San Diego Theatre Critics Circle welcomes new members

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is proud to announce the induction of two new members for 2018, ErinMarie Reiter and David Dixon. ErinMarie is a longtime reviewer and blogger for multiple websites who saw more than 180 local theater productions in 2017. David is an award-winning journalist and critic who who has been writing for San Diego newspapers and websites since his teens.  Here are their bios:

ErinMarie Reiter is a San Diego native and has been involved in theatre in some form since she was young. She has covered theatre and pop culture through interviews and theatre reviews for the past 7 years for several websites and all of her work can be found at www.talktheatretome.com. Having studied musical and children’s theatre in college, ErinMarie is especially supportive of having arts in education and encouraging opportunities for youth to be involved in all aspects of theatre. ErinMarie also works in the entertainment travel industry and specializes in a wide array of productions from pre-Broadway projects, Broadway openings, high-end theatrical road tours, television and movies.

David Dixon is a freelance theater reviewer and entertainment writer for a number of digital and physical publications, including San Diego Story, Talkin’ Broadway, and the various San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN) newspapers. A fan of the theater from a very young age, Dixon wrote reviews for the San Diego Union-Tribune column, Rated G, and the San Diego News Network (SDNN), and had his own column, Daves DVD Picks, in the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts’ newspaper, The Production. He was the Entertainment Editor and an award-winning writer for The Daily Aztec, the college newspaper for SDSU, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of several honor societies including Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, Scholars Without Borders, and Golden Key International Honour Society. David is a voting member of the Regional Theatre Tony Award for the American Theatre Critics Association.

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Ballad of Emmett Till ensemble
The award-winning ensemble for ion theatre’s “The Ballad of Emmett Till” at the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle’s 2017 Craig Noel Awards on Feb. 12, 2018. Photo by Ion Moe

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle announces

2017 Craig Noel Award winners

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the winners of its 16th annual Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence, which were presented in a ceremony on Feb. 12, 2018, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.

Named for the late founding artistic director of San Diego’s longest-established theater, The Old Globe, the Craig Noel Awards honor the top achievements in San Diego professional theater.

The awards are presented free of charge to the theater community thanks to the generous support of underwriters. They include Lon and Denise Bevers, Dea and Oborn Hurston, Jay and Julie Sarno, Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore,  Audrey Geisel and the Dr. Seuss Fund, , Harvey and Sheryl White, Stanley Cohen, Mike Napoli of Performing Arts LIVE, Michael Taylor and Theatre-Corner.com, Yolanda Braunagel, Dr. Joyce Gattas , Arthur & Marilyn Neumann, Bill & Judy Garrett, Darlene Davies, Trina Kaplan, Ralph Johnson and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.

For more information on the Critics Circle and the Craig Noel Awards, visit sdcriticscircle.org.

The Winners list:

Outstanding Dramatic Production

“The Ballad of Emmett Till” – ion theatre

Outstanding Resident Musical

“In The Heights” – Moonlight Stage Productions

Outstanding New Musical

“Tarrytown” by Adam Wachter – Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

Outstanding New Play & Performing Arts LIVE Prize

“Ballast” by Georgette Kelly – Diversionary Theatre

Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Small Theater

OnStage Playhouse, Chula Vista

Actor of the Year, Female

Jennifer Paredes

Actor of the Year, Male

Cortez L. Johnson

Outstanding Young Artist – Sandra Ellis-Troy Award

Scotty Atienza

Outstanding Special Event

“8 Songs for a Mad King,” Bodhi Tree Concerts, San Diego International Fringe Festival

 

Outstanding Touring Production

“An American in Paris” – Broadway San Diego

Outstanding Direction of a Play

  • Yolanda Marie Franklin & Claudio Raygoza – “The Ballad of Emmett Till,” ion theatre
  • Christy Yael-Cox – “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3,” Intrepid Theatre

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

James Vasquez – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Outstanding Musical Direction

Elan McMahan – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Outstanding Choreography

Carlos Mendoza – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Outstanding Ensemble

“The Ballad of Emmett Till” –  ion theatre

Outstanding Solo Performance

  • James Lecesne – “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” The Old Globe
  • Shana Wride – “2.5 Minute Ride,” Diversionary Theatre

