2013 Ivey Awards

2013 Ivey Awards Go to Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher for Lifetime Achievement and Ricardo Vázquez for Emerging Artist

Two Productions and Ten Individuals/Ensembles Also Honored at September 23 Celebration 

(MINNEAPOLIS; September 23, 2013) — The Twin Cities theater community bestowed on Jeffrey Hatcher, nationally-renowned playwright, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performer, director and playwright Ricardo Vázquez the Emerging Artist Award at the 9th annual Ivey Awards.  The celebration, held Monday, September 23, at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis, honors and showcases 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 80 professional theaters in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area from September 2012 through August 2013, two productions and ten individuals/ensembles were also recognized with 2013 Iveys:

  • In the Next Room, Jungle Theater: Overall Excellence
  • Milly & Tillie, Open Eye Figure Theatre: Overall Excellence
Individual Recognition
  • Peter Beard & James Napoleon Stone, Directing, Hamlet (Theatre Coup d’Etat)
  • Raymond Berg, Musical Direction, Urinetown: The Musical (Jungle Theater)
  • Peter Brosius, Directing, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Children’s Theatre Company)
  • Michael Croswell, Sound Design, Misterman (Frank Theatre)
  • Ensemble, Acting, Clybourne Park (Guthrie Theater)
  • Ensemble, Acting, Two Sugars, Room for Cream (Hennepin Theatre Trust)
  • Michael Matthew Ferrell, Choreography, Singin’ in the Rain (Bloomington Civic Theatre)
  • Katherine Glover, Alissa M. Shellito & Jeri Weiss, Playwriting, Freshwater Theatre Goes Back to High School (Freshwater Theatre Company)
  • Dean Holt, Acting, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Children’s Theatre Company)
  • Craig Johnson, Acting, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Walking Shadow Theatre Company)

The 9th annual Ivey Awards was presented with the generous support of BMW of Minnetonka, Audi of Minneapolis, Porsche of Minneapolis, Best Buy, Target Corporation, McKnight Foundation, JP Morgan, Hellmuth & Johnson, Dorsey & Whitney, Robins Kaplan, Actors’ Equity Association, IATSE, martin patrick3, Spyglass Creative, Risdall Marketing Agency, City Pages, Le Meridien Chambers, Summit Brewing Company, Cities 97, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, MINQ, Clear Channel Outdoor, Trinchero Family Estates winery, Reyka Vodka, Heinrick’s Gin, and the University of MN Performing Arts Archives