Sound designer Dan Moses Schreier was a double winner at the second annual Craig Noel Awards for Excellence in Theatre, presented by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Jan. 26, 2004, at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. Schreier won for both sound design and original music on the Old Globe production of Julius Caesar.
The Old Globe's production of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, La Jolla Playhouse's production of Francesca Faridany's adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's novella Fräulein Else and Renaissance Theatre Company's production of A View From the Bridge were voted top productions, though only Else also received design kudos.
Formed in 1983, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle handed out annual awards from 1984 to 1993, then dissolved. But in December 2001, Anne Marie Welsh, theater critic at the San Diego Union-Tribune, proposed re-forming the organization and renaming the awards for Noel, 86, who is widely acknowledged as the founding father of San Diego's theatrical community. The awards tend to present more than one award in each category.
More than 275 people attended the event, at which Craig Noel--as he did at the first ceremony in 2003--handed plaques to all the winners.
Winners in the design categories are as follows:
Holly Poe Durbin, Time Flies, The Old Globe
Anna Oliver, Fräulein Else, La Jolla Playhouse
Katherine Roth, Rough Crossing, The Old Globe
Joan Arhelger, Fräulein Else, La Jolla Playhouse
Mike Buckley, Detective Story, Lamb's Players Theatre
York Kennedy, Pentecost, The Old Globe
Jeff Jones and Peter Hashagen, Cabaret, North Coast Repertory Theatre
Dan Moses Schreier, Julius Caesar, The Old Globe
John Arnone, Eden Lane, La Jolla Playhouse
Marty Burnett, Relatively Speaking, North Coast Repertory Theatre
Michael Yeargan, Pentecost, The Old Globe
Dan Moses Schreier, Julius Caesar, Old Globe
Deborah Gilmour Smyth, Detective Story, Lamb's Players