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ArtsEmerson, Alumni Win Elliot Norton Awards

Melinda Lopez's Mala, produced by ArtsEmerson last fall, won an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script on Monday, May 15. File photo/Paul Marotta

ArtsEmerson won two Elliot Norton Awards from the Boston Theater Critics Association, which also honored a few Emerson alumni. 

The Elliot Norton Awards, named for the late Boston theater critic, honor “outstanding achievements in the Boston theater community.” Held at the BU Theatre on Monday, May 15, the ceremony also paid tribute to Emerson Trustee Emeritus Ted Cutler '51, a devoted Boston arts patron who died earlier this year, the Boston Globe reported

ArtsEmerson's Mala, written by Melinda Lopez, won Outstanding New Script. Outstanding Ensemble went to Druid Theatre Company's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, presented by ArtsEmerson. 

Rachel Padula Shufelt '98 was makeup designer for American Repertory Theater's Fingersmith, which won Outstanding Design, Large Theater, and she did costumes for Actors' Shakespeare Project's Edward II, which won Outstanding Design, Midsize, Small, or Fringe Theater. 

Israeli Stage (founder/artistic producing director Guy Ben Aharon '12) won Outstanding Production, Small Theater, for Oh God

Outstanding Director, Small or Fringe Theater, went to John Kuntz '90 for his work on Blasted, put on by Off the Grid Theater Company. 


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