|From the Desk of Frank
Calo, Producer of Spotlight On Productions
I just wanted to give you an overview of our voting procedures.
Every year Spotlight On and Sage Theater company has their own
"Tony" awards. Spotlight On has 1 or 2 major
festivals and several side projects and Sage Theater has 1 or 2
smaller festivals and a few side projects. All included events
are eligible for awards/nominations. This year we spread
out even further by including projects outside of the two companies
that include our core membership. The major categories are
Best Full Length Play, Best One Act Play, Best Musical/Comedy Event,
Best Reading and the technical and acting achievement in all
categories. What we ask of our award voters: Each voter should
see as many events as possible during the year. After each
event fill out a basic form (what you liked and disliked in each
category). Staple the program to the form and store it.
At the end of the season a booklet with all potential nominees will
be presented to you. Bring out your notes and programs to
refresh your memory and vote!
The benefits: you get to see a lot of theater! Last year we
had a musical at the Duplex Cabaret, a play and a poetry event at
the Comedy Club and 4 different theaters. All this is free to
you. All you have to do is show your "Spotlight"
card at the door. You will be e-mailed a list of events before
they happen and you choose the dates that you would like to see
them. Spotlight On has parties and receptions throughout the
year. You will be invited to each of these. You will
also be able to attend our year-end awards ceremony. Last year
the awards were held at the Jan Hus Playhouse with an attendance of
180 people; entertainment, cocktails and food.
Pretty good deal! All we ask is that you try to keep your
anonymity while attending our events and be as fair as possible when
voting. Please get back to me as soon as possible with your