And the Drammy Committee Nominees are:

Thank you so much to all who submitted. We’re a little late because, well, I (Lava) was protesting stuff. Any who- Here are the nominees! Please take time to read what they have to say before voting begins. These brave folks were asked to submit a short bio and the following questions: Why do you…

2016-2017 Drammy Committee Members

We are pleased to announce the membership of the 2016-2017 Drammy Committee. While we are sorry to lose Nicole Gladwin and Jennifer Keltner, we are so pleased that Tamara Carroll and Tal Sanders will be joining us! Theatre companies: Please share the names below with your box office staff and/or your designated Drammy contact. (Please let us know if your designated Drammy contact has…

A Reflection by Brenda Hubbard

June 2016 It is almost to the end of my first year of service on the Drammy Committee and I wanted to take a moment to share what I have learned. First, let me be blunt in saying that as I approached this assignment last summer I was very skeptical about the committee and the…

Drammy Awards – Awarding Process

Given the recent social media explosion about how the Drammy Committee works, we thought we’d offer a little primer.  The awarding process is incredibly democratic and numeric.  Sometimes the scoring (calculated by computer) is so close: 4.08 vs 4.09; the nod goes to math every time. If you are interested, take a look at our Awarding Process document. Download,…

Fertile Ground is Underway!

Those of us on the Drammy Committee love this time of year: Fertile Ground–A City-Wide Festival of New Works is underway! Nicole Lane and her team have put together another fantastic festival. There are some fully-staged Fertile Ground works that are eligible for Drammy Awards (to find out more about eligibility click here), but we also love to…

Drammy Committee Membership: 2015-2016

We are pleased to announce the membership of the 2015-2016 Drammy Committee. We will miss Annalise Albright Woods, Amanda Soden, and Cate Garrison, but are thrilled to welcome Lava Alapai and Brenda Hubbard to the committee. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us. We’ll see you at the theatre! Julie Accuardi Lava Alapai…

Drammy Awards: Two HUGE and EXCITING announcements coming this week!

  SOMETHING’S COMING! SOMETHING BIG!    Oh my, oh my  oh my! Do we have news for YOU!?????!!! This week will bring two fabulous announcements. One will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday 12 May, 2015. The second will come on Thursday, 14 May, 2015. So watch this space! We know you will be thrilled and excited….

Drammy Awards: 2014-2015 PRODUCTION PHOTOS PLEASE!

  2014-2015 DRAMMY-ELIGIBLE PRODUCTION PHOTOS, PLEASE! Artistic Directors! Executive Directors! Company managers! Marketing honchos! Keepers of theatre archives! Friends of the above! PLEASE HELP! We have already sent this plea to our full subscriber list, MOST (if not all) members of which belong in one of the above categories. If you have not received it, please…

Drammy Awards say Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! The PCTG Awards are here!

Dear Theatre Peeps! As you all know, the Portland Civic Theatre Guild is the “parent company” of the Drammy Awards. So we like, each year, to inform our email listers (they hear first, so join them!) as well as our followers here on our newsfeed, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms such as pdxbackstage,  as soon as…

Drammy Awards: Third Period Plays in the 2014-2015 Drammy Season

We remind you that this year’s Drammy Celebration will be held in the Newmark Theatre on Monday, 29 June, 2015 We are grateful to Portland’5 for sponsoring this event The following productions were considered at our meeting on Monday, 19 January, 2015, at the end of the third period in our 2014-2015 Drammy Season. Remember…

Drammy Awards loves Michael Pennington

Being a Drammy Committee member is wonderful. One tiny drawback, however, is that one spends so much time seeing Drammy-eligible, 9-performance-not-including-previews shows, that it can be hard to fit in the exciting one-or-two night readings or other short-term performances that Portland’s vibrant theatre scene has to offer. Sometimes, though, to miss something would be insane,…