UTBA Awards Summary | Non-Equity Eligibility and Judging Mechanics

Each year at the request of the theaters, the members of UTBA Committee see the UTBA-eligible, locally produced shows. They nominate and eventually select recipients “for outstanding achievement” in the following categories as applicable:

  • Production – Play
  • Production – Musical
  • Director – Play
  • Director – Musical
  • New Work
  • New Adaptation
  • Ensemble
  • Actress in a Principal Role – Play
  • Actor in a Principal Role – Play
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Play
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Play
  • Actress in a Principal Role – Musical
  • Actor in a Principal Role – Musical
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Musical
  • Scenic Design
  • Costume Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Choreography
  • Original Incidental Music

Definitions

A ‘Production’ is defined as the entire play or musical as an integrated, single work of art.

A ‘New Work’ is defined as a play or musical having its world premiere or is the first production after significant and substantial revisions to the script and is not based on a previous work (book, film, other theatrical event, etc).

A ‘New Adaptation’ is defined as a play or musical having its world premiere or is the first production after significant and substantial revisions to the script and is based on a previous work (book, film, other theatrical event, etc).

An ‘Ensemble’ is defined as the entire company of performers–principal actors and non-principals–that consist of at least 6 actors.