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Three SCENIE Awards for Belle!

Delighted and honored to be included in this year’s SCENIES for The Belle of Amherst by William Luce


Thank you, Steven Stanley!  Your pure unabashed joy for theatre fills my heart with hope and possibility!

2016-2017 SCENIES:

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION – Producers: Sierra Madre Playhouse (Estelle Campbell and Christian Lebano)  & Honey B Productions – SMP also celebrated as one of the BEST INTIMATE THEATERs in LA! Happy to have been a part of their season! They received several well deserved SCENIES in many categories this year!

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE – I am over the moon to have realized this dream!

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN – Matthew Hill – Matt worked magic on creating Emily’s Homestead on the set of the amazing “Wrinkle In Time” set which dazzled with video effects!

Our Director, Todd Nielsen – “My Master!” was celebrated as DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR for his amazing roster of productions which included Belle!

Our Costumer, Vicki Conrad – was celebrated as COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR for her amazing work this past season which included Belle!

Members of our OUTSTANDING SOLO PRODUCTION Team not noted above include:

Lillian Minnich – Stage Manager – Funny, professional, kind and organized! I would wish her on any production!

Rebecca Hairston & Carla Linton – Lighting Design team.  They created a beautiful setting that helped transport Emily throughout all the stages of her life.

Alex Mackyol – Sound Design – A design that was whimsical, haunting and delightful. “Do you hear those bells?”

Lauri Bell Fitzsimmons – Prop Master – Off-the-charts enthusiasm, creativity and eye for detail.

Krys Fehervari – Wig Design – Captured Emily’s unique hair style and “bold as a chestnut burr” color perfectly & kept her perfectly coiffed.

Diane Siegel – Lobby Curator & Outreach Coordinator – Created unique and memorable lobby experience and inspired and fun Emily focused events.

John Dlugolecki – Photographer – Artistry captured Belle project from start to finish.

Linda Anderson – Graphic Artist – Beautifully captured Emily’s heart, hope and longing.

John Redlinger & Sam Schweikert (Bad and Classic Productions) – Videographers – They spin video like Mr. Luce spins Emily’s life with piercing clarity.

Philip Sokoloff – PR – Musings and outreach inspired attendance.

Hayley Chesshir – Social Media – Kept Emily’s beautiful words ever-present throughout the production

Gratitude — is not the mention
Of a Tenderness,
But its still appreciation
Out of Plumb of Speech.

~ Emily Dickinson


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