Spotlight: Austin Critics Table Nominees

Texas State artists bag 13
Critics Table Award nominations

All Shook Up premiered at Texas State in 2010.

Texas State faculty members, staff, alumni and students have been nominated for 13 Austin Critics Table Awards, which recognize achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts and theater.

The awards are presented by arts critics from the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin Chronicle. Winners for the 2010-11 season will be announced at informal ceremonies Monday at the Cap City Comedy Club.

Lauren Lane, an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was nominated for acting in a leading role for two performances. She was in August: Osage County and Becky’s New Car, both at the Zach Theatre.

Kaitlin Hopkins, the head of the Musical Theatre Program, was chosen for directing the Texas State productions All Shook Up and The Wild Party.

David Stahl, a lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was nominated for acting in a supporting role in Laughter on the 23rd Floor and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at the Austin Playhouse, and Eurydice at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre.

Greg Bolin, the musical director for the musical theatre program, was honored for music direction of All Shook Up and The Wild Party.

Nadine Mozon, an assistant professor in theatre and dance, was nominated for acting in a leading role in her one-woman show Delta Rhapsody. She also wrote the play about a broken-down nightclub diva.

Robin Lewis, head of the musical theatre dance program, was nominated for movement in two Texas State productions, All Shook Up and The Wild Party, as well as The Drowsy Chaperone and Rent at the Zach Theatre.

Texas State students were involved in two plays chosen by the critics: The Wild Party, nominated as a best musical production, and All Shook Up, nominated as a best ensemble performance.

Texas State alumna Jillian Hanel was nominated for costume design in A Writer’s Vision(s), a play written and directed by another Texas State graduate, John Boulanger and produced by their company, Imagine That Productions.

Alumnus Adam Hilton was honored for sound design in Bug, which was performed at the Capital T Theatre.

Andy Campbell and Mary Mikel Stump were nominated in the group gallery exhibition category for their curation of SUBstainability. He is a lecturer and she is the art gallery coordinator in the School of Art and Design.

Two guest artists at Texas State also were included on the list. Susan Branch Towne was honored for costume design for the Texas State production All Shook Up, as well as The Drowsy Chaperone at the Zach Theatre. Babs George was in the best acting in a leading role category for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre.

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