Sinclair Stands Out in Annual Salute to Dayton Theatre

Sinclair Theatre received 19 nominations in Russell Florence Jr.’s Saluting Dayton’s 2016-17 Theatre Season and received two “BEST OF” awards for scenic and sound designs for Dracula-- including one for the student sound design by Isaiah Parnell, 2017 Sinclair graduate, who is transferring to University of Cincinnati’s CCM this fall and is currently doing an internship in New York.

Full article can be viewed at: http://www.mostmetro.com/entertainment/saluting-daytons-2016-17-theater-season.html

Florence writes: “Highlights from area colleges included ….Sinclair Community College’s darkly atmospheric Dracula. Other notables across the city included … under-the-radar-but-dynamic Standing on Ceremony (Sinclair).”

Accolades are listed below ("Best of" is in BOLD)

BEST COLLEGIATE PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sinclair Community College
Dracula, Sinclair Community College

BEST COLLEGIATE PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
The Toxic Avenger, Sinclair Community College

BEST SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT
Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, Sinclair Community College

BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Leo Santucci as Dracula, Dracula

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Charles Larkowski as Joe, Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
Maximillian Santucci as Van Helsing, Dracula

BREAKTHROUGH MALE PERFORMANCE
Naman Clark as Jerry, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
S. Francis Livisay as Tom, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Kimberly Borst, Dracula

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
Chris Harmon, Dracula
Terry Stump, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Kathleen Hotmer, Dracula
Kathleen Hotmer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Daniel Brunk, Dracula

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Jadon Bischoff, The Toxic Avenger

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY!
Isaiah Parnell, Dracula

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Daniel Brunk, The Toxic Avenger

BEST PROPERTIES
Sarah Gomes, Dracula

ADDITIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

William G.L. Courson’s (Sinclair Alum) flying direction, Kaoime E. Malloy’s blood and special effects, Gina Neuerer’s projection design, Gary Minyard’s fight choreography, and Brooke Watson’s (2017 Graduate) wig and makeup design for Dracula

Patrick Allyn Hayes’ (Sinclair Alum)  Toxie mask and suit design for The Toxic Avenger

Matt Lindsay as Quince/Prologue, Tristan Rivera as Snug/Lion, Jonathan Kelly as Bottom/Pyramus, Elisha Chamberlin as Flute/Thisby, and Spencer Boden as Snout/Wall in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For more information about Sinclair Theatre academic programs and upcoming productions, visit: http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/lcs/the/