AWARDS

2016

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

    • “Best Featured Actress” – Elena Wright, OTHELLO – WINNER
    • “Best Principal Actress” – Tristan Cunningham, THE TAMING – WINNER
    • “Best Principal Actor” – Dameion Brown, OTHELLO – WINNER
    • “Entire Production, North Bay” – OTHELLO – WINNER
    • “Entire Production, North Bay” – THE TAMING
    • “Entire Production, Bay Area” – OTHELLO – WINNER
    • “Entire Production, Bay Area” – THE TAMING

Theatre Bay Area Awards nominations:

  • Outstanding Costume Design” – Tammi Berlin, THE TAMING
  • Outstanding Ensemble” – THE TAMING
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Play” – Tristan Cunningham, THE TAMING  – WINNER
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2015

North American Drama Therapy Association

  • Performance Award – Suraya Keating
    The NADTA Performance Award is given to an NADTA member in recognition of the exemplary use of live or recorded performance to facilitate individual or collective awareness and transformation.

Theatre Bay Area Awards nominations:

  • Best Overall Production” – DON QUIXOTE
  • Best Direction” – Lesley Currier, DON QUIXOTE
  • Best Sound Design” – Billie Cox, DON QUIXOTE
  • Outstanding Ensemble” – Ron Campbell, John R. Lewis, Cassidy Brown, Rick Eldridge, Lee Fitzpatrick, Monica Ho, Jed Parsario, DON QUIXOTE
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Principal Role in a Play” – Ron Campbell, DON QUIXOTE  WINNER
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Principal Role in a Play” – John R. Lewis, DON QUIXOTE
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Featured Role in a Play” – Jed Parsario, DON QUIXOTE
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Featured Role in a Play” – Monica Ho, DON QUIXOTE

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

    • “Best Featured Actress” – Debi Durst, CYMBELINE – WINNER
    • “Best Featured Actress” – Phoebe Moyer, RICHARD III
    • “Best Principal Actress” – Stella Heath, CYMBELINE
    • “Best Principal Actor” – Ron Campbell, DON QUIXOTE – WINNER
    • “Best Principal Actor” – John R. Lewis, DON QUIXOTE
    • “Best Entire Production, North Bay Region”  – CYMBELINE
    • “Best Entire Production, North Bay Region”  – DON QUIXOTE
    • “Best Entire Production, North Bay Region”  – CYMBELINE
    • “Best Entire Production, North Bay Region”  – DON QUIXOTE
    • “Best Entire Production, Bay Area”  – CYMBELINE
    • “Best Entire Production, Bay Area”  – DON QUIXOTE
    • Jerry Friedman Award for lifetime achievement – Robert and Lesley Currier WINNERS
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      Lesley Currier, Jerry Friedman and Robert Currier at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 2016.

Praise for the 2015 Productions:

    • Richard Connema’s “Top Ten Regional Dramas & Comedies: RICHARD III—This is my favorite Shakespeare play and this was a magnificent production of the Bard’s play.”
    • Richard Connema’s “Top Regional Dramas & Comedies: Honorable Mention: RON CAMPBELL—He gave an outstanding performance as Don Quixote. He is simply amazing as the age Quixano and his limbs are seemingly made of rubber and he moved with unbelievable dexterity.”
    • Richard Connema’s “Top Regional Dramas & Comedies: Honorable Mention: AIDAN O’REILLY—I have seen many performers play this role including the greats. He was magnificent in the role. As soon as he entered the stage with those famous lines ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ you know you were going to see great acting.”

