2015 Ivey Awards

2015 Ivey Awards Go to Director Joe Dowling for Lifetime Achievement and Mikell Sapp for Emerging Artist


The 11th annual Ivey Awards attracted a sold out audience to the show designed to recognize and showcase the work of professional theater companies and artists over the past year.

 Based on evaluations completed by the more than 150 volunteer theater evaluators who saw more than 1,000 performances created by 78 professional theaters in the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area from September 2014 through August 2015, three productions and eight individuals/ensembles were also recognized with 2015 Iveys: 

Productions Recognized

Gabriel (Walking Shadow Theatre Company) – Overall Excellence

Nothing is Something (Open Eye Figure Theatre) – Overall Excellence

Crime and Punishment (Live Action Set) – Production Design

Individual Recognition

Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan – Choreographers & Playwrights: Trick Boxing (Park Square Theatre)

Peter Rothstein – Director: Romeo & Juliet (Ten Thousand Things Theater Company)

Claudia Wilkens and Barbara Kingsley – Actors: Gertrude Stein and A Companion (Jungle Theater)

Mathew LeFebvre – Costume Designer: The Mystery of Irma Vep (Jungle Theater) and

A Christmas Carol 2014 (Guthrie Theater)

Shá Cage – Actor: Grounded (Frank Theatre)

Joko Sutrisno – Music Director: Prince Rama’s Journey (Green T Productions)

Steve Tyler – Music Director: The Pirates of Penzance (Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Mikell Sapp  – Emerging Artist Award, Acting  


Ensemble – Actors: Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet (Pillsbury House Theatre)

The 2015 Iveys – including pre-event activities, behind-the-scenes interviews and the Awards show – will be featured in a two-hour primetime special on CW23 (The CW Network’s Twin Cities affiliate) on Sunday, September 27 from 7-9 pm CST.

The 2015 Ivey Awards are presented with the generous support of Carousel Motor Group, Best Buy, The McKnight Foundation, Target, Dorsey & Whitney, Thomson Reuters, Risdall Marketing Group, Solve, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Disciplined Growth Investors, J.P. Morgan, UBS, Actors’ Equity Association, IATSE, Trinchero Family Estates, Summit Brewing Company, Western Bank, martinpatrick3, iHeartMedia, Arts Ink, Clear Channel Outdoor, City Pages, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, the CW23, MinnPost, Lurie Wealth Advisors, William Clark Photography, Beauterre Recovery Center, MINQ and Far North Spirits.




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