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WCCT receives Awards of Excellence

Honors given for directing, supporting actor and supporting actress

The cast and crew of "The Trouble with Cats"

Following the virtual annual meeting of the Iowa Community Theatre Association on September 21, the organization announced the Awards of Excellence winners in nineteen categories. Webster City Community Theatre’s February 2019 production of “The Trouble with Cats,” was reviewed by members of the ICTA board of directors. The high scores landed the play among the top five nominees in eleven categories.

Receiving the hand-sculpted theatre mask top awards at the virtual showcase included Angela Rottering, Director of a Play; Jake Lahr, Supporting Actor in a Play; Sunshine Duffy, Supporting Actress In a Play; and Nichole Ose, Kaitlynn Sealey and Sylvia Vust, Ensemble Acting in a Play.

In response to her win, Rottering said,“Winning the Best Director Award for the play “The Trouble with Cats” is a dream come true. It is so wonderful to be acknowledged for all the hard work and craziness of directing a show. I’d like to thank ICTA for bringing Iowa’s community theatres together and providing opportunities to learn and grow by doing what we love best. I want to thank my cast and crew for their belief in me as a director. I want to thank Webster City Community Theatre for believing in me and my abilities as I became involved in this world we call theatre.

“Theatre is so much more than acting on stage. And to our patrons who continually support us by attending a show and donations, you too are included in the awards that we have received because, without you, we would not have had this opportunity,” Rottering said.

Also recognized were Dean Evans, Lead Actor in a Play; Cathy Olson, Lead Actress in a Play; Linda Thomas, Supporting Actress in a Play; Sam Ose, Lighting Design and Sound Design; Karin Yungclas, Costuming; and Dale Arends and Angela Rottering, Scenic Design.

WCCT has been a long-time member of the Iowa Community Theatre Association. ICTA celebrates theatre in Iowa by promoting the collaborative exchange of ideas and resources that grow and enhance the experiences of our members. Its annual meeting and awards gala were originally scheduled to be held at the Des Moines Playhouse in March and was postponed due to the pandemic.

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