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male

Richard Bermudez – “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Welk Resort Theatre

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Female

Minka Wiltz – “Black Pearl Sings,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Female

Cashae Monya – “Cabaret,” ion theatre

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Male

Randall Hickman – “The Little Mermaid,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Female

DeAnna Driscoll – “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Male

Caleb Foote – “Hand to God,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Outstanding  Featured Performance in a Play, Female

Annie Hinton – “Well,” Diversionary Theatre

Outstanding  Featured Performance in a Play, Male

Tom Stephenson – “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3,” Intrepid Theatre

Outstanding Scenic Design

Sean Fanning – “On the 20th Century,” Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design

Joanna Lynne Staub – “Wild Goose Dreams,” La Jolla Playhouse

Outstanding Costume Design

Shirley Pierson – “Shockheaded Peter,” Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design

Conor Mulligan – “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding Projection Design

Michael McKeon – “Silent Sky,” Lamb’s Players Theatre

Founded in 1983 and re-established in 2002, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is an independent, nonprofit organization of print and online theater critics dedicated to open and honest dialogue about theater in San Diego County and to honoring artistic excellence. The members of our organization are professional critics writing for daily newspapers, magazines, entertainment trade publications and websites in San Diego County. The organization’s major event is an awards program held each February, honoring the previous year’s finest in theater production, direction, acting, playwriting, scoring and technical achievements. The event is presented free of charge to the theatrical community thanks to the gracious support of private underwriters. In 2002, the awards were renamed in honor of Craig Noel, longtime artistic director at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the founding father of San Diego’s theater community, who passed away in 2010.

The audience at the 2017 Craig Noel Awards, held Feb. 12, 2018, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. Photo by Ion Moe
The audience at the 2017 Craig Noel Awards, held Feb. 12, 2018, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. Photo by Ion Moe

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The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle

announces 2017 Craig Noel Award nominees

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 1, 2018) — The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominations for its 16th annual Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence, which will be presented in a ceremony on Feb. 12, 2018, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.

Named for the late founding artistic director of San Diego’s longest-established theater, The Old Globe, the Craig Noel Awards honor the top achievements in San Diego professional theater. Winners will be announced at the ceremony.

A capacity crowd of 600 people are expected at the event. Reservations are now closed.

The Craig Noel Awards are presented free to the public thanks to the generous support of our donors, who include Denise and Lon Bevers, Dea and Osborn Hurston, Audrey Geisel of the Dr. Seuss Fund, Jay and Julie Sarno, Stanley D. Cohen, Harvey and Sheryl White, Larry Alldredge and Dawn Moore, Ralph Johnson, Yolanda Braunagel, Bill & Judy Garrett, Mike Napoli & Performing Arts LIVE, Darlene Davies, Dr. Joyce Gattas, Arthur and Marilyn Neumann and Trina Kaplan.

The 2017 Craig Noel Nominations:

 

Outstanding Dramatic Production

“Blue Door” – Moxie Theatre

“Awake and Sing” – New Village Arts

“Ballast” – Diversionary Theatre

“The Ballad of Emmett Till” – ion theatre

“Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3” – Intrepid Theatre

 

Outstanding New Musical

“Freaky Friday” – La Jolla Playhouse

“Benny & Joon” – The Old Globe

“SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical” – La Jolla Playhouse

“Tarrytown” – Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

Festival of Christmas:  “North of Normal”– Lamb’s Players Theatre

 

Outstanding Resident Musical

“On the 20th Century” –  Cygnet Theatre

“Shockheaded Peter” – Cygnet Theatre

“Guys and Dolls” – The Old Globe

“Billy Elliot” – San Diego Musical Theatre & California Ballet

“In The Heights” – Moonlight Stage Productions

“Spring Awakening” – OnStage Playhouse

 

Outstanding New Play

Hershey Felder – ”Our Great Tchaikovsky,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Will Cooper – “Margin of Error,” The Roustabouts Theatre Co.

