Voter applications for the 2017–2018 Ovation Awards season are now available. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, May 19 at noon.
The Ovation Awards are the only peer–judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, recognizing excellence in theatrical performance, production, and design in the Greater Los Angeles area. Approximately 250 Ovation voters are responsible for attending and scoring Ovation Awards–registered productions each season. Their scores determine Ovation Awards nominees and recipients.
To qualify, one must be an active, professional, LA area–based theatre artist or administrator that has been working in the community for a minimum of three years. LA STAGE Alliance seeks a diverse mix of directors, designers, actors, playwrights, stage managers, artistic directors, managing directors, administrators, and more.
Voters must possess critical thinking skills, be able to evaluate each voting category independently with an objective eye, and commit to attend and score a minimum number of productions (15) from a minimum number of producing organizations (15). Voters must have a passion for promoting awareness, appreciation, and support for the LA theatre community, and respect artists and producers of all artistic sensibilities, disciplines, and budget levels.
Successful applicants will be voters for the upcoming Ovations season, which runs August 28, 2017 through August 26, 2018. Voters receive a complimentary ticket to the annual black tie Ovation Awards ceremony.