Local productions win Gregory Awards

The Puget Sound theater community celebrated outstanding performances and talents at Theatre Puget Sound’s sixth-annual Gregory Awards on Oct. 20.

Local winners include:

•Outstanding Scenic — L.B. Morse, for Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles”;

•Outstanding Supporting Actor — Ray Tagavilla, for Magnolia-based Sound Theatre Compay’s “A Small Fire”;

•Outstanding Sound or Music Design — Paul James Prendergast, for Seattle Rep’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles”;

•Outstanding Director — Kelly Kitchens, for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s “She’s Come Undone”;

•Theatre of the Year — Sound Theatre Company;

•Outstanding Actress in a Musical — Allison Standley, for Sound Theatre Company’s “The Wild Party”;

•Outstanding Costume Design — Catherine Hunt, for Seattle Children’s Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach”;

•Outstanding Actor in a play — R. Hamilton Wright, for Seattle Rep’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”;

•Outstanding Actress in a Play — Pamela Reed, for Seattle Rep’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”;

•Outstanding Production — Book-It Repertory Theatre’s “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”; and

•Outstanding Musical Production — Sound Theatre Company’s “The Wild Party.”

The Gregory Awards are named in honor of Gregory A. Falls (1922-1997), a former chair of the University of Washington School of Drama, who is credited with creating Seattle’s theater scene. Falls left the UW in 1971 to devote more time to ACT Theatre (which he had founded in 1965), though he stayed on as a part-time UW faculty member until 1976. He served as president of the National Theatre Conference and Washington Association of Theatre Artists.