Showcasing the School of Theatre & Dance’s strong programs in technical theatre, four alumni won Theatre Bay Area Awards on December 5 in costume, lighting, scenic and sound designing.
Nina Ball (M.F.A., ’08) won Outstanding Scenic Design for the world premiere of Joseph Dougherty’s Chester Bailey at American Conservatory Theater.
Courtney Flores (M.F.A., ’15) won Outstanding Costume Design for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at Douglas Morrisson Theatre.
Joe D’Emilio (B.A., ’11) won Outstanding Lighting Design for The Wild Party at Ray of Light Theatre.
Matt Stines (B.A., ’09) won Outstanding Sound Design for Hamlet at Shotgun Players, a production that also featured Ball’s set design.
The Theatre Bay Area Awards Celebration, now in its third year, honors the excellence of professionally oriented theatre in the Bay Area by offering a peer-based adjudication process and celebration. This year, more than 300 adjudicators cast ballots for than 281 productions at 96 companies.
Alumna Nina Ball designed the set for the world premiere of Joseph Dougherty’s Chester Bailey at American Conservatory Theater. Photo, from left: Dr. Philip Cotton (David Straithairn) and Chester Bailey (Dan Clegg). by Kevin Berne.