WELCOME TO THE KILROYS “BIAS BASH AT THE OVATIONS” ADVOCACY TASKFORCE!
Below are the criteria for becoming an Ovations Voter. The voting officially opens in the spring!
If you click on the top button below, we will email you a link to the official Ovations Voter application in April. Please consider applying. The more we flood the applications with underrepresented voices, the higher likelihood these voices will be selected to identify the artists worthy of nomination next season.
TO BECOME AN OVATIONS VOTER, ONE MUST:
- be an active, professional, LA area-based theatre artist/administrator
- have been working in the LA Theatre Community at least 3 years
- be over the age of 18
- abstain from writing theatrical criticism (formal or informal, including blogs) during the duration of their time as a voter
The Ovations Recommendations Committee “encourages a diverse mix of directors, designers, actors, playwrights, stage managers, artistic directors, managing directors, administrators”, etc. As of January 2019, this committee is comprised of the following:
Eric Sims (Co-Chair), Director of Theatre Operations for the Kirk Douglas Theatre & Center Theatre Group; Elina de Santos, Actress/Director & Associate Artistic Director of Rogue Machine; Donna Simone Johnson, Actress; Tracey Leigh, Actress/Director; Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Artistic Director of Coeurage Theatre Company; Cricket Myers, Sound Designer; Phyllis Schuringa, Artistic Associate/Casting Director of Geffen Playhouse; Peter James Smith, Actor; Casey Stangl, Director; Lewis Wilkenfeld, Producer/Director; Mark McClain Wilson, Actor/Director/Sound Designer/Writer; Marco Gomez, Executive Director of LA STAGE Alliance (non-voting).