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Providence Players of Fairfax County Receive 19 WATCH Nominations

From left: Craig Geoffrion (Boris Kolenkhov), Tina Thronson (Grand Duchess Olga Katrina), Sara Bennett (Penny), Joe Gargiulo (DePinna) in Providence Players of Fairfax production of "You Can't Take it With You."

From left: Craig Geoffrion (Boris Kolenkhov), Tina Thronson (Grand Duchess Olga Katrina), Sara Bennett (Penny), Joe Gargiulo (DePinna) in Providence Players of Fairfax production of "You Can't Take it With You." Photo by Chip Gertzog/Courtesy of the Providence Players

The Providence Players of Fairfax County have been nominated for 19 Washington Area Community Honors (WATCH) for artistic and technical excellence in Community Theater.

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From left—John Coscia (Gene), Ari Post (Clifford) and Andra Whitt (Terry) in a rehearsal for Providence Players of Fairfax production of “Side Man.”

The Providence Players, a Fairfax-based non-profit community theater troupe, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The Players is the resident theater company and community partner performing at the 224 seat James Lee Community Center Theater in Fairfax County, just outside the City of Falls Church.

The Washington Area Theater Community Honors (WATCH) is the organization that adjudicates productions and presents annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in Community Theater. The WATCH awards help to foster and encourage the growth of community theater. A total of 126 productions (43 musicals, 83 plays)—from which the nominations were developed—were adjudicated in 2012.

The 19 Providence Players WATCH nominations were for productions of "Side Man," "Sleuth" and "You Can't Take it With You." The nominations are:

  • Outstanding Direction of a Play—Jimmy Gertzog in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Light Design in a Play—Chip Gertzog in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play—Beth Harrison in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Play—"Side Man"

  • Outstanding Properties in a Play—Susan Kaplan in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play—Chip Gertzog et al in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play—Kathy White in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play—Raedun Knutsen & Chip Gertzog in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Set Painting in a Play—Chip Gertzog in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play—Jimmy Gertzog & Chip Gertzog in "Side Man"

  • Outstanding Properties in a Play—Robbie Snow et al in "Sleuth”

  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Play—Robbie Snow in "You Can't Take it With You"

  • Outstanding Hair Design in a Play—Beth Harrison in "You Can't Take it With You"

  • Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play—Beth Harrison in "You Can't Take it With You"

  • Outstanding Properties in a Play—Chip Gertzog in “You Can't Take it With You"

  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Play—John Coscia in "You Can't Take it With You"

  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play—Lisa Church & Chip Gertzog in "You Can't Take it With You"

  • Outstanding Set Design in a Play—John Coscia in "You Can't Take it With You"

  • Outstanding Special Effects—Chip Gertzog in "You Can't Take it With You"