The Walpole Footlighters' Technical Director, Dan Sheehan, won the DASH Award for Best Set Design for a Play at the 2013-2014 DASH Awards Gala, held at the Scottish Rite Museum and Library in Lexington, Massachusetts, on October 16, 2014. Dan won for his design for the Footlighters' February production of The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig.
Dan's set had a peaked roof upstage with French doors looking out on the golf course, painted by Paul Collins. A realistic stone fireplace built from foam and a built in bar stocked with liquor bottles added to the members room of the golf course.
The DASH (Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors) Awards are sponsored by the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT). This season, 131 shows were reviewed by DASH consultants. The competition gets tougher every season, so congratulations to Dan!
The Walpole Footlighters received three nominations for DASH Awards this season. The DASH (Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors) program is sponsored by the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT) each year.
We congratulate our members who were nominated:
Dan Sheehan - Best Set Design for a Play, The Fox on the Fairway
Bette Lavery - Best Set Dressing for a Play, The Fox on the Fairway
Bette Lavery and Paul Collins - Best Set Dressing for a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone
To be eligible to participate in the program, the producing group must be a member of EMACT in good standing and may not pay actors a stipend that exceeds $200.
The Gala and Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, August 16, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, Mass. The reception begins at 6:00 pm and the awards ceremony starts at 7:30 pm. To purchase tickets, go to this link: http://www.ticketstage.com/EMACT.