The Musical

Amy Downing (Prossy Garnett)                                                                    A Minister’s Wife

Tiffany Mann (the Blues Singer)                                                  One Night With Janis Joplin

Barbara A. Schoenhofer (Martha Watson)                              White Christmas: The Musical

 

COMEDY

 

Outstanding Production

The Importance of Being Earnest                                     SEU Mary Moody Northen Theatre

The Lieutenant of Inishmore                                                                          Capital T Theatre

The Motherfucker With the Hat                                                                    Capital T Theatre

Qualities of Starlight                                                                  VORTEX Repertory Company

Vodka, Fucking and Television                                                           Breaking String Theater

 

Outstanding Direction

Carrie Klypchak                                                                      The Motherfucker With the Hat

Mark Pickell                                                                                  The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Rudy Ramirez                                                                                            Qualities of Starlight

Richard Robichaux                                                                The Importance of Being Earnest

Ben Schave                                     The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor

Scot Friedman (George Hay)                                                                      Moon Over Buffalo

Joseph Garlock (Cord McCade)                                                                             Invisible Inc.

Joe Hartman (Virgin Sacrifice, Madeleine Astarté, Madeleine Andrews)

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom

Jason Liebrecht (Padraic)                                                             The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Toby Minor (Theodore Turner)                                                                 Qualities of Starlight

 

Outstanding Lead Actress

Liz Beckham (Miss Elizabeth Bennet)                                                        Pride and Prejudice

Liz Fisher (Kelly)                                                                                      The Pain and the Itch

Nikki Zook (Beatrice)                                                                      Much Ado About Nothing

 

Outstanding Featured Actor

Michael Jastroch (ensemble)         The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Derek Jones (East, Jimmy, Lendall, Chad, Daniel)                                            Almost, Maine

Laurence Pears (Question Mark)                                                                           Invisible Inc.

David Stahl (Dr. Gerald Lyman)                                                                                  Bus Stop

J. Ben Wolfe (Mr. Hadid)                                                                         The Pain and the Itch

 

Outstanding Featured Actress

Katie Bender (Dinah)                                                                                             The Cataract

Barbara Chisholm (Lady Bracknell)                                     The Importance of Being Earnest

Sophia Franzella (Cecily Cardew)                                       The Importance of Being Earnest

Chris Humphrey (Mrs. Steve Powers, announcer)                                    Brides of the Moon

Leng Wong (Yoshiko)                                                                                  This Feather House

 

DRAMA

Outstanding Production

Agnes and Alfred                                                                                   Physical Plant Theater

The Cruel Circus                                                                 Trouble Puppet Theater Company

The Man Who Planted Trees                                                                          Exchange Artists

Slowgirl                                                                                                         Hyde Park Theatre

The Sunset Limited                                                                                   Trinity Street Players

 

Outstanding Direction

Connor Hopkins                                                                                              The Cruel Circus

Jenny Larson                                                                                                       Dream Cabinet

Steve Moore and Zeb L. West                                                                               Adam Sultan

Carlos Treviño                                                                                                Agnes and Alfred

Rachel Wiese                                                                                 The Man Who Planted Trees

 

Outstanding Lead Actor

Trevor Bissell (Black)                                                                                   The Sunset Limited

Joey Hood (machine gunner, grandson)                         “I Am the Machine Gunner”, Strike

Jeff Mills (Andre)                                                                                                                Three

Jason Newman (Doug)                                          Gruesome Playground Injuries [Capital T]

Rommel Sulit (Jean)                                                                      The Man Who Planted Trees

 

Outstanding Lead Actress

Molly Karrasch (Becky)                                                                                                 Slowgirl

Hannah Kenah (Agnes)                                                                                Agnes and Alfred

Rachel McGinnis Meissner (Blanche)                                              A Streetcar Named Desire

Caroline Reck (Lady Macbeth, witch, murderer)                                           Toil and Trouble

Rebecca Ann Robinson (Margaret)                                                                        Good People

 

Outstanding Featured Actor

Travis Bedard (Gaunt, Carlisle)                                                                                 Richard II

Aaron Black (Michel Katurian)                                                                         The Pillowman

Ryan Hamilton (Jesse Bandel, Teddy Ray Harrington)                   Just Outside Redemption

Gene Menger (Elzeard Bouffier)                                                  The Man Who Planted Trees

Charles P. Stites (Meninius)                                                                                      Coriolanus

 

Outstanding Featured Actress

Kim Adams (Emma)                                                                                                  Circus Girl

Pilar Andujar (Helena)                                                                                        Boom for Real