2014

  • “Heart of Marin Award” – Non-Profit Excellence
  • “Best Theatre Troupe, Marin” – North Bay Bohemian

Theatre Bay Area Awards nominations:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Featured Role in a Play” – Julian Lopez-Morillas, ROMEO AND JULIET
  • Outstanding Creative Specialty” – Richard Pallaziol, Fight/Stunt Choreography, ROMEO AND JULIET

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • “Best Costumes” – Tammy Berlin, AS YOU LIKE IT
  • “Best Featured Actress” – Kate McGrath, AN IDEAL HUSBAND
  • “Best Featured Actress” – Cat Thompson, AN IDEAL HUSBAND  WINNER
  • “Best Featured Actor” – Darren Bridgett, AN IDEAL HUSBAND
  • “Best Featured Actor” – Jackson Currier, ROMEO AND JULIET
  • “Best Principal Actress” – Elena Wright, AS YOU LIKE IT
  • “Best Principal Actor” – Nick Sholley, AN IDEAL HUSBAND
  • “Best Sound Design” – Billie Cox, AS YOU LIKE IT

Praise for As You Like It:

  • Richard Connema’s Awards for Regional Drama/Comedies & Musical, Talkin’ Broadway – Best ProductionsAS YOU LIKE IT.
  • Richard Connema’s Awards for Regional Drama/Comedies & Musical, Talkin’ Broadway  Top Ten Principal Actress in a Drama/Comedy, Elena Wright, AS YOU LIKE IT
  • Richard Connema’s Awards for Regional Drama/Comedies & Musical, Talkin’ Broadway – Top Ten Supporting Actors in a Drama/Comedy, Adam Roy, AS YOU LIKE IT

Praise for An Ideal Husband:

  • David Templeton’s Top Torn Tickets of 2014, North Bay Bohemian – #6 AN IDEAL HUSBAND
  • Richard Connema’s Awards for Regional Drama/Comedies & Musical, Talkin’ Broadway – Top Ten Principal Actress in a Drama/Comedy, Marcia Pizzo, AN IDEAL HUSBAND
  • Richard Connema’s Awards for Regional Drama/Comedies & Musical, Talkin’ Broadway – Top Ten Supporting Actors in a Drama/Comedy, Darren Bridgett, AN IDEAL HUSBAND

2013

Praise for The Spanish Tragedy:

  • Sam Hurwitt’s Top 5 Plays of 2013, Marin Independent Journal – #2 THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
  • David Templeton’s Top Torn Tickets of 2013, North Bay Bohemian – #10 THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
  • Richard Connema’s Top Regional Productions of 2013, Talkin’ Broadway – Honorable Mention THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
  • Richard Connema’s Top Actors in Non-Musical Productions of 2013, Talkin’ Broadway – Honorable Mention Julian Lopez-Morillas, THE SPANISH TRAGEDY

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • “Best Choreography” – Lesley Schisgall Currier, A COMEDY OF ERRORS
  • “Best Costumes” – Tammy Berlin, A COMEDY OF ERRORS
  • “Best Featured Actress” – Jessica Powell, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
  • “Best Featured Actor” – James Hiserl, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
  • “Best Principal Actor” – Julian Lopez-Morillas, THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
  • “Best Sound” – Billie Cox, A COMEDY OF ERRORS
  • “Best Specialty” – Leslie Harlib, A COMEDY OF ERRORS, Original Music

2012

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • “Best Entire Production” – THE LIAR
  • “Best Lighting Design” – Ellen Brooks, THE LIAR

2011

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • “Best Costume Design” – Abra Berman, THE TEMPEST

2010

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • “Best Ensemble” – TRAVESTIES
  • “Best Supporting Performance, Male” – Darren Bridgett, TRAVESTIES
  • “Best Costume Design” – Abra Berman, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
  • “Best Specialties” – Richard Lane, Fight Direction, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

San Francisco Bay Times

  • Top Five Plays of 2010 in the Bay Area – TRAVESTIES #3


Richard Connema’s Talkin’ Broadway

  • “Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Productions” – TRAVESTIES
  • “Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Productions” Honorable Mention – ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
  • “Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Productions” Honorable Mention – THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
  • “Top 10 Outstanding Actors” – William Elsman – TRAVESTIES and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
  • “Top 10 Outstanding Actors” – Darren Bridgett Special Mention – THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

