Kentwood Announces Marcom Masque Winners
Kentwood Players was founded in 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom. At the end of each Kentwood Players season, all Kentwood Players members in good standing who have seen all six shows vote by secret ballot and then the group presents its annual Marcom Masque Awards to the winners in each category at an awards ceremony.
The first Marcom Masque Awards were presented for the 1957-1958 season with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” winning the award for Best Play.
For the 2012-2013 season, every cast member and technical designer for each show of the season (The Miracle Worker - Doubt, a Parable – Scream Queens, The Musical – Fortinbras – The 39 Steps - Ragtime) was nominated for a Marcom Masque Award in appropriate categories.
This year's “A Night Among the Stars” Marcom Masque Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, June 29 at the Westchester Playhouse, home of the Kentwood Players. The event chairpersons were Shari Barrett and Linda Reinhardt, with Drew Fitzsimmons directing the entertainment portion of the ceremony featuring tributes to all six productions.
Calia Mintzer-Wolf managed the guest list and Michelle Rosen was the event’s Mistress of Ceremony. Kentwood Players is pleased to announce the winners of awards:
Best Play: Ragtime
Director: Susan Goldman Weisbarth for Ragtime
Producer: Margie Bates and Gail Bernardi for Ragtime
Actor in a Leading Role: Bradley Miller as Tateh in Ragtime
Actress in a Leading Role: Joanna Churgin as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt, a Parable
Major Supporting Actor: Karl Schott as Clown 1 in The 39 Steps
Major Supporting Actress: Patricia Butler as Clown 2 in The 39 Steps
Minor Supporting Actor: Mark Mayes as Osric in Fortinbras
Minor Supporting Actress: Jacquelin Schofield as Mrs. Mullens in Doubt, a Parable
Minor Role Actor: Roy T. Okida as Ensemble in Ragtime
Minor Role Actress: Jennifer Sperry as First Maiden in Fortinbras
Cameo Role: Hezekiah Suber as Young Coalhouse in Ragtime
Set Design: Jim Crawford for Ragtime
Set Decoration Design: Jim Crawford for Ragtime
Lighting Design: Hollister Starrett for Fortinbras
Sound Design: Shawn K. Summerer for The 39 Steps
Original Graphic Design: Michael Cohen for The 39 Steps
Costume Design: Maria Cohen, Sheridan Cole Crawford, and Jayne Hamil for Ragtime
Technical Award Certificates were presented to 70 members who worked behind-the scenes on productions during the season, and Rocky Miller received a Lifetime Membership Award after reaching his 25th active year with Kentwood Players.
2012-2013 Kentwood Players Marcom Masque Award Winners
(from left) Susan Goldman Weisbarth, Jayne Hamil, Bradley Miller, Jennifer Sperry,
Margie Bates, Mark Mayes, Gail Bernardi (also accepting for Jacquelin Schofield),
Shawn K. Summerer, Joanna Churgin, Hollister Starrett, Fiona Okida (accepting for her father, Roy T. Okida), Jim Crawford, Sheridan Cole Crawford, Maria Cohen, Michael Cohen,
and Patricia Butler (also accepting for Karl Schott).
Photo credit: Shari Barrett