'Anne' takes two at Motif magazine awards event
The Hi Hat Restaurant and Club in downtown Providence was the venue Monday evening for Motif Magazine's annual Theatre and Music Awards. Jamestown Community Theatre was well-represented by JCT actors, board members and supporters.
JCT was nominated for three awards based upon their most recent production, "Yours, Anne." Hannah Cordes was nominated for Best Child Actor- Professional and Semi-Professional Theatre, Mary Wright for Community Theatre- Best Director and "Yours, Anne," for Community Theatre- Best Production.
Awards were presented to Mary Wright for Community Theatre Best Director and the "Yours, Anne" cast and crew for Community Theatre Best Production. The awards are in recognition of excellence in the 2007 Motif Theatre Awards readers poll.
Stunned at her win, Wright said, "We were so thrilled just to be nominated- we had no expectations! We came to the ceremony deeply honored and to have a nice time together!" Accepting the Best Production award on behalf of JCT, Matt Bolles, who played Otto Frank, said he was "especially gratified to accept this award for 'Yours, Anne' as it had been Mary Wright's dream to direct this play almost since she founded Jamestown Community Theatre 17 years ago." Asked if she was disappointed to not win her category, 14-year-old Hannah Cordes said, "No! I was just so happy to be nominated. And it was fun to see so many other kids who were nominated for their roles in some really great plays."
Motif Magazine is a free, biweekly arts and entertainment publication focusing on local arts. It publishes an extensive calendar of live music, theater, art exhibits, Indie films, etc. They are strong supporters of local arts organizations and artists.