Seattle Asian American Theatre Artists Mark Presence in Seattle’s 2018 Gregory Awards

Seattle’s 2018 Gregory Awards saw Asian American theatre artists continue to make their presence known in the Seattle theatre scenes, as they captured eleven Gregory Award nominations for excellence their work in the Puget Sound theatre scene. The Gregory Awards are a set of honors dedicated to theatre in the Puget Sound, administered by Theatre Puget Sound. This year’s Awards will be presented October 22.

The numbers reflect the work that is part and parcel of Seattle’s theatre scene, with work coming from both large shops and small shops; in 2017, Seattle Asian American theatre artists also received 11 nominations.

The nominated artists (both Asian American workers and artists working on shows with Asian American thrusts) include:
Erin Bednarz, Pete Irving, & Matt Starritt
2018 NOMINEE – SOUND/MUSIC DESIGN
“Dragon Lady” – INTIMAN Theatre

Gregory Dragon Lady Sound

Christine Tschirgi
2018 NOMINEE – COSTUME DESIGN
“King of the Yees” – ACT Theatre
Gregory Christine

“FAMILY MATTERS” by Rachel Atkins
2018 NOMINEE – OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY
ReAct Theatre
Gregory FAMILY MATTERS

Sharath Patel
NOMINEE – SOUND/MUSIC DESIGN
“Ibsen in Chicago” – Seattle Repertory Theatre
Gregory Sharath Patel

Sunam Ellis as Margery
NOMINEE – SUPPORTING ACTRESS (PLAY)
“Hand To God” – Seattle Public Theater
Gregory Sunam Ellis

Rajeev Varma as Mr. Bennet & Charlotte Lucas
2018 NOMINEE – SUPPORTING ACTOR (PLAY)
“Pride and Prejudice” – Seattle Repertory Theatre
Gregory Rajeev Varma

Ray Tagavilla as Actor #1
2018 NOMINEE – SUPPORTING ACTOR (PLAY)
“King of the Yees” – ACT Theatre
gregory Ray Tagavilla

Sara Porkalob
2018 NOMINEE – ACTRESS (MUSICAL)
“Dragon Lady” – INTIMAN Theatre
Gregory Sara Porkalob

Khanh Doan as Lauren Yee
2018 NOMINEE – ACTRESS (PLAY)
“King of the Yees” – ACT Theatre
Gregory Khanh Doan

“King of the Yees” – ACT Theatre
2018 NOMINEE – Outstanding Ensemble
Gregory KING OF THE YEES

“Dragon Lady” – INTIMAN Theatre
2018 NOMINEE – PRODUCTION (MUSICAL)
by Sara Porkalob
Directed by Andrew Russell
Gregory Dragon Lady

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