Good morning Austin theatre friends,
It has been quite a week, hasn’t it?
For our part, we have been extremely busy planning the November 5th awards ceremony. We’re very excited to be returning to Congress Avenue and Stateside for this year’s event, and we hope to see you there where we will be giving out one more award than originally planned.
Though we stand by our process and practices, we want the community to know that we have heard the discontent, both direct and indirect, over the omission of the Director of Music Theatre nomination. Our primary directive is to recognize excellence, but that directive is in service to this community. If in our service, we fall short, we want to remedy that shortcoming.
You have asked for this very directly, so we want this award to come from you directly. The 2012-2013 ballot will contain a write-in voting opportunity for this category and the award will go to the candidate with the most votes. We look forward to presenting this award along with the many others.
B. Iden Payne Council
Click to go to the B. Iden Payne awards website