Last night, the B. Iden Payne Awards announced their 2018–2019 Nominees for excellence in Austin theatre. UT Austin's production of my play Matawan racked up a whopping five!
Jiajing Qi for Lighting Design
Stephanie Fisher for Costume Design
Sam Lipman for Sound Design
Kristin Perkins for Dramaturgy
The Entire Dang Shark Ensemble for Stage Movement
I know awards and nominations aren't everything, and I really try not to view them as a form of validation. But it does feel good to have people positively recognize your work. More importantly, I loved this production and all the folks who worked on it. So to see the above names get some recognition is a cherry on top of what was already a show that's near and dear to me heart.
Big congrats to the whole team. I'm hoping we haven't seen the last of Matawan just yet. Read about ALL the incredible nominees and Austin shows here! And of course, we've gotta end with a fave shark image.