Five gold stars.

Sound the trumpets.

2015

Best Costumer

Kathy Kohl

The Threepenny Opera
City Pages

2014

Best Solo Performance

Sha Cage

Grounded
Lavender

Best Dramatic Supporting Actress

Katherine Ferrand

The New Electric Ballroom
Lavender

Best Solo Performance

Sha Cage

Grounded
Lavender

2013

Best Sound Design

Michael Croswell

Misterman
Lavender

Best Sound Design

Michael Croswell

Misterman
City Pages

Best Actor

John Catron

Misterman
City Pages

Best Sound Design

Michael Croswell

Misterman
Ivey Award

Best of Theater

Misterman
StarTribune

2011

Best Holiday Show

The Santaland Diaries
Metro Magazine

Best Director

Wendy Knox

Cabaret
Lavender

Best Musical Director

Mike Croswell

Cabaret
Lavender

Best Supporting Actor

Melissa Hart

Cabaret
Lavender

Best Productions 2011

Cabaret
Lavender

Best Productions 2011

Cabaret
City Pages

Best Actor

Bradley Greenwald

Cabaret
City Pages

Best Musical

Cabaret
City Pages

Best Productions 2011

Ajax In Iraq
Lavender

2010

Best Productions 2010

Eclipsed
City Pages

People?s Choice, Best Show

The Santaland Diaries
Metro Magazine

2009

Best Productions 2009

Palace of the End
City Pages

Best Productions 2009

By the Bog of Cats
Lavender

Best Productions 2009

Palace of the End
Lavender

Best Actor (Patrick Bailey)

Palace of the End
City Pages

Favorite Performer

Taous Khazem

Palace of the End
Minnpost.com

Theatre Artist of the Decade

Wendy Knox


Lavender

2008

Best Small Theatre


City Pages

2007

Best Director

Wendy Knox


City Pages

2006

Best Production

Venus
City Pages

Best Director

Wendy Knox

Venus
Lavender

Best Costumer

Kathy Kohl

Venus
Star Tribune

Best Production

Venus
City Pages

Best Actor

Annie Enneking

Mother Courage
Lavender

Best Production

Mother Courage
Lavender

Set Design

John Bueche

Mother Courage
City Pages

Best Actor

Annie Enneking

Mother Courage
Star Tribune

Best Independent Theatre


City Pages

2005

Best Actor

Phil Kilbourne

The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer
City Pages

2004

Best Set Design

John Bueche

Fucking A
Star Tribune

Top 10 of 2004

Fucking A
Pioneer Press

Top 10 of 2004

Fucking A
City Pages

Best Area Premiere

Fucking A
City Pages

Best Independent Theatre


City Pages

2003

Top 10 Shows of 2003

The Cradle Will Rock
City Pages

Best in Theatre 2003

The Cradle Will Rock
Lavender Magazine

Best Musical?Small Theatre

The Cradle Will Rock
Star Tribune

Top 10 of 2003

The Cradle Will Rock
Pioneer Press

2002

Top 10 of 2002

Self-Defense, or the death of some salesmen
City Pages

Best Actress

Phyllis Wright

Self-Defense, or the death of some salesmen
Lavender

Best of Theater 2002

Self-Defense, or the death of some salesmen
Lavender

Theatre Artist of the Year

Virginia Burke

The Taming of the Shrew
Lavender

Best of 2002

Wendy Knox [Honorable Mention]

The Taming of the Shrew
Star Tribune

2001

Best use of space; place in ecosystem

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Star Tribune

Best Plays of 2001

Perfect Pie
Pioneer Press

2000

The Best of Theatre 2000

The Adventures of Herculina
City Pages

1999

Top Ten of 1999

The Threepenny Opera
City Pages

Best Actor

Steve Hendrickson

The Threepenny Opera
City Pages

Best Stage Production

The Threepenny Opera
City Pages

Top Ten of 1999

The Threepenny Opera
Pioneer Press

1998

Artists of the Year

Ruth Mackenzie

Kalevala: Dream of the Salmon Maiden
City Pages

1996

Top Theatre Productions

Measure for Measure
Twin Cities Reader