TFA Receives Five Helen Hayes Nominations

Posted: April 30, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), George Mason’s resident professional company, received five Helen Hayes Award nominations for its production of Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales last season. The Helen Hayes Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, May 7, at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Sing Down the Moon was nominated for the following Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Resident Musical, the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Director of a Resident Musical (Mary Hall Surface), Outstanding Musical Director of a Resident Play or Musical (David Maddox), and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical (Dwayne Nitz).

TFA has won a total of ten Helen Hayes Awards in the past, including the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play for last season’s The Sins of Sor Juana. The 1995 production of Dream of a Common Language won Outstanding Resident Production, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Set Design, and Outstanding Costume Design.

The Helen Hayes awards, named for the first lady of the American theater and Washington, D.C. native, honor achievement in the professional theater. For more information, contact Ellen Acconcia at x38794.

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