Approximately 275 Ovation voters are responsible for attending and scoring Ovation-registered productions. Their scores determine Ovation nominees and recipients.

Ovation voters consist of LA-based theatre artists who have worked professionally in the theatre for at least three years (and, specifically, have extensive experience working professionally in LA theatre). They are selected through an annual application process that is facilitated by the Ovation Rules Committee. This process examines the applicant’s participation in the Greater Los Angeles theatre community, including attendance habits and professional resume.

 

BECOMING A VOTER

Voter Applications are no longer being accepted for the season. The application period will reopen in April 2020.

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What We’re Looking For:

In order to qualify as an Ovation Awards voter, you need to be an active, professional, Los Angeles area-based theatre artist/administrator, who’s been working in the community for at least three years. We’d love to continue to see a diverse mix of directors, designers, actors, playwrights, stage managers, artistic directors, managing directors, administrators, and more!*

Because the Ovation Awards are peer-judged, we look for voters who have excellent critical thinking skills, who can evaluate each voting category independently with an objective eye, and who can commit to attend and score the minimum number of productions (15) from the minimum number of producing organizations (15) throughout the region.

We also look for individuals who have a passion for promoting awareness, appreciation and support for the LA theatre community, and who have respect for artists and producers of all artistic sensibilities, disciplines, and budget levels.

Voters receive a complimentary ticket to the annual black tie Ovation Awards ceremony.

*Please note, voters must be over the age of 18, and cannot write theatrical criticism (formally, through publications or informally, via social media/blogs) during the duration of their time as voters.

 

The Application Process:

The application consists of answering basic questions, submitting your theatre-based resume, and completing a production scoring exercise. The Ovation Rules Committee will invite some applicants to continue the process with an interview (particularly, first-year applicants).

Accepted applicants become voters for the upcoming Ovations season (September through August). In order to be fully activated, accepted voters must:

  • attend a mandatory orientation meeting

  • complete the online tutorial

  • pay the annual voter fee of $100

  • submit a completed code of conduct

  • meet their voting minimums (returning voters only)

Voters apply their first year, second year, and then every three years.

