Shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards have been announced by MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies.
The Also Recognised Awards were launched online in 2015 and include the UK’s first-ever prize for Best Musical Direction as well as other key categories, such as Best Ensemble Performance and Best Solo Performance. The Awards also uniquely put the spotlight on the creativity of digital marketing and advertising disciplines in theatre with recognition for Best Show Poster, Best Show Trailer and Best Twitter Engagement.
Nominations for the Also Recognised Awards were drawn up by Shenton, Paddock and Ian Foster, with input from Andrew Keates and Mike Dixon, the industry lobbyists who have been the driving force behind establishing creative parity for Musical Direction, and other members of the My Theatre Mates collective of independent theatre bloggers and commentators.
Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. Cast your vote here.