Okay, it’s not actually a medal, but it is just one down from top honors – our excerpt of the Tim Clue/Spike Manton play “Leaving Iowa” garnered four “Excellence” awards and one Merit award at the annual Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) state conference on Labor Day weekend. The entire cast and crew shares an Excellence in Ensemble award, and director Michael PJ Foos earned an Excellence in Directing award. Hilary Frater earned Excellence in Acting, as well as sharing a Merit in Comedic Moment award with Cyndi Hineline for their “hissy fit” scene. Mitch Antesky’s work behind the scenes paid off with an award for Excellence in Props and Set Design.
Kudos to everyone who worked so hard to bring this slice of last season to the state OCTAfest, where we performed with some of the best amateur theatre companies in Ohio!