This past Monday, The LA Stage Alliance announced of their 2013 Ovation Award nominations. And luckily, I was nominated for two Ovation Awards in the category of lighting design, larger theater. I always think the Ovation Awards are pretty special because it’s the biggest award given for lighting design in Los Angeles. Whenever possible, I attended the awards, but often, I’m traveling in Florida. However, when I am in town, I love to go to this award ceremony. It’s such a fun night, and filled with people in the community, long lost friends, and cool new people that I get to meet for the first time.
I’m not sure how many times I’ve been nominated for an Ovation Award, but I’ve been lucky enough to win three times. The first was for production called Songs for a New World, the second was for Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, and the third was for Jekyll and Hyde. All three of those shows were pretty amazing, and I’m very proud to have been a part of them.
The first show for which I’m nominated for the Ovation Award this year is Spring Awakening, directed by Brian Kite down in La Mirada. It was a great show, but all I can really remember is that I was very sick during the tech. I think I have a couple photos on the website, but if not I’ll try to get those up in the next few days.
The second show for which I was nominated this year is Next to Normal, also down in La Mirada but this time directed by Nick DeGruccio. Another phenomenal experience, and this time I wasn’t sick during tech. I know I don’t have photos of that show on the website but hopefully I will soon.