OVATION VOTERS


Approximately 250 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


The Voter Application is currently open.

The application consists of basic questions, your theatre-based resume and a production scoring exercise. For many, there will also be an interview. There are two parts to the application, be sure you complete both parts. 

Part 1 and Part 2

The application is due May 21st at 12:00pm.


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 basic questions, your theatre-based resume, and a production scoring exercise. For many, there will also be an interview. 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). Voters must attend a mandatory orientation meeting, complete the online tutorial, and pay the annual voter fee of $100.

Voters apply their first year, second year, and then every three years. Current voters may check their application status on our voter renewal page.

CURRENT VOTERS

Ovation voters at a 2013 voter orientation session

Ovation voters at a 2013 voter orientation session


Amielynn Abellera
Eleanor Albano
Jen Albert
Rhonda Aldrich
Alex Alpharaoh
Emily Alpren
Tony Amendola
Tasha Ames
Joel Asher
Tiffany Asta
Brett Aune
Kathie Barnes
Eileen Barnett
Brandon Baruch
Courtney Bell
Kate Bergh
Kirsten Berkman
Gigi Bermingham
Robert Beuth
Allison Bibicoff
Melina Bielefelt
Mickey Birnbaum
Laura Black
Stefanie Black
Elisa Blandford
Denise Blasor
Curt Bonnem
Chad Borden
Mark Bramhall
Gregg Brevoort
Christopher Breyer
Julie Briggs
Rod Britt
Bill Brochtrup
Meghan Brown
Tom Buderwitz
Ezra Buzzington
Dave Buzzotta
Estelle Campbell
Jesse Cannady
Cate Caplin
Andrew Carlberg
Christopher Carroll
Mary Casey
Mary Jo Catlett
Stacie Chaiken
Brett Chapin
Maurice Chauvet
Brandon Clark
Rafeal Clements
Avery Clyde
Kevin Cochran
Frank Collison
Vicki Conrad
Doug Cooney
Gregory Crafts
Elina de Santos
Liza de Weerd
Alexis DeLaRosa
Elise Dewsberry
Crystal Diaz
Alana Dietze
Mark Doerr
Tara Donovan
Jonathan Dorf
Gillian Doyle
Padraic Duffy
Nate Edelman
Malik El-Amin
Tracy Eliott
Matthew Elkins
Alex Elliott-Funk
Kiyomi Emi
Alyssa Escalante
Donna Eshelman
L. Esquerra
Richard Fancy
Keena Ferguson
James Ferrero
Stephen Fife
Ernest Figueroa
Ralph Flores
John Flynn
Tony Foster
Kyla Garcia
Jeff Gardner
Laura Gardner
Patricia Garza
Cristina Gerla
Dennis Gersten
Scott Golden
Marcy Goldman
Marco Gomez
Eve Gordon
Candace Hammer
Jessica Hanna
Les Hanson
James Harper
Sam Harris
Doug Haverty
Kari Hayter
Susan-Kate Heaney
Mireya (Murry) Hepner
Nikki Hevesy
Laura Hill
Victoria Hoffman
Sally Hughes
Suzanne Hunt
Alberto Isaac
Donny Jackson
Mark Jacobson
Donna Simone Johnson
Corey Johnson
Hilda Kane
Elizabeth Karr
Tamika Katon-Donegal
McKerrin Kelly
Jerry Kernion
Becca Kessin
Nardeep Khurmi
Samantha Klein
Mara Klein
John Klopping
Kurt Koehler
Chil Kong
Scott Kriloff
Gary Lamb
Jonathon Lamer
Susan Lang
Frank Lawson
Christian Lebano
Tracey Leigh
Jeremy Lelliott
James Liebman
Pat Loeb
Beth Lopes
Kerr Lordygan
Jeremy Lucas

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Grace MacMillan
Natalie MacMillan
Anthony Marciona
Abigail Marks
Robert Marra
Dennis Martinez
Michael Matthys
Marya Mazor
Saundra McClain
Matthew McCray
Brian McDonald
Patrick McGowan
Marilyn McIntyre
David LM McIntyre
Debbie McMahon
Nan McNamara
Tifanie McQueen
Amanda McRaven
Desiree Mee Jung
Vince Melocchi
Rod Menzies
Anne Mesa
Ben Messmer
Rebecca Metz
Michael Michetti
Paul Millet
Mary Miner
Nicole Monet
John Money
Tiffany Moon
Amy Moorman
Christopher Moscatiello
John Moskal
Kate Motzenbacker
Sebastian Munoz
Jonathan Munoz-Proulx
Cricket Myers
Rob Nagle
Marcos Najera
Ken Narasaki
Oanh Nguyen
Lily Nicksay (Gibson)
Todd Nielsen
Kyle Nudo
Dele Ogundiran
Michael OHara
Adenrele Ojo
Doug Oliphant
Bruno Oliver
Shila Ommi
Henry Ong
Dan Pacheco
Jeffrey Parsons
Mere Patt
Katie Pelensky
Tarah Pollock
Tarina Pouncy
Christopher Reardon
Paula Rebelo
Deborah Reed
Chris Rennolds
Jon Lawrence Rivera
Cheryl Rizzo
Scott Roberts
Jaime Robledo
Ben Rock
Shaina Rosenthal
Michael Rothhaar
Leon Russom
Beth Ryne
Erin Sanzo
Jared Sayeg
Jean Michelle Sayeg
David Scales
Erin Scerbak
Barbara Schofield
Amy Schott
Phyllis Schuringa
Angela Scott
Michael Seel
Steve Shade
Jacob Sidney
Anthony Sierra
Adam Silver
Tracey Silver
Eric Sims
Samantha Sintef
Donnie Smith
Jacob Smith
Jenny Smith
Peter James Smith
Scott Alan Smith
Janet Song
John Sparks
Casey Stangl
Ashley Steed
Aramazd Stepanian
Mark Stephenson
Miranda Stewart
Gisla Stringer
Chelsea Sutton
Elizabeth Swain
Darrell Szenasi
Jayne Taini
Kathryn Taylor Smith
Peter Trencher
Inger Tudor
Ramon Valdez
Peter Van Norden
Brenda Varda
Marie-Reine Velez
Tania Verafield
Eddie Vona
Sara Wagner
Todd Waring
Roger Weiss
Carole Weyers
Karen Malina White
William White
David Wilcox
Lewis Wilkenfeld
Vernon Willet
Ian-Julian Williams
Mark Wilson
Dan Wingard
Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
Katie Witkowski
Karina Wolfe
Alicia Wollerton
Anna Woo
Wendy Worthington
Miranda Wright
Alexandra Wright
Diana Wyenn
Johnny Yoder
Paul Hoan Zeidler
Stan Zimmerman
Tamara Zook
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