Monday, October 10, 2005

SAC honors local theater

Tonight at City Hall, three of the Spokane Arts Commission's annual awards went to local theater luminaries:

The Arts Organization Award went to ARt, the Actor’s Repertory Theatre of the Inland Northwest (Michael Weaver and Grant Smith)

The Artist Award went to the creators of “York”: David Casteal, Susan Hardie and Bryan Harnetiaux

And the Bold Strokes Award (new for 2005) went to Nike Imoru, the artistic director of Spokane Interplayers Ensemble.

Congratulations to all.


At October 11, 2005 10:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Echoed congratulations to all, with a question:

What is the Bold Strokes Award? Is it just for theatre folk, or is it a general arts award? What are the criteria for the decision?

Can your journalist side find any answers, Michael?

At October 12, 2005 12:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit that majors congrats go out to Michael Weaver for bringing Spokane true professional theatre back again ... You guys and your crew deserve all the awards you can get ... thanks from the entire Spokane community

At October 12, 2005 10:16 AM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

According to Carol Shore, who's in group sales and marketing at Interplayers, Nike was given the Bold Strokes Award "for picking up the pieces here and developing a fine slate of plays, both last year and this season -- and also for taking Someone Who'll Watch Over Me and doing the outreach into the prison system."
Obviously it's an award for innovation, and well-deserved.
Spokane doesn't seem to realize how lucky it is to have a world-class talent like Nike in its midst. She's under-appreciated, and at least this award went some distance toward correcting that.
Right now, directing the Lewis and Clark show at G.U. and opening Irma Vep, she's a bit busy.

At October 12, 2005 11:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At October 12, 2005 11:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah yeah for Nike

At November 06, 2005 3:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you say that the town doesn't appreciate Nike? I have heard nothing but positive remarks from anyone who has ever worked with her or even met her. Personally, I find her direction a bit hit and miss but I don't hold it against her. Like everyone, I wish her nothing but the best. How is she under-appreciated?


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