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The Blog of Playwright E. M. Lewis
Friday, February 6, 2009
"Song of Extinction" wins LADCC Award
In a nice and surprising bit of news, Song of Extinction seems to have won an award from the nice folks in the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle:
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations for 40th Annual Awards
February 05, 2009
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2008. The show will be hosted by Vicki Lewis (TV's NewsRadio and Ovation award winner for Hotel C'est L'Amour), who will be joined by LADCC Awards co-host, critic Wenzel Jones.
The honorees are selected by the16 membersof the LADCC, who write for newspapers, magazines, trade papers and theater websites (two freelance reviewers for Los Angeles Times are members). The group is "dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism and to the encouragement and improvement of theatre in Greater Los Angeles."
The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play will be awarded to EM Lewis for Song of Extinction. The award is accompanied by an offer to publish and a $1,000 check funded by Samuel French, Inc.
The 40th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 16 at the El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood. Tickets are $40; $5 off if purchased in advance via PayPal. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a catered reception (with no-host bar) and silent auction. The show commences at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Awards show can be reserved from the LADCC's website.
Song of Extinction is also a nominee for two LA Weekly Awards -- Best Production, and Best Lead Male Actor (Darrell Kunitomi, who played Khim Phan).