Wendy Abraham

Amielynn Abrella

Nicolas Acciani

Erin Africa

Jen Albert

Rhonda Aldrich

John Allee

Alex Alpharaoh

Tony Amendola

Tasha Ames

Noel Arthur

Joel Asher

Ben Atkinson

Brett Aune

Kathie Barnes

Eileen Barnett

Brandon Baruch

Courtney Bell

Jeremy Bennington

Kate Bergh

Gigi Bermingham

Rick Bernstein

Marwa Bernstein

Robert Beuth

Allison Bibicoff

Melina Bielefelt

Mickey Birnbaum

Stefanie Black

Laura Black

Elisa Blandford

Mark Bramhall

Gregg Brevoort

Christopher Breyer

Rod Britt

Bill Brochtrup

Meghan Brown

Tom Buderwitz

Michaela Bulkley

Ezra Buzzington

Dave Buzzotta

Alexander Calle

Christopher Campbell-Orrock

Jesse Cannady

Cate Caplin

Andrew Carlberg

Christopher Carroll

Martha Carter

Beatrice Casagran

Mary Casey

Mary Jo Catlett

Erin Cazares Sanzo

Adrian Centeno

Stacie Chaiken

Janet Chamberlain

Brett Chapin

Emily Chase

Maurice Chauvet

Corrine Chooey

Steve Cisneros

Kevin Cochran

Melissa Coleman-Reed

Frank Collison

Vicki Conrad

Doug Cooney

Katrina Coulourides

Gregory Crafts

Inda Craig-Galvan

Andy Crocker

Diana De La Cruz

Darius De La Cruz

Fran de Leon

Elina de Santos

Matthew Denman

Elise Dewsberry

Alana Dietze

Allison Dillard

Mark Doerr

Tara Donovan

Jonathan Dorf

Jillian Doyle

Reena Dutt

Nate Edelman

Malik El-Amin

Matthew Elkins

Alex Elliott-Funk

Alyssa  Escalante

Donna  Eshelman

Raul Espinoza

L.Esquerra

Richard Fancy

James Ferrero

Ernest  Figueroa

Dan Fishbach

John Flynn

Tony Foster

Aaron Francis

Leesa Freed

Marguerite French

Estela Garcia

Laura Gardner

Jeff Gardner

Christina Gerla

Dennis Gersten

Lily Gibson

Scott Golden

Marcy Goldman

Marco  Gomez

Eve Gordon

Janet Greaves

Emma Zakes Green

Jessica Hanna

James  Harper

Kymberly Harris

Doug Haverty

Kari Hayter

Susan-Kate Heaney

Shen Heckel

Murry Hepner

Elizabeth Herron

Nicki Heskin

Nikki Hevesy

Laura Hill

Howard Ho

Michael Hoag

Paul Hoan Zeidler

Victoria Hoffman

Steve Hofvendahl

Sarah Hollis

Karen JP Howes

Suzanne Hunt

Alberto Isaac

Donny  Jackson

Mark Jacobson

Corey Johnson

Eric Johnson

Kendell Johnson

Donna Simone Johnson

Nate Jones

Kate Jopson

Elizabeth Karr

Tamika Katon-Donegal

Henry Kelly

Stephanie Kerley Schwartz

Becca Kessin

Azra King-Abadi

Samantha Klein

Mara Klein

Kurt Koehler

Andria Kozica

Scott Kriloff

Chelsea Kurtz

Ron Lagomarsino

Armina LaManna

Gary Lamb

Jonathon Lamer

Frank Lawson

Christian Lebano

Adam Lebowitz-Lockard

Jully Lee

Tracey Leigh

Jer Adrianne Lelliott

Bruce Lemon

James Liebman

Jennifer Lin

Katie Lindsay

Pat Loeb

Kerr Lordygan

Jeremy Lucas

Aaron Lyons

Natalie MacMillan

Anthony Marciona

Jay Marcus

Ani Marderosian

Abigail Marks

Dennis Martinez

Michael Matthys

Marya  Mazor

Saundra McClain

Mark McClain Wilson

Marilyn McIntyre

Debbie McMahon

Nan McNamara

Tifanie McQueen

Desiree Mee Jung

Vince Melocchi

Rod Menzies

Anne Mesa

Ben Messmer

Rebecca Metz

Michael Michetti

Paul Millet

Mary Miner

Armando Molina

Nicki Monet

John Money

Tiffany Moon

Amy Moorman

Christopher Moscatiello

John Moskal

Kate Motzenbacker

Sebastian Munoz

Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx

Christopher Murillo

Cricket Myers

Rob Nagle

Marcos Najera

Yee Eun Nam

Ken Narasaki

Oanh Nguyen

Elisa Noemi

Michael O’Hara

Quincy O’Neal

Stephanie Kerley O’Neill

Josh Odessa-Rubin

Dele Ogundiran

Bruno  Oliver

Shila Ommi

Brian Otano

Alex Parker

Jeffrey Parsons

Erick Patterson

Victoria Pearlman

Katie Pelensky

Tarah Pollock

Jennifer Pollono

Tarina  Pouncy

Jeremy Rabb

Paula Rebelo

Michael Redfield

Katie Anne Rich

Jon Lawrence Rivera

Scott Roberts

Jaime Robledo

Thea Rodgers

Kacie Rogers

Shaina Rosenthal

Michael Roth

Michael Rothhaar

Jennifer Rowland

Beth Ryne

Ella Saldana North

Selene Santiago

Jared Sayeg

Jean Michelle Sayeg

David Scales

Erin Scerbak

Barbara Schofield

Amy Schott

Phyllis Schuringa

Angela Scott

Liza Seneca

Steve Shade

Jonee B Shady

Jacob Sidney

Adam Silver

Tracey Silver

Eric Sims

Jacob Smith

Donnie Smith

Peter James Smith

Arthur  Solomon

Janet Song

John Sparks

Rick Sparks

Derek Spencer

Casey Stangl

Ashley Steed

Aramazd Stepanian

Mark Stephenson

Leslie Stevens

Elizabeth Swain

Joanna Syiek

Darrell Szenasi

Jayne Taini

Randall Tamura

Diana Tanaka

Kathryn Taylor Smith

Peter Trencher

Inger Tudor

Paul Turbiak

Ramón Valdez

Joseph Valdez

Peter Van Norden

Brenda Varda

Mercy  Vasquez

Marie-Reine Velez

Tania Verafield

Eddie Vona

Todd Waring

Roger Weiss

Alexander Wells

William White

Karen Malina White

David Wilcox

Lewis Wilkenfeld

Vernon Willet

Dan Wingard

Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

Alicia Wollerton

Anna Woo

Wendy Worthington

Alexandra Wright

Gina Yates

Johnny Yoder

Betsy Zajko

Stan Zimmerman

Tamara Zook

Kat Zukaitis

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Ovation Contact Info

Due to the breadth of the Ovation program, we prefer email inquiries so we can best direct your question to the appropriate department.

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