Georgette Kelly – “Ballast,” Diversionary Theatre

Mat Smart – “Kill Local,” La Jolla Playhouse

Hansol Jung – “Wild Goose Dreams,” La Jolla Playhouse

 

Outstanding Touring Production

“The Old Man and The Old Moon” – PigPen Theatre Co. at The Old Globe

“An American in Paris” – Broadway/San Diego

“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” – The Old Globe

“Matilda the Musical” – Broadway San Diego

“Flight” – Curbside (Long Beach) at San Diego International Fringe Festival

 

Outstanding Ensemble

“Awake and Sing” –New Village Arts

“Ballast” – Diversionary Theatre

“The Ballad of Emmett Till” –  ion theatre

“A Piece of My Heart” – OnStage Playhouse

“Tarrytown” – Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

 

Outstanding Solo Performance

Hershey Felder – “Our Great Tchaikovsky,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Linda Libby – “An Iliad,” New Village Arts

Shana Wride – “2.5 Minute Ride,” Diversionary Theatre

James Lecesne – “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” The Old Globe

Claudio Raygoza – “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,” ion theatre

 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male

David S. Humphrey – “The Music Man,” Welk Resort Theatre

Paul Swenson Eddy – “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Intrepid Theatre &  New Village Arts

Richard Bermudez – “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Welk Resort Theatre

Bryce Pinkham – “Benny and Joon,” The Old Globe

Tom Zohar – “Tarrytown,” Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Female

Heidi Blickenstaff – “Freaky Friday,” La Jolla Playhouse

Hannah Elless – “Benny and Joon,” The Old Globe

LaChanze – “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical,” La Jolla Playhouse

Minka Wiltz – “Black Pearl Sings,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Kay McNellen – “Tarrytown,” Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

 

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Female

Veronica J. Kuehn – “Guys and Dolls,” The Old Globe

Joy Yandell – “Billy Elliot,” San Diego Musical Theatre & City Ballet

Cashae Monya – “Cabaret,” ion theatre

Caitlyn Calfas – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Katie Sapper – “Damn Yankees,” San Diego Musical Theatre

 

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Male

Michael Cusimano – “On the 20th Century,” Cygnet Theatre

Steve Gouveia – “Shockheaded Peter,” Cygnet Theatre

Randall Hickman – “The Little Mermaid,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Rudy Martinez  – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Bryan Banville – “Tarrytown,” Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Female

Jessica John – “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” New Fortune Theatre Company

Milena Phillips – “Having Our Say,” New Village Arts

Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson – “Having Our Say,” New Village Arts

DeAnna Driscoll – “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Cygnet Theatre

Jacque Wilke – “Ironbound,” Moxie Theatre

 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Male

Vimel Sephus – “Blue Door,” Moxie Theatre

Cortez L. Johnson – “The Ballad of Emmett Till,” ion theatre

Steven Lone – “Roz and Ray,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Caleb Foote – “Hand to God,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Robert Malave – “Falling,” InnerMission Productions

 

Outstanding  Featured Performance in a Play, Female

Sandy Campbell – “Beau Jest,” Lamb’s Players Theatre

Amanda Schaar – “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” New Fortune Theatre Company

Annie Hinton – “Well,” Diversionary Theatre

Candy Buckley – “Kill Local,” La Jolla Playhouse

Jennifer Paredes – “Into the Beautiful North,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

 

Outstanding  Featured Performance in a Play, Male

Omri Schein – “Beau Jest,” Lamb’s Players Theatre

Andrew Ableson – “The Illusion,” North Coast Repertory Theatre

Francis Jue  – “Wild Goose Dreams,” La Jolla Playhouse

Tom Stephenson – “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3,” Intrepid Theatre

David McBean – “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” Cygnet Theatre

 

Outstanding Scenic Design

Sean Fanning – “On the 20th Century,” Cygnet Theatre

Tim Mackabee – “Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!,” The Old Globe

Mike Buckley – “The Explorers Club,” Lamb’s Players Theatre

Charles Murdock Lucas – “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Cygnet Theatre

Marty Burnett – “Of Mice and Men,” North Coast Repertory Theatre

 

Outstanding Sound Design

Joanna Lynne Staub – “Wild Goose Dreams,” La Jolla Playhouse

Matt Lescault-Wood – “Roz & Ray,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Kevin Anthenill – “Homos, or Everyone in America,” Diversionary Theatre

