Faculty, Porthouse Theatre Recognized by 2019 Cleveland Critics Circle Awards

The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that Porthouse Theatre was recognized by the Cleveland Critics Circle Awards in multiple categories for the 2019 Season.

Congratulations to associate professor Fabio Polanco who was recognized as Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha

Congratulations to professor Terri Kent who received an Honorable Mention for her direction of Man of La Mancha, to associate professor Jonathan Swoboda who received an Honorable Mention for his music direction of Man of La Mancha, and to College of the Arts associate dean Cynthia R. Stillings who received an Honorable Mention for her lighting design of Man of La Mancha.

Congratulations are also in order for associate professor Amy Fritsche who received an Honorable Mention for her performance as Penelope in Ensemble Theater's production of The Penelopiad.

Additionally, Porthouse Theatre was recognized with the award for Best Choreographer of a Musical for Martín Céspedes for his choreography of Man of La Mancha and an Honorable Mention for Best Ensemble for the cast of Man of La Mancha.

School of Theatre and Dance alumna Imani Jackson was also recognized with an Honorable Mention for her choreography of Ragtime at Cain Park.


About the Cleveland Critics Circle Theater Awards:

The Cleveland Critics Circle each year honors local theaters, performances, performers and technicians of plays staged by Cleveland area professional theaters. Awards are given to productions taking place from January 1 through December 31 of a specific calendar year. The awards committee is comprised of Cleveland area theater critics Roy Berko, Kerry Clawson, Howard Gollop, Mark Horning, Laura Kennelly and Andrea Simakis.

For more information about the 2019 Cleveland Critics Circle Theater Awards, visit http://clevelandtheaterreviews.blogspot.com/2019/12/2019-cleveland-criti...


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Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu


POSTED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:04am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:31pm