Beth Broderick (Harlene Corf)                                                           Just Outside Redemption

Babs George (Mrs. Fergus)                                                                  Mad Beat Hip and Gone

Amanda Morish (Mayme)                                                                              Intimate Apparel

 

 GENERAL CATEGORIES

Outstanding Set Design

Ia Ensterä                                                                                                                        Slowgirl

Ia Ensterä                                                                                                                            Strike

Ann Marie Gordon                                                                                    Qualities of Starlight

Ann Marie Gordon                                                                                                        WATER

Derek Kolluri and Jenny Lavery                                          Austin Is a Place (You Are Here)

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Jason Amato                                                                                                                   WATER

Rachel Atkinson                                                                                            The Edge of Peace

Kathryn Eader                                                                                               The Secret Garden

Erin Fleming                                                                                                       The Attic Space

Michelle Habeck                                                                                                    33 Variations

 

Outstanding Sound Design

Blake Addyson                                                                                                                   Strike

Robert Fisher                                                                                                                  Slowgirl

Jeff Mills                                                                                                              Dream Cabinet

Buzz Moran                                                                                                     spacestation1985

Buzz Moran/K. Eliot Haynes                                                                         Toil and Trouble

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Carl Booker                                                                                              Little Shop of Horrors

Monica Gibson and Lucie Cunningham                                                        The Cruel Circus

Deborah Roberts                                                                        White Christmas: The Musical

Jamie Urban and Monica Gibson                                                                              Circus Girl

Chin-Hua Yeh                                                                                                 Intimate Apparel

 

Outstanding Music Direction

David Blackburn                                                                                                                Edges

Jeffrey Jones-Ragona                                                                                                Princess Ida

Michael McKelvey and Steve Suagey                                                            A Minister’s Wife

Allen Robertson                                                                                       Ragtime: The Musical

Allen Robertson                                                                         White Christmas: The Musical

John Vander Gheynst                                                                              Little Shop of Horrors

 

Outstanding Dance Choreography

Toni Bravo                                                                                                                      EARTH

Danny Herman and Rocker Verastique                                                   Under Construction

Vincent Sandoval                                                                                                             Swing!

 

Outstanding Fight Choreography

Travis Dean                                                                                  The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Joseph Garlock                                                                                                       Julius Caesar

Toby Minor                                                                                                                Coriolanus

Andrew Rodgers                                                                                                Doctor Faustus

 

Outstanding Original Script

Dennis Bailey                                                                                      Just Outside Redemption

Gabriel Jason Dean                                                                                    Qualities of Starlight

Nat Miller                                                                                                     The Little Mermaid

Steve Moore                                                                                                    Agnes and Alfred

Andrew Perry                                                                                        Playground Superhero

Suzan Zeder                                                                                                   The Edge of Peace

 

Outstanding Original Score

Chelsea Manasseri, Rudy Ramirez, Melissa Vogt-Patterson, Michelle Alexander,

Hayley Armstrong, Jennifer Coy and Kyle Zamcheck                                          Sing Muse

Héctor Martínez Morales                                                                                      Mariachi Girl

Graham Reynolds                                                                                                   Invisible Inc.

Chad Salvata, Chris Humphrey, Anderson Dear, Melissa Vogt-Patterson,

Betsy McCann, Emerald Mystiek and Mindy Rast                                                    EARTH

Justin Sherburn                                                                                                The Cruel Circus

 

Outstanding Media Design

Lowell Bartholomee                                                                 Vodka, Fucking and Television

Chris Owen/K. Eliot Haynes                                                                          Toil and Trouble

Kate Leahy                                                                                                  The Little Mermaid

Katie Rose Pipkin                                                                         The Man Who Planted Trees

Lee Webster                                                                                                                        Strike

 

Outstanding Cast Performance

Avenue Q                                                                                               Austin Theatre Project

The Cruel Circus                                                                 Trouble Puppet Theater Company

The Motherfucker With the Hat                                                                    Capital T Theatre

Sing Muse                                                                                   VORTEX Repertory Company

Twelve Angry Men                                                                               City Theatre Company

 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Robert Schleifer and Dan Lendzian (Tuck and Voice)                                The Edge of Peace

Scot Friedman and Evan Shaw (Adam and Luke)                                                    Next Fall

Allen Robertson, Hunter St. Marie, Paul Koudouris, Will Krause, Harrell Williams,

Tony Bray, Rick White and Shane Walden (the band)            One Night With Janis Joplin

Jennifer Underwood and Dennis Bailey (parents)                                  Qualities of Starlight

Jason Newman and Bradley Carlin (astronauts)                                          spacestation1985

 

Outstanding Young Performer

John Austin (Zeus as youth, Hades, Ganymede)                                           Zeus in Therapy

Paige Bradbury (Mary Lennox)                                                                    The Secret Garden

Vincent Hooper (Youth)                                                                                   Passing Strange

Gray Randolph (Pippin)                                                                                                   Pippin

Donnie Thigpen (ensemble)                                                                                             Swing!

