TCT’s excerpt of Neil Simon’s BAREFOOT IN THE PARK was invited to participate at the 2023 OCTA State Conference, held Labor Day weekend, in Cincinnati. Our newsletter, Stagecoach, was recognized in two categories:
Honorable Mention in Newsletter Creativity and Honorable Mention in Newsletter Content
The adjudicators for the weekend recognized the excerpt with:
Merit in Performance to Jenny Weber as Mother
Merit in Ensemble Performance to the Cast: Jenny Weber, Zach White, Mark Van Luvender, and Samantha Persing
Excellence in Physical Comedy to Jenny Weber and Zach White
TCT’s long time member Peg Dietrich was inducted into the OCTA Hall of Fame this year, for her dedication to OCTA area theatres, and continuous support of OCTA over the years. Her induction speech was given by Niccole Amersdorfer, and her plaque was accepted by Steve Dietrich. We continue to miss Peg every day and are honored that she was recognized in this way.
Additional, Michelle Peterson – who has served as the West Regional Rep for OCTA, as well as chair for the Hall of Fame and Spirit of Community Theatre awards, and Regional Rep Coordinator – was awarded the President’s Award by OCTA President Wayne Kirsch. We are so proud of her and her amazing dedication to OCTA as well as TCT!
Niccole Amersdorfer, after the last 5 years as TCT President, is stepping into the role of President of the OCTA State Board. Congratulations!
The theme for the 2024 State Conference was released today – OCTA Out of The Box! The 2024 state conference will be held over Labor Day weekend, 2024, with the hotel and banquets taking place at the Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark Ohio, and excerpts to be held at the Midland Theatre in downtown Newark.
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY THEATRE AWARD:
Congratulations to Niccole Amersdorfer, for being recognized by the Ohio Community Theatre Association with the Spirit of Community Theatre award. The Spirit award is presented annually to 1 or 2 individuals in each of OCTA’s 8 regions – recognizing theatre members who have put forth special effort to advance community theatre in their area. The award was presented during the 2023 OCTA West Regional, held in July 2023 at Beavercreek Community Theatre.
THE TIN WOMAN INVITED TO PRESENT AN EXCERPT FOR AACT REGION 3
The cast of The Tin Woman has been invited to present their excerpt at the American Association of Community Theatre Region 3 Festival! After presenting at the OCTA State Conference this past September, The Tin Woman was named as the Ohio alternate to the AACT Region 3 event, and just learned recently that they will be able to represent Ohio in the region festival.
OCTA WEST REGIONAL AWARDS
TCT hosted the 2022 Ohio Community Theatre Association West Regional on July 9th at the Barn. The theatre presented an excerpt of The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan, and was invited to participate in the State Conference held Labour Day weekend at the Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark Ohio. The cast and crew were honored to be recognized with the following regional awards:
Award of Merit in Performance: Carlos Baez, Jr. and Michelle Roush
Award of Excellence in Performance: Beth Shrake, Steve Dietrich, Rachel Brown, and Racheal Tingley
Award of Excellence in Ensemble
Award of Merit in Directing: Niccole SueAnn Wallace
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY THEATRE AWARD:
Congratulations to Jennifer Kaufman, for being recognized by the Ohio Community Theatre Association with the Spirit of Community Theatre award. The Spirit award is presented annually to 1 or 2 individuals in each of OCTA’s 8 regions – recognizing theatre members who have put forth special effort to advance community theatre in their area. As OCTA canceled their regional festivals, the award was presented by OCTA board member Niccole Amersdorfer and OCTA West Regional Rep during the TCT annual membership banquet in May of 2021.
TCT was honored the be recognized for the 2019-20 season with the following DayTony Awards. which were presented August 2020: