On February 6th, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle honored a number of passionate, talented, and inspirational theatre artists at the 2016 Craig Noel Awards, many of whom are part of the New Village Arts family. This year, NVA received an outstanding eight nominations for its productions throughout 2016, and its artists took home three major awards (including two surprise awards).
Rosina Reynolds won Outstanding Solo Performance for GOLDA'S BALCONY.
Reed Lievers won the Outstanding Young Artist Award for BIG RIVER.
Melissa Fernandes won Actor of the Year in recognition of her body of work in 2016, which included both BIG RIVER and GOD OF CARNAGE at NVA.
NVA's nominees included: Jon Sangster for OKLAHOMA!, Alexandra Slade for OKLAHOMA!, Jack French for OKLAHOMA!, Tony Houck (Music Director) for OKLAHOMA!, Colleen Kollar Smith (Director) for BIG RIVER, Bryan Barbarin for BIG RIVER, and Reed Lievers for BIG RIVER.
"Tremendous congratulations to all the winners and nominees this year," said AJ Knox, Director of Connectivity at NVA. "It was a fantastic year for theatre in San Diego and North County, and New Village Arts is thrilled to be a part of it."