B.U.L.S.H.I.T. Wrap-Up and List of Winners!

BULSHIT Awards flyerWe were so pleased to present the Baltimore United Local Stage and Hidden Independent Theater (or B.U.L.S.H.I.T.) Awards, what a great night!  A bit of analysis on the event, if you couldn’t make it (if you’re looking for the full list of winners, scroll down):

Despite the snow switcheroo with the dates, the B.U.L.S.H.I.T. Awards were a roaring success!  Over 130 members of our community were in attendance at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Monday, February 1st.  Presenters included The Bad Oracle (of course) and reviewers Achilles Feels and River Styx.  Also presenting The Mt. Olympus Award for best theater administrator was Fuzz Roark, Managing Director of The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre and winner of last year’s Mt. Olympus.  Sarah Heiderman took home The LOL Award for best actor in a comedy for her turn as the vitriolic Madame Rosepettle in Annex’s Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad.  Annex did quite well in the supporting performance categories, with wins for both Ishai Barnoy for The Magic Flute and Rachel Reckling for Insurrection, Holding History (Annex did well in general, it would have been nice to see the theater more represented at the awards by their management #justsayin’).  Samy Hayder scored The Tears for Years Award for his slamming, titular Macbeth at BOOM Theatre Co. and John Schratwieser picked up The Strong Bird Award for best actor in a musical for Assassins, a deserved and popular win.

A win for Detroit, (The Hell Yeah Award for best overall show) at Fells Point Corner Theatre kicked off the production category.  There would be more for FPCT to come, 2015 was a great year for the company and they were a bit of a “hot ticket”.  The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe won twice in this category, taking the New Blood Award for best new or adapted work and the Did You Get It? Award for best concept.  BOOM Theatre Co., out of Harford county, was a little bit of a “dark horse”, as many in Baltimore aren’t familiar with them, but they showed us, going home with the Old Skool Award for best classic work for Macbeth.  Glass Mind Theatre picked up the White Pants Award for bravest choice for Brainstorm 5 and Assassins showed up again, winning for best musical.

Technical awards were all over the map.  Spotlighters popped in, with The Captain My Captain Award going to Greg Bell for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  Annex got best technical design for The Magic Flute and Detroit made its second appearance with The Let There Be award for best lighting design for Charles Danforth III.  Ryan Haase scored Stillpointe’s only non-Assassins related win, best set design for Bat Boy! The Musical.  There were a ton of folks nominated for The Emperor’s New Clothes Award for best costumes but it was won with pride by Stephanie Parks for The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe, Poe’s third win of the evening.  Samantha Trionfo, nominated last year as well, rounded out the category, winning the Full O’Slap award for best hair and makeup for The Pretties at Glass Mind Theatre.  Jesse Doggett, longtime Baltimore area stage manager, received The Bios Were Due on Thursday Award for best stage management for Fells Point’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), which also won for best ensemble.

Stage awards were mostly mopped and swept by Fells Point, who won three of the four awards: The Talent Factory for best overall casting, The Frankenstein Award for best season and Andrew Porter snagged The Mt. Olympus Award for best theater administrator.  The exception to the rule was Annex, who won The But a Good Weird Award for most intriguing stage.

There was only one special award this year, The Justice for All Award for a theater working for social change.  Cohesion Theatre Company took this one home for their commitment to social change, specifically for their ParityFest Baltimore 2015 and Trans* Voices Workshop Series.

 

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

THE LOL AWARD for best actor in a comedy

Sarah Heiderman, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad, Baltimore Annex Theater

THE TEARS FOR YEARS AWARD for best actor in a drama

Samy Hayder, Macbeth, BOOM Theatre Co.

THE STRONG BIRD AWARD for best actor in a musical

John Schratwieser, Assasins, Stillpointe Theatre

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

Matthew Lindsay Payne, 13 Dead Husbands, Cohesion Theatre Company

THE TISSUE HOLDER AWARD for best supporting actor in a drama

Rachel Reckling, Insurrection, Holding History, Baltimore Annex Theater

THE TRILLY BOO AWARD for best supporting actor in a musical

Ishai Barnoy, The Magic Flute, Baltimore Annex Theatre

THE WERK TOGETHER AWARD for best ensemble

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Fells Point Corner Theatre

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

THE HELL YEAH AWARD for best overall show

Detroit, Fells Point Corner Theatre

THE NEW BLOOD AWARD for best new or adapted work

The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe

THE LUNGS AND HOOVES AWARD for best musical

Assassins, Stillpointe Theatre

THE OLD SKOOL AWARD for best classic work

Macbeth, BOOM Theatre Co.

THE WHITE PANTS AWARD for bravest choice

Brainstorm 5, Glass Mind Theatre

THE DID YOU GET IT? AWARD for best concept

The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe

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

THE CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN AWARD for best direction

Greg Bell, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre

THE GO ON GIRL AWARD for best overall technical design

The Magic Flute, Baltimore Annex Theater

THE IKEA AWARD for best set design

Ryan Haase, Bat Boy! The Musical, Stillpointe Theatre

THE LET THERE BE AWARD for best light design

Charles W. Danforth III, Detroit, Fells Point Corner Theatre

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES AWARD for best costume design

Stephanie Parks, The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe

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

Samanatha Trionfo, The Pretties, Glass Mind Theatre

THE BIOS WERE DUE ON THURSDAY AWARD for best stage management

Please note: this award may not be won two years consecutively.

Jesse Doggett, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Fells Point Corner Theatre

B.U.L.S.H.I.T. STAGE AWARD NOMINEES

THE FRANKENSTEIN AWARD for best season

Fells Point Corner Theatre

THE MT. OLYMPUS AWARD for best theater administrator

Please note: this award may not be won two years consecutively.

Andrew Porter, President of the Board, Fells Point Corner Theatre

THE BUT A GOOD WEIRD AWARD for most intriguing stage

Baltimore Annex Theater

THE TALENT FACTORY AWARD for best overall casting

Fells Point Corner Theatre

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

Cohesion Theatre Company

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