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Reston Community Players Win WATCH Award

Mary-Anne Sullivan named Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play.

The Reston Community Players received an award from the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) for artistic and technical excellence in Community Theater. In its 47th season, the Reston Community Players perform at CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

"We are excited about the wealth of talent represented by this year's WATCH Award nominees and winners," said Roy Peterson, WATCH Chair. "This group is just one indicator of the vitality of the DC metro community theatre scene."

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 114 productions (42 musicals, 72 plays) were judged in 2013 from which the nominations and awardees were chosen.

The WATCH awards were announced at a ceremony at the Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia on Sunday evening, March 9. The Reston Community Players WATCH Award was for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, Mary-Anne Sullivan as Dr. Katherine Brandt in "33 Variations."

More information on the Reston Community Players is at: http://restonplayers.org/. Information on WATCH is at: http://www.washingtontheater.org/