 

Outstanding Puppetry

Adam Sultan                                                                                           Physical Plant Theater

The Cruel Circus                                                                 Trouble Puppet Theater Company

The Family of Ree                                                                        Pollyanna Theatre Company

spacestation1985                                                                                                 Natalie George

Toil and Trouble                                                                  Trouble Puppet Theater Company

 

Special Certificates

Community outreach and accessibility in The Edge of Peace

UT Department of Theatre and Dance

Being the Piano Man in 33 Variations                                                                      Anton Nel

Props in Qualities of Starlight                                                                                Helen Parish

Community involvement for Crab the Dog cross-promotion

in Two Gentlemen of Verona                                              Something for Nothing Theater

 

Rudy Kloptic Award for Outstanding Work in Improvisational Theater

(nominated by the artistic directors of Austin’s improvisational theaters)

Bad Boys (ColdTowne Theater)

Fandom: Improvised Fan Fiction in Your Favorite Worlds (The Hideout Theatre)

Get Up (GNAP! Productions/Salvage Vanguard Theater)

The Known Wizards (MerlinWorks/ZACH Theater)

The Megaphone Show (The New Movement Theater)

The Suitcase (The Institution Theater)

2012-2013 B. Iden Payne Awards!!

Mark your calendars!!

On Tuesday, October 8th at 9:30 PM in the outdoor courtyard at The Vortex, BIPAC will be announcing our 2012-2013 B. Iden Payne Award Nominees!

We are also thrilled to announce that the ceremony this year will be held Tuesday, November 5th at Stateside at the Paramount. More information will be forthcoming , so stay tuned, and we’ll see you on the 8th for announcement of the nominees!

Stay tuned! We’ll be announcing the nominations for 2012-2013 awards soon!!

The B. Iden Payne Awards Council is pleased to present the 2011-2012 B. Iden Payne Award Recipients. These artists have been recognized for their outstanding theatrical contributions to the Austin community and we congratulate them.

We thank everyone who was able to join us on  Monday at the New Topfer Theatre at ZACH as we recognized the recipients of the 38th Annual B. Iden Payne Awards.  We thank emcees Tom Booker and Asaf Ronen as well as our other honored guests, Place 4 City Council Member Laura Morrison , Actors’ Equity Association, and The Creative Fund.

Become a subscriber of BIPAC today as we continue our efforts to fulfill our mission to support, promote, and recognize outstanding work in Austin theatre.

Congratulations to the recipients and thank you to our supporters. Bravo!

YOUTH | MUSIC THEATRE | COMEDY | DRAMA | TECHNICAL | SPECIAL

PLAY FOR YOUTH

Outstanding Production

  • The Commedia of Errors (VORTEX Summer Youth Theatre)

Outstanding Direction

  • Matthew Patterson (The Commedia of Errors)

Outstanding Performer

  • Julie Linnard (Empress) Symphony of Clouds

MUSIC THEATRE

Outstanding Production

  • Next to Normal (ZACH Theatre)

Outstanding Direction

  • Bonnie Cullum (Sarah Silver Hands)

Outstanding Lead Actor

  • David Gallagher (Andrew Jackson) Bloody Bloody Andrew jackson

Outstanding Lead Actress

  • Meredith McCall (Diana) Next to Normal

Outstanding Featured Actor

  • Joey Banks (Martin Van Buren, Indian Dancer, Messenger) Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Outstanding Featured Actress

  • Kelli Schultz (Natalie) Next to Normal

COMEDY

Outstanding Production

  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Capital T Theatre)

Outstanding Direction

  • Caroline Reck (FupDuck)

Outstanding Lead Actor

  • Joey Hood (Kyle) Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Outstanding Lead Actress

  • Molly Karrasch (Nan) Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Outstanding Featured Actor

  • Kenneth Wayne Bradley (Taggart) Men of Tortuga

Outstanding Featured Actress

  • Jennifer Underwood (Ann Kron) Well

DRAMA

Outstanding Production

  • Rose Rage (The Hidden Room)

Outstanding Direction

  • Beth Burns (Rose Rage)

Outstanding Lead Actor

  • Jude Hickey (K.J.) The Aliens

Outstanding Lead Actress (TIE!)

