December 2005.By American Theatre.
Minnesota’s first annual Ivey Awards—reportedly named for a Minneapolis bar—spotlighted artists Joe Chvala, Marcus Dillard, Steve Hendrickson, Helen Huang, Kimberly Joy Morgan and Stacia Rice. Five productions were also singled out: Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s The Miser, the Guthrie Theater’s Death of a Salesman, Theater Latté Da’s La Bohème, the Children’s Theatre Company’s A Year with Frog and Toad and Off-Leash Area’s Psst! Nathan Christopher was highlighted as an emerging artist, and Penumbra Theatre Company’s Lou Bellamy was recognized for lifetime achievement. For a complete list of winners, see www.tcg.org/americantheatre.