School of Theatre & Dance Alumni among 2019 BATCC Nominees

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
44th Annual Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards

On February 23, 2020 the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle announced their nominees for their 44th Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards for 2019. Among those honored are 13 SFSU Alumni and former instructors with a total of 17 nominations. An Awards Gala will be held at the historic Victoria Theatre on March 20, 2020.

See a full list of nominees on the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle website

Nicole Helfer (BA in Dance)

  • Choreography in a house with fewer than 100 seats, She Loves Me
  • Choreography in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Cabaret
  • Choreography in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Groundhog Day, The Musical

Beth Hersh (MFA in Playwrighting)

  • Lighting Design in a house with fewer than 100 seats, Cry it Out

York Kennedy (former instructor)

  • Lighting Design in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Groundhog Day, The Musical

Kurt Landisman (former lighting design student and instructor)

  • Lighting Design in a house with 100 to 300 seats, The Year of Magical Thinking

Heather Kenyon (MFA in Theatre, Design and Technical Production)

  • Set Design in a house with fewer than 100 seats, American Hero

Nina Ball (MFA in Theatre, Design and Technical Production)

  • Set Design in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Vinegar Tom

James Ard (BA in BECA and former sound design student)

  • Sound Design in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Exit Strategy

Rinabeth Apostol (BA in Theatre Arts)

  • Featured Actress – Play in a house with 100 to 300 seats, King of the Yees

Sam Jackson (BA in Theatre Arts)

  • Featured Actress – Play in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Exit Strategy
  • Principal Actress – Play in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Kings

Juliana Lustenader (BA in Theatre Arts)

  • Featured Actress – Musical in a house with fewer than 100 seats, Passion
  • Principal Actress – Musical in a house with more than 300 seats, Violet

Megan Trout (BA in Theatre Arts)

  • Principal Actress – Play in a house with 100 to 300 seats, Vinegar Tom

Caleb Cabrera (BA in Theatre Arts)

  • Principal Actor – Play in a house with fewer than 100 seats, Transfers

BD Wong (former Theatre Arts student)

  • Principal Actor – Play in a house with more than 300 seats, The Great Leap