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Month: February 2019

HONORING PROFESSIONAL THEATER WITH “THE CRAIG NOEL AWARDS”

HONORING PROFESSIONAL THEATER WITH “THE CRAIG NOEL AWARDS”

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle President Pam Kragen opens the 2018 Craig Noel Awards at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Ion Moe)

2019 Craig Noel Awards date, location announced

SAN DIEGO [July 20, 2019] – The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the date and location of the 2019 Craig Noel Awards.

The awards will be presented from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.

As in this year’s ceremony, tickets to the 2019 awards will be sold online via Eventbrite.com. More details will be announced in the fall.

2018 Craig Noel Awards announced

SAN DIEGO [Feb. 12, 2019] – The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 17th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County.

Old Globe artistic director Barry Edelstein is joined onstage by two cast members of "A Thousand Splendid Suns," Arden Pala and Mondis Vakili.
Old Globe artistic director Barry Edelstein is joined onstage by two cast members of "A Thousand Splendid Suns," Arden Pala and Mondis Vakili.

This year’s 28 awards were presented before an audience of more than 500 guests at the annual ceremony on Feb. 11, 2019, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego.

Two productions were the big winners, earning four each.

The Old Globe’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” won for Outstanding Dramatic Production, Direction, Lighting and Scenic Design.

Lamb’s Players Theatre’s production of “Once” earned awards for Outstanding Resident Musical, Ensemble, Musical Direction and Lead Performance By a Female in a Musical (Caitie Grady).

San Diego Repertory Theatre’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2” picked up two prizes for Outstanding Dramatic Production and Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play (Sofia Jean Gomez).

Anna Ziegler’s “The Wanderers,” produced by The Old Globe in its world premiere and directed by Globe artistic director Barry Edelstein, won the award for Outstanding New Play.

San Diego Repertory Theatre artistic director Sam Woodhouse, left, accepts the Outstanding Production award for "A Doll's House, Part 2," which he stage directed, with members of the show's cast.
San Diego Repertory Theatre artistic director Sam Woodhouse, left, accepts the Outstanding Production award for “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” which he stage directed, with members of the show’s cast. (Photo by Ion Moe)