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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Duncan Little Theatre wins with "I'm Getting Murdered In The Morning"

As reported in the Duncan Banner (Duncan Oklahoma) :

Darrel Ashford has a few reasons to celebrate. Not only was he and his wife, Tana, named the outstanding  Duncan Little Theatre  volunteers for the 2012-13 season during Saturday’s Limelight Awards, he won Best Director for "I'm Getting Murdered In The Morning" which also won Best Production.
And as he received the awards, Ashford gave credit to his cast instead of himself. This was his first attempt at directing, and “Murdered” was a rare dinner theater for DLT.
“This doesn’t belong to me,” Ashford said, as he accepted the Best Production award. “This belongs to my cast. It was a great production.” 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Up For Awards - Congrats to Vacaville Gaslighters

The Vacaville Gaslighters Theatrical Troupe in Vacaville California are among the nominees for the 29th annual "Arty" nominees for 2013. Categories range from High School productions to Community theatre: musicals, drama and comedy. Vacaville is up for 13 nominations in various slots from best director to best costume design.

Of course the reason I mention this is that a few of these nominations are for productions of my plays. Both "Last Call At Chez Mort" and "Dead Air" have found their way into the nominations. "Last Call" even made it into the category of "Outstanding Production in Adult Comedy".

Vacaville 's production of my script "Death Of A Doornail" did win in 2011 for Outstanding Comedy Production so here is wishing them all the best for this year!