If the Measure of a Man is the company he keeps…

Then Will, Amanda and I have been blessed indeed.

For a company with as short a production history and as skinny a wallet as Cambiare has, we have been blessed to work with the very best people. Today the B. Iden Payne Award nominations for 2009-10 were released and several Cambiare alums were honored:

Outstanding Performer in Youth Theatre
Rachel McGinnis (Queen Honey, Just Bee) – Pollyanna Theatre Company

Outstanding Director of a Comedy
Derek Kolluri (Dead White Males) – Sustainable Theatre Project

Outstanding Director of a Drama
Derek Kolluri (Dying City) – Capital T Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
Rachel McGinnis (Maggie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) – City Theatre Company

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Drama
Gabriel Luna (Lover, Machinal) – Paper Chairs

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Drama
Smaranda Ciceu (Cassandra, The Trojan Women) – UT Department of Theatre and Dance

Outstanding Lighting Design
Megan M. Reilly (Murder Ballad Murder Mystery) – TUTTO Theatre Company and VORTEX Repertory Company

Outstanding Sound Design
Adam Hilton (Bug) – Capital T Theatre
Adam Hilton (The Cherry Orchard) – Breaking String Theatre

Congratulations all, and also to our many friends we haven’t worked with yet who were also nominated. Austin is a town bursting with talent – now we just have to work long enough to work with you all.