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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TANYS AWARD WINNERS!

Congratulations to all Black Sheep Theatre TANYS Roving Adjudicator award recipients! Awards were presented at the annual TANYS Festival Banquet and Awards Ceremony, which was held on Saturday evening, November 19, 2011 at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia.

Judie D’Ambrosio, Excellence in Acting, for her portrayal of “Sister Mary Ignatius” in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You.


Cast of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You

Pictured above:   The cast of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You (clockwise from left): Steve Donsky as “Aloysius,” France McCloskey as “Philomena,” Jamie Burrows as “Gary,” Mary Reynolds as “Diane,” Judie D’Ambrosio (TANYS Award recipient for Excellence in Acting) as “Sister Mary Ignatius,” and Joe D’Ambrosio as “Thomas.”


Mary Reynolds, Excellence in Directing, for Big Bad.

The Cast of Big Bad, Excellence in Acting: Tristen Barnes, Broden Bartlett-Bryce, Ava Blatto-Vallee, Simone Blatto-Vallee, Kaila Conley, Zoey Conley, Joe D’Ambrosio, Luke Dioguardi, Katie Funderburk, Connor Lomb, Emily Lord, Rowan Melcher, Abigail Niggli, Tanner Niggli, Eileah Pye, Aubrey Reynolds, Ian Reynolds, Alissa Wells, and Jessie Wrona.


The Cast of Big Bad

Pictured above:   “The Big Bad Wolf,” is surrounded by his adoring fans, in our April 2011 production of the TANYS Award-winning Big Bad.


Rick Staropoli, Excellence in Acting, for his portrayal of “Edgar Allan Poe,” in the dramatic reading of The Tell-Tale Heart.


Rick Staropoli as Edgar Allen Poe reading The Tell-Tale Heart

Pictured above:   TANYS Award-winning actor Rick Staropoli (Excellence in Acting) as “Edgar Allen Poe,” in a dramatic reading of The Tell-Tale Heart performed as part of “An Evening of Thrills and Chills,” presented in October, 2011.


Lory Love Restivo, Meritorious Achievement in Acting, for her portrayal of “Amanda Wingvalley,” in For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.

 

Lory Love Restivo as Amanda Wingvalley in For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls

Pictured above:   “Amanda Wingvalley” (TANYS Award recipient Lory Love Restivo – L, Meritorious Achievement in Acting) and her hilariously dysfunctional sons, “Tom” (Jamie Burrows – center) and “Lawrence” (Steve Donsky – R) in For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls performed as part of “Durang Shorts,” presented in April, 2011.


Joe Fox-Boyd, Meritorious Achievement in Acting, for his portrayal of “He” in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year.


Joe-Fox Boyd serenades Katharine Sanford in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year by John Guare.

Pictured above:   TANYS Award recipient, Joe Fox-Boyd (Meritorious Achievement in Acting) as “He” and Katharine Sanford as “She” in John Guare’s The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year from “Magic Time: Three Plays from Caffe Cino,” presented in March 2011.


The Cast of This Is The Rill Speaking, Meritorious Achievement in Acting and Ensemble Work: David Byrne, Beth Floro, Joe Fox-Boyd, Mary Reynolds, Katharine Sanford, and Stu Silver.


The Cast of This is the Rill Speaking by Lanford Wilson

Pictured above:   “American Gothic” meets Lanford Wilson, in the TANYS Award-winning cast of This Is the Rill Speaking, with (L to R): Joe Fox-Boyd, Katharine Sanford, Stu Silver, Beth Floro, Mary Reynolds, and David Byrne from “Magic Time: Three Plays from Caffe Cino,” presented in March 2011.


Kristy Funderburk, Meritorious Achievement in Acting, for her portrayal of “Miss Bennett,” in Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest.

Steve Donsky, Excellence in Acting, for his portrayal of “Jan Warwick,” in The Unexpected Guest.


TANYS Award recipients Kristy Funderburk and Steve Donsky  in a scene from Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest presented in September, 2011.

Pictured above:   TANYS Award recipients Kristy Funderburk (Meritorious Achievement in Acting) and Steve Donsky (Excellence in Acting) in a scene from Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest presented in September, 2011.


Diane Mashia, Meritorious Achievement in Directing, for Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest.

Salina Giardino and Kevin Swift, Meritorious Achievement in Scenic Design and Execution, Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest.

Director and Cast, Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest, Meritorious Achievement for Ensemble Work: Diane Mashia (Directing), Kathy Coughenour, Steve Donsky, Wyatt Doremus, Bradley T. Files, Kristy Funderburk, Jim Landers, Laura Pratt, Joe Vonasek, and Al Young.


Scene from Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest

Pictured above:   “Michael Starkwedder” (Bradley T. Files – center) stumbles in on “Laura Warwick” (Laura Pratt – background R), who has just killed her husband “Richard” (Al Young – foreground) … or has she? A scene from Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest, presented in September, 2011.


The Cast of Group Therapy and The Undead, Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Acting: Dean Amsler, Billy DeMetsenaere, Marty Nott, and Laura Pratt.

The Cast of Group Therapy and The Undead


Pictured above: “James,” the misfit vampire (Billy DeMetsenaere – L), tells his troubles to fellow group member and disillusioned zombie prom queen “Janet,” (Laura Pratt, center) as therapist “Michael” (Marty Nott – R), takes notes in TANYS Award-winning Group Therapy and The Undead performed as part of “An Evening of Thrills and Chills,” presented in October, 2011.


Additional photos from our most recent productions.


David Byrne and Jamie Burrows are wooed by the beautiful Lady in Pink, in Jean-Claude Van Itallie's War

Pictured above:   David Byrne (L) and Jamie Burrows (C), are wooed by the beautiful “Lady in Pink” (Mary Reynolds), in Jean-Claude Van Itallie’s War performed as part of “Magic Time: Three Plays from Caffe Cino,” presented in March 2011.


David Byrne as The Old Actor in Jean-Claude Van Itallie's War.

Pictured above:   David Byrne as “The Old Actor,” in Jean-Claude Van Itallie’s Warperformed as part of “Magic Time: Three Plays from Caffe Cino,” presented in March 2011.


Variations on the Death of Trotsky

Pictured above:   “Leon Trotsky” (Harry Coughenour – L) is devastated to discover his gardener and would-be executioner “Ramon” (Steve Donsky, seated center) plans to run away with “Mrs. Trotsky” (Beth Floro – R) providing the ultimate motive, in Variations on the Death of Trotsky performed as part of “An Evening of Thrills and Chills,” in October, 2011.




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