CityBeat - CEA Theater http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-205-1-cea_theater.html <![CDATA[Theater CEAs on Aug. 29 - Details announced for awards show at Know Theatre]]> The 14th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for local theater will be held Sunday, Aug. 29 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati in Over-the-Rhine. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour, followed by awards in 27 categories at 7:00.]]> <![CDATA[2010 CEA Theater Nominees - ]]> <![CDATA[1999 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[1998 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[1997 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[2003 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[2002 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[2001 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[2000 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[Ed Stern and Buzz Ward (2004) - Playhouse's leadership duo has fostered great theater in Eden Park ... and all over town]]> A dozen years after Ed Stern's arrival in Cincinnati to take over the creative reins at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the theater company finally was recognized by the Tony Awards for fostering new plays, building a subscriber base envied by theaters in larger cities and reaching out to several hundred thousand young people annually, the audiences of the future. Stern is quick to deflect praise from himself to those he works with and to the community the Playhouse serves. But he's played a leading role in tandem with Playhouse Executive Director Buzz Ward. ]]> <![CDATA[2005 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[2004 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[Joe McDonough (2005) - Playwright played big played a role in the improvement of local theater scene]]> You could stand in a check-out line at a grocery story in northwestern Cincinnati behind Joe McDonough and never detect that the guy unloading his cart before you is a playwright whose scripts have been enjoyed by audiences at theaters all over town and beyond. In fact, the self-effacing man who is disinclined to talk about himself at length has been writing plays since 1988. This season he's accomplished something no other local writer has ever managed to do: Two of his scripts will be given their world premieres almost simultaneously by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati.]]> <![CDATA[Jennifer and Tim Perrino and Denny Reed (2009) - It's 'all in the family' for trio who transformed landmarks into successful entertainment venues]]> For creating and sustaining Cincinnati Young People's Theatre Festival for nearly 30 years, for keeping the Showboat Majestic afloat (literally and artistically) and for turning a deteriorating West Side movie theater into a popular performing arts venue, the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Jennifer and Tim Perrino and Denny Reed were honored by the League of Cincinnati Theatres with the 2009 "Continuing Achievement Award." They were inducted into the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame at the Below Zero Lounge event on Aug. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Bill Hartnett and Ellie Shepherd (2008) - CEA Hall of Famers make beautiful theater together]]> Bill Hartnett and Ellie Shepherd, partners in life and frequently onstage, first acted in a play together 30 years ago with Mariemont Players, and they've enjoyed doing theater in one another's company ever since. They were married in 1982. For their body of work on local stages, Hartnett and Shepherd were honored with the League of Cincinnati Theatres' 2008 "Continuing Achievement Award." They were inducted into the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame at the 2008 CEA event at Below Zero Lounge.]]> <![CDATA[Jack Louiso (2007) - CEA Hall of Famer is local theater scene's Pied Piper]]> Jack Louiso's joyful sense of fun has, for many years, enabled him to get inside the heads of kids he's mentored and entertained. He's taught kids to sing, dance and act at the School for Creative and Performing Arts for two decades and has served as artistic director for the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati since 1992. Those are the obvious reasons why the League of Cincinnati Theatres named him the 2007 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award and why he was recognized at the 2007 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards event and was inducted into the CEA Hall of Fame. ]]> <![CDATA[D. Lynn Meyers (2006) - Making a difference and succeeding in theater because of unbridled passion]]> During the 10 years that D. Lynn Meyers has served as producing artistic director at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, she's staged 46 regional premieres, helped establish the League of Cincinnati Theatres and served in a leadership role during the league's early years. It seems fitting that, for the 10th anniversary of the CEAs, Meyers received LCT's Award for Continuing Excellence and was inducted into the CEA Hall of Fame.]]> <![CDATA[2009 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[2008 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]> <![CDATA[2007 Theater Nominees and Winners - ]]>