Gareth Owen – “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical,” La Jolla Playhouse

Melanie Chen Cole – “At the Old Place,” La Jolla Playhouse

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Jennifer Brawn Gittings – “The Revolutionists,” Moxie Theatre

Shirley Pierson – “Shockheaded Peter,” Cygnet Theatre

Jeanne Reith – “The Explorers Club,” Lamb’s Players Theatre

Renetta Lloyd – “Sunset Boulevard,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Jennifer Brawn Gittings – “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” Cygnet Theatre

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

A.J. Paulin – “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” New Fortune Theatre Company

Sherrice Mojgani – “Blue Door,” Moxie Theatre

Stephen Strawbridge – “Hamlet,” The Old Globe

Conor Mulligan – “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Cygnet Theatre

Jennifer Edwards – “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Welk Resort Theatre

 

Outstanding Projection Design

Christopher Ash – “Our Great Tchaikovsky,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Michael McKeon – “Silent Sky,” Lamb’s Players Theatre

Victoria Petrovich – “Black Pearl Sings!,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Sean Nieuwenhuis – “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical,” La Jolla Playhouse

Blake McCarty – “On the 20th Century,” Cygnet Theatre

 

Outstanding Direction of a Play

Delicia Turner Sonnenberg – “Blue Door,” Moxie Theatre

Yolanda Marie Franklin & Claudio Raygoza – “The Ballad of Emmett Till,” ion theatre

Christy Yael-Cox – “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3,” Intrepid Theatre

Richard Baird – “Of Mice and Men,” North Coast Repertory Theatre

Samantha Ginn – “Falling,” InnerMission Productions

 

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Sean Murray – “On the 20th Century,” Cygnet Theatre

Rob Lutfy – “Shockheaded Peter,” Cygnet Theatre

Josh Rhodes –“Guys and Dolls,” The Old Globe

James Vasquez – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Claudio Raygoza – “Cabaret,” ion theatre

 

Outstanding Musical Direction

Terry O’Donnell – “On the 20th Century,” Cygnet Theatre

Patrick Marion – “Shockheaded Peter,” Cygnet Theatre

Elan McMahan – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Morgan Carberry – “Cabaret” – ion theatre

Jon Lorenz – Festival of Christmas: North of Normal,” Lambs Players Theatre

 

Outstanding Choreography

Jill Gorrie – “Damn Yankees,” San Diego Musical Theatre

Josh Rhodes  –  “Guys and Dolls,” The Old Globe

Javier Velasco – “Evita,” San Diego Repertory Theatre

Carlos Mendoza – “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions

Ray Limon – “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Welk Resort Theatre

 

Special Award categories that will be announced from the Stage:

Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Small Theater

Actor of the Year, Male and Female

Outstanding Young Artist – Sandra Ellis-Troy Award

Outstanding Special Event

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Founded in 1983 and re-established in 2002, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is an independent, nonprofit organization of print and online theater critics dedicated to open and honest dialogue about theater in San Diego County and to honoring artistic excellence. The members of our organization are professional critics writing for daily newspapers, magazines, entertainment trade publications and websites in San Diego County. The organization’s major event is an awards program held each February, honoring the previous year’s finest in theater production, direction, acting, playwriting, scoring and technical achievements. The event is presented free of charge to the theatrical community,Lucas thanks to the gracious support of private underwriters. In 2002, the awards were renamed in honor of Craig Noel, longtime artistic director at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the founding father of San Diego’s theater community, who passed away in 2010.

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Members of the "Outstanding Ensemble Award," from left, Laurence Brown, Milena Phillips, Yolanda Franklin, Antonio TJ Johnson and Grandison Phelps III, of Cygnet Theatre's August Wilson Repertory company of "Seven Guitars" and "King Hedley II." Credit: Ion Moe
Members of the “Outstanding Ensemble Award,” from left, Laurence Brown, Milena Phillips, Yolanda Franklin, Antonio TJ Johnson and Grandison Phelps III, of Cygnet Theatre’s August Wilson Repertory company of “Seven Guitars” and “King Hedley II.” Credit: Ion Moe

2016 Craig Noel Award winners announced

Intrepid’s ‘Virginia Woolf,’ Cygnet’s Wilson rep and ion’s ‘Sunday’ triumph

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 7, 2017) — The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented its 2016 Craig Noel Awards on Monday, Feb. 6, 207, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.

