Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom. At the end of each season, all Kentwood Players members in good standing who have seen all six shows vote by secret ballot and then the group presents their annual Marcom Masque Awards to the winners in each category at an entertainment-filled awards ceremony. The first Marcom Masque Awards were presented for the 1957-1958 season with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” winning the award for Best Play.
For the 2014-2015 season, every cast member and technical designer for each show of the season – The Hollow, Sordid Lives, Orphans, Into the Woods, An Ideal Husband, Mame – was nominated for a Marcom Masque Award in appropriate categories. This year’s Marcom Masque Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, and Kentwood Players is pleased to announce the winners of our Marcom Masque Awards:
Best Play – Into the Woods
Best Director – Shawn K. Summerer & Catherine Rahm – Into the Woods
Best Producer – Lori A. Marple-Pereslete & Tony Pereslete – Into the Woods
Lead Actor – Terry Delegeane as the Baker in Into the Woods
Lead Actress – Amy Coles as the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods
Major Supporting Actor – Michael Hovance as Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband
Major Supporting Actress – Carly Linehan as Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods
Minor Supporting Actor – Jack Winnick as Earl of Caversham in An Ideal Husband
Minor Supporting Actress – Alicia Reynolds as Rapunzel in Into the Woods
Minor Actor – Harold Dershimer as Phipps in An Ideal Husband
Minor Actress – Jenna Bergman as Birds/Sleeping Beauty in Into the Woods
Cameo Actor – Eddie “Ed” O’Brien as Reverend Barnes in Sordid Lives
Cameo Actress – Charlotte Lee Gunter as Party Guest in An Ideal Husband
Costume Design – Kathy Dershimer, Jon Sparks & Elizabeth Summerer – Into the Woods
Sound Design – Tom Hass – Into the Woods
Lighting Design – Robert Davis – Into the Woods
Original Graphic Design – Shawn K. Summerer – Into the Woods
Set Design – Drew Fitzsimmons – An Ideal Husband
Set Decoration – T. Samantha Barrios, Lori A. Marple-Pereslete, Alison Mattiza & Melodie S. Rivers – An Ideal Husband
During the awards ceremony, Certificates of Recognition were presented by Shawn K. Summerer, Kentwood Players’ Production Manager, to all members who worked behind-the-scenes on two or more productions during the season. Kentwood members who have reached their 10th, 15th or 25th membership anniversary were announced and pins were presented by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, Kentwood Players’ Vice President of Membership.
Please visit our website at www.kentwoodplayers.org for more information about Kentwood Players including our current production and upcoming auditions for Don Nigro’s murder mystery thriller “Ravenscroft.” You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.
To meet the “Brighton Beach Memoirs” production team and learn more about Kentwood Players and what goes on at the Westchester Playhouse, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.