We polled about 200 current volunteers to obtain nominations for our annual volunteer awards, and these nominations were then narrowed down through several rounds of voting.
“The Unsung Hero of the Year Award” is given to a volunteer who has helped our organization outside of the limelight. The award went to Annette Fallaha, a frequent house manager and usher, volunteer committee member, and, our main food coordinator for receptions.
- Barry & Terri Brenneman, longtime season ticket holders who have recently become involved working on the crew for shows, ushering, prepping food, and taking part in our clean-up day.
- Tom Marcinko, an actor, crew member, stage manager, prop handler, set builder, and helper with our Playwright Cafe.
- John Propster, a frequent house manager, set painter, crew member, and the newest member of both our artistic committee and the volunteer committee.
“The Volunteer of the Year Award” is given to the individual who is selected by his or her fellow volunteers as the person who has helped the organization the most. The award was given to Malene LaBerge, a volunteer since 2000 who frequently works as a production manager, stage manager, set builder and painter, actor, and our program editor.
Becky Daggett was recognized for her constant help to the organization, serving as our social media and newsletter coordinator, actor, director, and member of the artistic committee, and in particular, organizing the production of Santaland Diaries, which brought the theater thousands of dollars. For this and everything else that she has done, members of the Board of Directors and staff donated $150 which will be presented in Becky’s name to Second Chance Center for Animals.
Finally, president of the board Al While presented Linda Sutera with “The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” which was bestowed on her for her decades of service to the theater, most notably as an actor, director, board member, and artistic committee member.