Awards & Honors

Over the Years Castaways is proud to have received several awards, nominations and honors. Here are just a few. Our audiences also recognize notable achievement .

2016
2016 Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards for Arts Excellence

Castaways’ Secretary, Kathy Sahlberg, received the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

An initiative of the Prince William County Arts Council, the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards for Arts Excellence honor those artists, arts organizations, volunteers, educators, and businesses that sustain Kathleen Seefeldt’s legacy of public service and support for the cultural arts in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park (“Region”).
The Outstanding Volunteer:
– has served for a significant amount of time and/or dedicates a significant number of hours per week to service;
– has duties and accomplishments that are more significant than other volunteers;
– has an innovative or unique approach to service;
– mobilizes other volunteers and/or generates increased resources;
and
– engages in significant ongoing and/or specific activities

2013
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Judge’s Award #2: The Show Must Go On; Clare Hoch as The Duchess in “The Wife’s Tale”
Judge’s Award #3:  Best Concept; “I Am Hrotsvitha” written by Helen Prien
Nominated Best Production Of An Original Play; “I Am Hrotsvitha” By Helen Prien
Nominated Best Actress, Helen Prien as Hrotsvitha in “I Am Hrotsvitha”
Nominated Best Supporting Actress, Kaitlyn Rhyne as April in “The Wife’s Tale”

2012
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Actress, Molly Kaufman for “The Audition”
Best Supporting Actress, Hannah Taylor for “The Audition”

2011
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Nominated Best Overall Production for “Chick Fillet”
Best Production of an Original Play for “Chick Fillet”
Nominated Best Director, Zina Bleck for “Chick Fillet”
Outstanding Ensemble, “Chick Fillet” (Judges’ Discretionary Award)
Nominated Best Actress, Coleen Close for “Chick Fillet”
Nominated Best Actress, Katherine Bisulca for “Chick Fillet”
Nominated Best Actress, Alexia Poe for “The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller”
Best Supporting Actress, Rebecca Hausman for “Chick Fillet”
Nominated Best Supporting Actress, Aimee Snow for “The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller”
Nominated Best Supporting Actress, Becky Farris for “Chick Fillet”
Nominated Best Supporting Actor, Will MacLeod for “The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller”

2010
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Overall Production for “The Meeting”
Best Production of an Original Play for “The Meeting”
Best Director, Lori Muhlstein for “The Meeting”
Best Supporting Actor, Kevin Walker for “Car Wash”
Best Supporting Actress, Ellen McKinstre for “Car Wash”
Nominated Best Director, Terri Caretti for “Car Wash”
Nominated Best Supporting Actor, Greg Crowe for “Car Wash”

2009
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

 Best Actress, Adrienne Showker for “On Tidy Endings”
Nominated Best Actress, Lori Muhlstein, for “Til Death Do Us Part”
Nominated Best Supporting Actress, Meredith Ford for “On Tidy Endings”
Nominated Best Supporting Actress, Laonna Rauser for “Til Death Do Us Part”
Nominated Best Production of an Origanal Play for “Til Death Do Us Part”

2008
Virginia Theatre Association One-Act Play Festival

Best Overall Production, “Open Meeting”

Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Overall Production, “Open Meeting”
Best Supporting Actor, Kevin Walker for “Open Meeting”

Prince William County Arts Council

2008 Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence

Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH)

Nominated Best Cameo, Gavin Tameris for “Barefoot In The Park”

2007
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Nominated Best Production Of An Original Play for “Two Girls, One Place”
Nominated Best Original Script, Sara Joy Lebowitz, for “Two Girls, One Place”

2005
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Overall Production, “Bitter Sauce”
Best Director, Mary-Anne Sullivan for “Bitter Sauce”
Best Supporting Actor, Nicolas Ruley for “The Perfect Son”
Nominated Best Actor, Adam Deremer, for “The Perfect Son”
Nominated Best Actor, Michael Reid, for “Bitter Sauce”
Nominated Best Actress, Jennifer Reitz, for “Bitter Sauce”

2004
Virginia Theatre Association One-Act Play Festival

Best Cameo, Candice Baker for “Cutting in Line”
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival
Nominated Best Supporting Actor, Tom Ziemba for “Lone Star”

Virginia Theatre Association One-Act Play Festival

Nominated Best Actor, Gary Crawford for “Cutting in Line”

2003
Virginia Theatre Association One-Act Play Festival

Best Actress, Deb Crawford for “Trifles”
Best Supporting Actor, Bailey R. Center for “Trifles”

Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Set Decor for “Trifles”
Nominated Best Supporting Actress, Deb Crawford for “Trifles”
Nominated Best Supporting Actor, Bailey R. Center for “Trifles”
Nominated Best Director, Zina Bleck for “Trifles”

2002
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Actress (Tie) Tracey Lynn Mullins and Katie Helper for “Laundry and Bourbon”
Best Supporting Actress Deb Crawford for “Laundry and Bourbon”
Best Director Glynn Cosker for “Laundry and Bourbon”
Best Overall Production for “Laundry and Bourbon”

2001
Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH)

Nomination for Oustanding Special Effects, Lisa Johnston for “Bus Stop”

2000
Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH)

Nomination for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Play, Ellen Young for “Goodnight Desdemona/Good Morning Juliet”

1999
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Supporting Actress – Patty McCoart for “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”
Nominated Best Ensemble, Best Overall Production, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor – “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”

1998
Lake Ridge Christmas Parade

First Place – Best Country Portrayal of Theme “Christmas Around the World”

Dale City Fourth of July Parade

2nd Place – Best Portrayal of Theme “A Tribute to Old Glory”

Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Nominated – Best Actress “The Diaries of Adam and Eve”

1997
Lake Ridge Christmas Parade

First Place – Best Country Portrayal of Theme “Christmas through the Years”

1996
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Judges Discretionary Award – Pageant Scene “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You”
Nominated – Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress – “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” and “The Principle of the Thing”

1995
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Original Script – “The Reception” by Chris DeCarlo
Best Supporting Actor – Patrick Anderson for “The Reception”
Nominated – Best Actress, & Best Supporting Actress – “The Reception”
Nominated – Best Director and Best Actress – “The Creation of the World and Other Business”

1994
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Best Production of an Original Play – “Mrs. Raboteau”
Best Overall Production – “The Actor’s Nightmare”
Nominated – Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor & Best Supporting Actress – “Mrs. Raboteau” and “The Actor’s Nightmare”

1993
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Judges Discretionary Award Best New Playwright – Andrew Martineau for “Etched in Stone”
Best Supporting Actress – Ellen Young for “Etched in Stone”

1990
Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Excellence in Ensemble Acting Award – “After Liverpool”

 

Date published: May 27, 2016