2009

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • Principal Performance, Male” – George Maguire, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • Principal Performance, Male” – William Elsman, TWELFTH NIGHT, or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
  • Supporting Performance, Female” – Cat Thompson, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • Best Director” – Lesley Currier, TWELFTH NIGHT, or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
  • “Best Director” – Robert Currier, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • “Best Set Design” – Mark Robinson, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • Best Sound Design” – Billie Cox, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • Best Sound Design” – Billie Cox, TWELFTH NIGHT, or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
  • Best Costume Design” – Patricia Polen, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • Best Choreography” – Cynthia Pepper, TWELFTH NIGHT, or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
  • Best Ensemble” – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • “Best Ensemble” – TWELFTH NIGHT, or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

PlayShakespeare.com Falstaff Nominations

  • “Best Supporting Performance” – Stephen Klum, JULIUS CAESAR
  • “Best Supporting Performance” – Jack Powell, TWELFTH NIGHT, or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
  • “Best Sound Design/Original Score” – Billie Cox, JULIUS CAESAR
  • “Best Costume Design” – Abra Berman, TWELFTH NIGHT, or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Richard Connema’s Talkin’ Broadway

  • “Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Productions” – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • “Top 10 Outstanding Actors – George Maguire” – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • “Top 10 Bay Area Musical Theatre Productions” – TWELFTH NIGHT, OR ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Pacific Sun

  • *”Best of Marin

The North Bay Bohemian

  • Best Theatre Troupe” – (Marin)

2008

Marin Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for Theatre
Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • “Best Actor” – Drew Hirshfield, AMADEUS
  • “Best Sound Design” – Billie Cox, THE WINTER’S TALE

Richard Connema’s Talkin’ Broadway:

  • Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Productions – AMADEUS
  • Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Productions – THE WINTER’S TALE
  • Honorable Mention Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Productions – MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
  • Honorable Mention Top 10 Outstanding Actors – Darren Bridgett, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

The North Bay Bohemian

  • “Best Theatre Troupe” – (Marin)

2007

Managing Director Lesley Currier elected to the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • Best Costumes” – Abra Berman, HENRY IV, Part ONE and HENRY IV, Part TWO
  • Best Supporting Performance” – Jarion Monroe, HENRY IV, Part ONE and HENRY IV, Part TWO

Playshakespeare.com Falstaff Awards

  • Best Sound Design – Billie Cox, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
  • Best Supporting Performance – Cat Thompson, Henry IV, Part Two (nomination)

Marin Scope, Top 5 Plays of 2007

  • Henry IV, Part One
  • Henry IV, Part Two
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Bohemian, Top 10 Torn Tix of 2007

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

2006

Bay Area Critics Circle nominations:

  • “Best Sound Design” – Billie Cox, KING LEAR
  • Best Fight Direction” – Richard Lane, KING LEAR
  • Best Principal Performaner” – Darren Bridgett, ALICE IN WONDERLAND

2005

Bay Area Critics Circle Award:

  • Best Ensemble Performance” – TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Bay Area Critics Circle Nomination:

  • Best Costumes” – Patricia Polen, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Dean Goodman Choice Awards:

  • “Best Principal Performer” – Joshua Hollister, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
  • “Best Principal Performer”- Julia Motyka, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Michael Berg, ROMEO AND JULIET
  • “Best Principal Performer”- Linda Paplow, ROMEO AND JULIET
  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Elias Escobedo, ROMEO AND JULIET
  • “Best Sound Design” – Billie Cox, ROMEO AND JULIET
  • “Best Fight Direction” – Richard Lane, ROMEO AND JULIET

North Bay Bohemian, March 2005

  • “Best Theatre in Marin”

2004

Bay Area Critics Circle Nominations:

She Stoops to Conquer

  • “Best Principal Actor, Male” – Darren Bridgett
  • “Best Principal Actor, Male” – George Maguire

The Taming of the Shrew

  • “Best Overall Production”
  • “Best Direction” – James Dunn
  • “Best Principal Actor, Male” – Paul Sulzman