The critics’ 15th annual awards ceremony drew nearly 600 people from as far as Los Angeles.

Members of the "Outstanding Dramatic Production" cast, from left, Erin Petersen, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, Robert Smyth and Ross Hellwig of Intrepid Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Members of the “Outstanding Dramatic Production” cast, from left, Erin Petersen, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, Robert Smyth and Ross Hellwig of Intrepid Theatre’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Here are the award winners:

Actor of the Year, Female

Melissa Fernandes – Body of Work

Actor of the Year, Male

Ro Boddie – Body of Work 2016

Designer of the Year

Scenic designer Sean Fanning

Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Work by a Small Theater

Diversionary Theatre

Outstanding Young Artist Award  

Reed Lievers – “Big River,” New Village Arts

Outstanding Dramatic Production

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Intrepid Theatre

Outstanding Resident Musical

“October Sky,” The Old Globe

Outstanding New Play

“Junk: The Golden Age of Debt” by Ayad Akhtar, La Jolla Playhouse

Outstanding Touring Production

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Broadway/San Diego

Outstanding Direction of a Play

Christy Yael-Cox, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Intrepid Theatre

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Glenn Paris & Kim Strassburger – “Sunday in the Park with George,” ion theatre

Outstanding Ensemble

August Wilson Repertory Company – Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding Solo Performance

Rosina Reynolds – “Golda’s Balcony,” New Village Arts

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Male

Justin Huertas – “Lizard Boy,” Diversionary Theatre

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical, Female

Carolyn Agan – “Ragtime,” San Diego Musical Theatre

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Female

Allison Spratt Pearce – “Gypsy,” Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical, Male

Sean Allan Krill – “Sense and Sensibility,” The Old Globe

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Male

Robert Smyth – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Intrepid Theatre

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play, Female

Deborah Gilmour Smyth – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Intrepid Theatre

Outstanding  Featured Performance in a Play, Male

Laurence Brown – “Seven Guitars,” Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding  Featured Performance in a Play, Female

Kim Strassburger – “The Normal Heart,” ion theatre

Outstanding Music Direction

Don LeMaster – “Ragtime,” San Diego Musical Theatre

Outstanding Choreography

Colleen Kollar Smith – “American Rhythm,” Lamb’s Players Theatre

Outstanding Original Score

Tim Rosser – “The Boy Who Danced on Air,” Diversionary Theatre

Outstanding Scenic Design

John Lee Beatty – “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” The Old Globe

Outstanding Sound Design

Charles Coes & Nathan A. Roberts – “tokyo fish story,” The Old Globe

Outstanding Costume Design

Jennifer Brawn Gittings – “Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show,” Cygnet Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design

Howell Binkley – “Hollywood,” La Jolla Playhouse

Outstanding Projection Design

Blake McCarty – “Sunday in the Park with George,” ion theatre

panoramic view of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards crowd at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.
panoramic view of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards crowd at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.

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What is the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle?
Founded in 1983 and re-established in 2002, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is an independent, nonprofit organization of print and online theater critics dedicated to open and honest dialogue about theater in San Diego County and to honoring artistic excellence.

The members of our organization are professional critics writing for daily newspapers, magazines, entertainment trade publications and Web sites in San Diego County.

The organization’s major event is an awards program held each February, honoring the previous year’s finest in theater production, direction, acting, playwriting, scoring and technical achievements.

The event is presented free of charge to the theatrical community thanks to the gracious support of private underwriters. In 2002, the awards were renamed in honor of Craig Noel, longtime artistic director at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the founding father of San Diego’s theater community, who passed away in 2010.

The Craig Noel Awards program is underwritten by local arts philanthropists, including Audrey Geisel, Larry Alldredge & Dawn Moore, Performing Arts LIVE, Osborn & Dea Hurston, Jay & Julie Sarno, Yolanda Braunagel, Stanley Cohen, Ralph Johnson and Trina Kaplan.

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