Seems like yesterday when we sat down at Katz’s Deli to vote on the first
Austin Critics Table Awards. Now a whole new generation of arts journalists are making the decisions. We could not be happier.
The following individuals and groups were honored Monday night at
Cap City Comedy Club. (If I missed any, let me know.)
CRITICS TABLE AWARDS 2018
"Henry IV," The Hidden Room Theatre
"Ragtime," Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance
"Ragtime" is an American classic.
Jason Phelps, "The Brothers Size"
David Mark Cohen New Play Award
"Wild Horses," Allison Gregory
Performance by an Individual
John Christopher, "The Brothers Size"/"Fixing Troilus and Cressida"
Chanel, "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill"
Jennifer Coy Jennings, "Wild Horses"
Sarah Danko, "The Effect"/"Grounded"
Judd Farris, "Henry IV"/"The Repentance of Saint Joan"
Joseph Garlock, "The Immigrant"
Performance by an Ensemble
"The Wolves," Hyde Park Theatre
"Wimberley Players," Wimberley
Stephanie Busing, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
Chris Conard/Zac Thomas, "Pocatello"
Buffy Manners, "Shakespeare in Love"
Rachel Atkinson, "Scheherazade"/"Twenty-Eight"/"Catalina de Erauso"/"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"/"Con
Lowell Bartholomee, "Grounded"
Lowell Bartholomee, "The Effect/Wakey Wakey"/"The Repentance of Saint Joan"/"Grounded"
Robert Mallin, "Enron"
("Re)current Unrest", Charles O. Anderson/Fusebox Festival
"Four Mortal Men," Ballet Austin
Jennifer Hart, "Fellow Travelers"/"Murmuration"
Anika Jones, "Belonging, Part One"
Rosalyn Nasky, "Come In!!!"/"Pod"/"There’s No Such Thing as a Single Stripe"
Jun Shen, "Belonging, Part One"
"Exit Wounds"/"Masters of Dance," Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin aims for the heart with "Exit Wounds."
"Southwest Voices," Chorus Austin
Golden Hornet Young Composers Concert, Golden Hornet
"I/We," Joseph V. Williams II
Marina Costa-Jackson, "La Traviata"
Jenifer Thyssen, "An Early Christmas"/"It’s About Time: Companions"/"Complaints Through the Ages"
Veronica Williams, "Songs of Remembrance and Resistance"
"Invoke, Beerthoven"/Golden Hornet Smackdown IV
Bruce Colson, "It’s About Time: Companions"
Artina McCain, "Black Composers Concert: The Black Female Composer"
Solo Gallery Exhibition
"Claude van Lingen: Timekeeper," Co-Lab Projects
Group Gallery Exhibition
"Yo soy aqui / I am here," ICOSA
"The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip," Blanton Museum of Art
2017 Texas Biennial
Gallery, Body of Work
Michael Anthony Garcia
John Bustin Award for Conspicuous Versaility: Mary Agen Cox, Jeff Mills
Deacon Crain Award for Outstanding Student Work: Connor Barr, Kat Lozano, UT; Ben Toomer, Texas State
Outstanding Music Direction: Austin Haller for "Ragtime"
Outstanding Choreography: Natasha Davison for "The Drowsy Chaperone"
Horn of Plenty Award: Benjamin Taylor Ridgeway & Jennifer Rose Davis for the masks in "Rhinoceros"
Jurassic Spark Award: The Hatchery for creating the raptors in "Enron"
One Singular Sensation Award: Kaitlin Hopkins for the Texas State University Musical Theatre Program
Kaitlin Hopkins takes Texas State to the top.
Always a Safe Flight Award: Barry Wilson & Team for Rigging Design & Execution in "Belonging, Part One"
Outstanding Touring Show, Dance: Johnny Cruise Mercer and Fusebox Festival for "Plunge In/To 534"
Blanton Museum of Art for Ellsworth Kelly’s "Austin"
Vortex Repertory Theatre for "Performance Park"
AUSTIN ARTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Norman Blumensaadt (Different Stages) – company founder, artistic director, director, actor
Kathy Dunn Hamrick (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, Cafe Dance) – company founder, artistic director, choreographer, dancer, educator
Michael and Jeanne Klein (Blanton Museum of Art, The Contemporary Austin, Ransom Center, et al.) – patrons, board members, civic leaders, arts advocates
Anuradha Naimpally (Austin Dance India, Cafe Dance) – company founder, artistic director, dancer, choreographer, educator