Dean Goodman Choice Awards:

Entire Season

  • “Best Set Design” Unit set – Bruce Lackovic

Othello

  • “Best Principal Performer” – Deborah Fink
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Paul Sulzman
  • Best Supporting Performer” – George Maguire

She Stoops to Conquer

  • “Best Direction” – Robert Currier
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Darren Bridgett

The Taming of the Shrew

  • “Best Direction” – James Dunn
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Marcia Pizzo

Boho Award

  • The North Bay Bohemian newspaper annual award to those who have contributed greatly to the arts in the North Bay

2003 

Dean Goodman Choice Awards:

The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • “Best Direction” – Robert Currier
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Darren Bridgett
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Phoebe Moyers
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Marie Shell
  • Best Supporting Performer” – Rudy Guerrero

Don Juan

  • “Best Principal Performer” – Rudy Guerrero
  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Darren Bridgett

Accolades

  • Lesley Currier nominated as “Executive Director of the Year” by the Volunteer Center of Marin

2002

Bay Area Critics Circle Nominations:

A Thousand and one Arabian Nights

  • “Best Entire Play”
  • “Best Original Score” – Vince Delgado

Dean Goodman Choice Awards:

Macbeth

  • “Best Overall Production” –
  • “Best Direction” – Robert Currier
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Scott Coopwood
  • Best Principal Performer” – Marcia Pizzo

Much Ado About Nothing

  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Jonathan Gonzalez
  • “Best Choreography” – Cynthia Pepper
  • Best Costumes” – Andrea Huelse
  • “Best Festival” – North Bay Bohemian

Year End Accolades

  • “Best 5 Plays of 2002” – Much Ado About Nothing and Cinderella, Marin ScopeNewspaper

2001

Dean Goodman Choice Awards:

Servant of Two Masters

  • “Best Direction” – Robert Currier
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Patrick Flick
  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Scott Coopwood

As You Like It

  • “Best Direction” – James Dunn,
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Jason Heil
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Marcia Pizzo

Hamlet

  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Thomas Lynch
  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Susan Brashear

Entire Season

  • Best Set Design” – Kenneth Rowland
  • “Best Costume Design” – Pamela Johnson
  • “Best Lighting Design” – Ellen Brooks
  • Best Fight Director” – Bob Borwick

2000

Bay Area Critics Circle Nominations

Cyrano de Bergerac

  • “Best Principal Performance” – Michael Santo
  • “Best Costume Design” – Pamela Johnson

Dean Goodman Choice Awards:

  • “Best Direction” – James Dunn
  • “Best Costume Design” – Pamela Johnson
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Michael Santo
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Marcia Pizzo
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Jason Heil

Year-End Accolades:

  • “Top Arts Pick of the Year 2000” – The Merchant of Venice, Marin Independent Journal

1999

Dean Goodman Choice Awards:

Henry V:

  • “Best Direction” – James Dunn
  • “Best Costumes” – Rosey Bock
  • “Best Principal Performer” – Ian Bedford
  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Alexandra Kuntzsch
  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Lucas McClure
  • “Best Supporting Performer” – Peter Schmuckal

Bay Area Critics Circle Nominations

The Complete Works of Wllm. Shkspr. (abridged):

  • “Best Ensemble Performance

Henry V

  • “Best Direction” – James Dunn

Awards & Accolades

  • Heart of Marin Award for Outstanding Community Organization Resolution from the Marin County Board of Supervisors commending Marin Shakespeare Company on “10 years of community involvement, education, and sterling theatre productions.”
  • Henry V video, Stu Feldman winner for Hometown Video Festival, Performing Arts Category, a national award given by the Alliance for Community Video

1997

Taming of the Shrew

  • “Best Play in Marin, 1997,” The Commuter Times

1995 

Marin Arts Council Nominee

Marin Shakespeare Company

  • “Outstanding Contribution to the Arts

1994

Bay Area Critics Circle Winner

Midsummer Nights Dream

  • “Best Entire Production”