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Congratulations to all 13-14 TATE award-winners!

Distinguished Artist Award - Peggy V. Helmerich

Mary Kay Place Legacy Award - Maybelle Wallace

3rd place - Theatre Pops: Seminar       2nd place - Theatre Tulsa: Clybourne Park      1st place - Heller Theatre: School For Lies         Youth production- Clark Theatre- The Tempest

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

June 24, 2014 | 12:04 pm

Peggy V. Helmerich, who gave up a promising Hollywood career to move to Tulsa and become one of the city’s leading supporters of the arts, and Maybelle Wallace, who has guided Theatre North for more than 20 years, will be honored at the 2014 Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence ceremony. ...

Read more at Tulsa World

June 17, 2014 | 2:54 pm

By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer

Ernest Hemingway once said that the only hope a young artist has of making a name for himself is either to come up with something completely unique and original, or else beat dead men at their own game.

Theatre Tulsa’s new production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” is something of an attempt at the latter. Director Clayton B. Hodges has taken Oscar Wilde’s 1895 comedy of manners and relocates it in a kind of post-apocalyptic England circa 2126. ...

November 12, 2013 | 4:28 pm

American Theatre Company won the award for Outstanding Production for "Of Mice and Men" at the fifth annual Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence, presented Sunday night at the Cascia Hall PAC. The company's staging of John Steinbeck's fable, about two drifters trying to hold on to the smallest of dreams during the harshest days of the Great Depression, won the $10,000 cash prize, the second time ATC has won this award. It also took top honors at the 2010 TATE awards for "12 Angry Men." 

June 24, 2013 | 4:01 pm

Wes Studi holds a unique distinction among the recipients of the Distinguished Artist Award from the Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence. He's the only honoree to have appeared in a production nominated for the TATE Awards. That was in 2010, when Studi took time out from his work in films and television to play a role in "Buffalo Gallery," an original play by Julie Little Thunder presented by Thunder Road Theatre Company. 

June 24, 2013 | 3:58 pm