Monday, November 25, 2013

The Fall Hubbies, 2013

The seasons change, but beauty endures . . .
I know - we haven't given out any Hubbies for quite a while, and whatever I've thought of the new play landscape, that doesn't mean people haven't been delivering great performances, or producing marvelous set, lighting, sound and projection designs! So without further ado, we'll just get that one benighted category out of the way at the top, and move on to other honors -

Best New Play

Windowmen, by Steven Barkhimer - Boston Playwrights Theatre

Best Ensembles

Windowmen - Brandon Whitehead, Will Lyman, Alex Pollock, Daniel Berger-Jones, Nael Nacer, directed by Brett Marks; Boston Playwrights Theatre

Hairy Tales - Kamelia Aly, Erin Butcher, Poornima Kirby, Amy Meyer, Lorna Nogueira, Joey Pelletier, William Schuller and Michael Underhill, directed by Matthew Woods; Imaginary Beasts

Seminar - Liz Hayes, Jordan Ahnquist, Christopher Tarjian, Jesse Hinson, Sophori Ngin, directed by Weylin Symes; Stoneham Theatre

The Libertine - Joseph W. Rodriguez, Daniel Duque-Estrada, Sarah Koestner, Troy Barboza,Aubin Wise, Lauren Eicher, D'Arcy Dersham, Richard Wayne, Olivia D'Ambrosio, directed by Eric Tucker; Bridge Repertory of Boston/Playhouse Creatures

Driving Miss Daisy - Lindsay Crouse, Johnny Lee Davenport, Robert Pemberton, directed by Benny Sato Ambush; Gloucester Stage

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them - Caroline Rose Markham, Alexander J. Morgan, Shelley Brown, Jeff Gill, Jonathan Barron, Brett Milanowski, Alisha Jansky, directed by Adam Zahler; Titanic Theatre Company

North Shore Fish - Aimee Doherty, Nancy E. Carroll, Therese Plaehn, Lowell Byers, Thomas Phillip O'Neill, Marianna Armitstead, Brianne Beatrice, Erin Brehm, Esme Allen, directed by Robert Walsh; Gloucester Stage

The Cocktail Hour - Richard Poe, James Waterston, Maureen Anderman, Pamela J. Gray, directed by Maria Aitken; Huntington Theatre (below)

The cast and set of The Cocktail Hour at the Huntington 

Best Individual Performances

Tadhg Murphy - Waiting for Godot, ArtsEmerson/ Gare St. Lazare Players

Matthew Bausone, Eric Folks - columbinus, ArtsEmerson/American Theatre Company

Judith Lightfoot Clarke - God of Carnage, Merrimack Rep

Erica Spyres, Patrick Shea - Tribes, SpeakEasy Stage

Theresa Nguyen, Mariela Lopez-Ponce - Water by the Spoonful, Lyric Stage

Anne Scurria, Stephen Thorne (at right), Matt E. Russell - The Grapes of Wrath, Trinity Rep

Kevin Carolan, Thomas Derrah, AndrĂ© de Shields, Usman Ally, Akash Chopra - The Jungle Book, Huntington Theatre
The Grapes of Wrath

Joe Paulik, Brendan Griffin, Noah Galvin - The Power of Duff, Huntington Theatre

Tim Spears, Valerie Leonard - The Elephant Man, New Rep

Jacob Athyal, Janelle Mills, Jason Myatt - The T Plays, Mill 6 Collaborative

Liz Hayes, Bill Mootos - Absurd Person Singular, Nora Theatre

Joey Pelletier - Psycho Beach Party, Happy Medium/Heart & Dagger

Linda Goetz, Adobuere Ebiama - Love, Loss and What I Wore, Hub Theatre Company of Boston

Best Direction

Eric Tucker - The Libertine; Bridge Repertory of Boston/Playhouse Creatures

Brett Marks - Windowmen, Boston Playwrights Theatre

Maria Aitken - The Cocktail Hour, Huntington Theatre

Weylin Symes - Seminar, Stoneham Theatre

Waiting for Godot, Gare St. Lazare Players/Arts Emerson

Best Design

Ferdia Murphy (set, above) - Waiting for Godot, Arts Emerson/Gare St. Lazare Players

Arshan Gailus (sound), Garrett Herzig (projections), Cristina Todesco (set) - Tribes, SpeakEasy Stage

Mara Blumenfeld (costumes), Daniel Ostling (set) - The Jungle Book, Huntington Theatre

Allen Moyer (set) - The Cocktail Hour, Huntington Theatre

Eric Tucker (set), Angela Huff (costumes) - The Libertine, Bridge Rep of Boston/Playhouse Creatures

Cotton Talbot-Minkin (costumes), Chris Bocchiaro (lighting), Sam Beebe (music/sound), Kiki Samko (choreogaphy) - Hairy Tales, Imaginary Beasts

Franco Citterio (sets, lighting) - Sleeping Beauty, Arts Emerson/Colla Marionette Company


  1. Did you mean Valerie *Leonard* as Mrs Kendal in New Rep's "Elephant Man?"

    And thanks for recognizing Linda and Adobuere :-)

  2. Of course the unconscious conflation of an actress with her role is in its way a kind of compliment! ;-)