A half dozen Seattle Asian American theatre artists made a major impact on the 2017 Gregory Awards, given out annually by Theatre Puget Sound, to recognize excellence in stage artistry in the Seattle/Puget Sound area.
In the October 23, 2017 ceremony, six artists claimed solo awards in design, acting, directing and producing, while making major impact in two ensemble awards.
The winners include
- Kathy Hsieh, winner of the Gregory A. Falls Sustained Achievement Award, who gave a moving and inspiring speech on the impact one person can make on society;
- Don Darryl Rivera, for Supporting Actor in a Musical (Man of La Mancha, The 5th Avenue Theatre)
- Moumita Bhattacharya, Outstanding Costume Design (Chitrangada – The Warrior Princess, Pratidhwani Dance)
- Keiko Green, Outstanding New Play (Nadeshiko, Sound Theatre)
- Diana Huey, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (The Little Mermaid, 5th Avenue Theatre)
- Rosa Joshi, Outstanding Direction (Bring Down the House, Seattle Shakespeare)
In addition, Bring Down the House received Outstanding Ensemble (directed by Rosa Joshi and included several API actors in the ensemble) and Outstanding Production (this all female version of Henry VI was co-adapted by Rosa Joshi).