2015 B.U.L.S.H.I.T. AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCEMENT

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Hiya Baltimore Small Theater!  It’s gettttttin’ to be that time again!  2015 is winding down and that means it’s almost the day to honor all we saw good this year in the very best way we know how – with SHIT.  That is, with the Baltimore United Local Stage and Hidden Independent Theater or B.U.L.S.H.I.T. Awards.  The 2015 B.U.L.S.H.I.T. Awards will be held on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Mt. Vernon with the generous technical assistance of our friends at Spotlighters Theatre.  Achilles, Styx and I are getting really, really, really excited to love on all y’all. The 2015 award categories are below, the nominees will be announced December 1st and tickets will go on sale on December 15th.  

A word on this year’s categories:

We’re excited to say that we’ve expanded the awards in almost every category, adding awards for bravest choice as well best concept, set design and stage management (and a special award for those social justice warriors who are killing it out there).  We also changed the way that we do our actor categories.  From now on, we eliminate the distinction between “actor” and “actress”.  Instead, we will now use “actor” for it’s common usage, neutral connotation.  The actor awards are now split by genre, instead of by gender. 

B.U.L.S.H.I.T. PERFORMANCE AWARD CATEGORIES

THE LOL AWARD for best actor in a comedy

THE TEARS FOR YEARS AWARD for best actor in a drama

THE STRONG BIRD AWARD for best actor in a musical

THE SIDEKICK MY ASS AWARD  for best supporting actor in a comedy

THE TISSUE HOLDER AWARD  for best supporting actor in a drama

THE TRILLY BOO AWARD for best supporting actor in a musical

THE WERK TOGETHER AWARD for best ensemble

B.U.L.S.H.I.T. PRODUCTION AWARD CATEGORIES

THE HELL YEAH AWARD for best overall show

THE NEW BLOOD AWARD for best new or adapted work

THE LUNGS AND HOOVES AWARD for best musical

THE OLD SKOOL AWARD for best classic work

THE WHITE PANTS AWARD for bravest choice

THE DID YOU GET IT? AWARD for best concept

B.U.L.S.H.I.T. TECHNICAL AWARD CATEGORIES

THE CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN AWARD for best direction

THE GO ON GIRL AWARD for best overall technical design

THE IKEA AWARD for best set design

THE LET THERE BE AWARD for best light design

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES AWARD for best costume design

THE FULL O’ SLAP AWARD for best hair or makeup design

THE BIOS WERE DUE ON THURSDAY AWARD for best stage management

B.U.L.S.H.I.T. STAGE AWARD CATEGORIES

THE FRANKENSTEIN AWARD for best season

THE MT. OLYMPUS AWARD for best theater administrator

THE BUT A GOOD WEIRD AWARD for most intriguing stage

THE TALENT FACTORY AWARD for best overall casting

B.U.L.S.H.I.T. SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

THE JUSTICE FOR ALL AWARD for a stage working for social change

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5 comments

  • How are nominees chosen? Decided on?

  • Good question, Renata! Achilles, Styx and myself form a panel and we choose the nominees based on our reviews from the year.

    • Awesome, thanks!
      Now I’m confused, many of your reviews don’t include mention of a Stage Manager, or Technical Team. How do you decide on those categories?
      Apologize for all the questions. New to the Balt Theatre scene just wanna know everything!!!

      • That’s somewhat true, Renata. We consider our reviews to be primary documents when deciding on the awards and many of the reviews do, in fact, mention members of the technical team (direction, lighting, set). We generally base the awards on shows that had technical elements impressive enough to merit a mention in the review, but not always. Sometimes, we also rely on the notes we take that don’t make it in to the published review for space or other reasons (we know that we hold these awards, so we watch the shows with an eye towards them). For an award like stage management, we will look for shows that were particularly “tight” or “smooth” which connotes a firm backstage hand.

  • Thank you so much for the clarification!

    Look forward to seeing who the nominees are this year!

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