  • Kim Adams (Narrator) The Pavilion
  • Babs George (Kate Keller) All My Sons

Outstanding Featured Actor

  • Joey Hood (Jasper) The Aliens

Outstanding Featured Actress

  • Breanna Stogner (Tchiripacha, Edie, Eliza) The 21 Would-Be Lives of Phineas Hamm

TECHNICAL

Outstanding Set Design

  • Ann Marie Gordon (Sarah Silver Hands)

Outstanding Light Design

  • Patrick Anthony (Big Love)

Outstanding Sound Design

  • K. Eliot Haynes (Riddley Walker)

Outstanding Costume Design

  • Glenda Barnes (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson)

Outstanding Media Design

  • Chris Owen and K. Eliot Haynes (Riddley Walker)

Outstanding Music Direction

  • John Vander Gheynst and Dustin L. Struhall (The Sound of Music)

Outstanding Dance Choreography

  • Lisa del Rosario (DayBoyNightGirl)

Outstanding Fight Choreography

  • Toby Minor (Rose Rage)

Outstanding Original Script

  • Caroline Reck (FupDuck)

Outstanding Original Score

  • Chad Salvata (:Humpty)

Outstanding Puppetry

  • Riddley Walker (Trouble Puppet Theater Company)
SPECIAL

Outstanding Cast Performance

  • Rose Rage (The Hidden Room)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

  • Michelle Alexander, Roberto Araujo, Tyler Jones, Elizabeth Koepp, Lara Wright and Jennifer Blakeney Young (the muses) Xanadu: The Musical

Outstanding Young Performer

  • Jordan Barron (Moritz) Spring Awakening

Rudy Kloptik Award for Outstanding Work in Improvisational Theatre (Nominated by the artistic directors of Austin Improv Collective)

  • Girls! Girls! Girls!(Gnap! Productions, The Institution Theater)

 

38th Annual B. Iden Payne Awards

The B. Iden Payne Awards Council is pleased to present the 2011-2012 B. Iden Payne Awards Ceremony. After having viewed close to 170 eligible shows this season, we were honored to recognize Austin artists in their endeavors to produce outstanding theatre.  We thank every artist that strives to promote and support the art and we congratulate those that continue to raise the bar and elevate our ideas of excellence.

 

Ticket Information! 

Tickets are currently available but going REALLY fast.  Click the link below to buy your tickets now! All ticket holders may pick up their tickets at Will Call no later than 7pm. All unclaimed tickets will be released at 7pm. RSVP Required

 

Ceremony Specs!

Monday, October 29th, 7:00pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
Black tie optional but encouraged
Cash Bar
Free parking available

The B. Iden Payne Awards Council is pleased to welcome emcees Tom Booker and Asaf Ronen as our 2011-2012 emcees.  We are also  honored to have deliver the ceremony address, Place 4 City Council Member Laura Morrison , as she discusses the impact of Theatre and the Arts in Austin, as well as how we as practitioners and supporters my continue to strengthen and elevate our impact.

We have lots of surprises and fun things in store and can’t wait to see you there!

Can’t make the ceremony? We’d still love to hear from you! Add your voice.

 

Official After-Party!

We are ecstatic to announce Gibson Bar as the Official host of the 2011-2012 B. Iden Payne Awards Ceremony After-Party! Theatre and Improv artists and patrons across the city are invited to gather at Gibson following the Awards Ceremony to celebrate the outstanding achievements of local artists this season.

Sportin’ a ‘stache? That hairy upper lip grants you access to our $3 specialty drinks, The BIPAC Buzz (for all you Maker’s Mark fans) and the BIPAC Brewski (for our Heineken lovin’ friends). No ‘stache of which to speak? No worries! We’ll have some available at the ceremony!

Photo booth by Ellie Morgan and food from Luke’s Inside Out will be available until Midnight!

 

Let’s Celebrate!!

VOTING DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Get your 2011-2012 Nominations Ballot TODAY! We’ve decided to keep the voting open for just a few more days to allow everyone a chance to cast their votes for this season’s most outstanding theatre in Austin. Don’t wait!

You can become a member of BIPAC for only $35 dollars and receive not only your ballot, but a FREE ticket to the 2011-2012 Awards Ceremony to be held Monday, October 29th at the new TOPFER theatre at ZACH (we’re already on our way to a full house so really….hurry).

Please show your support to a community that allows each of us the opportunity to enjoy, create, and celebrate the Art.

Voting ends midnight, Wednesday, October 24th!

Show your support today!