The Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will host its 23rd Awards for the 2019 year on June 7. The NEPTA Annual Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event in the spring which highlights and honors the best of the best in Community Theater of Northeast Pennsylvania of the previous year.
The categories mirror those of the Tony Awards, including best actor and actress in a comedy, drama and musical. Other awards include: supporting actors, child actors, directors, technical work and, of course, awards for best comedy, best drama, and best musical.
NEPTA member organizations include: Actors Circle, Actors Guild of Schuylkill County, Center Stage, Diva Productions, DM Performance Works, Endless Mountains Theatre Company, Gaslight Theatre, Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Theater of Performing Arts, Theatrical Gems, Music Box Theatre, and Worthington Players at Shawnee.
This year, due to all the issues with the Coronavirus, the event will be streamed LIVE to the Facebook page of Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance and on NEPTA’S YouTube Channel on Sunday, June 7 beginning at 7pm.
Award recipients will be announced live and nominees will be there to accept, just like at the regular awards show! Trophies will be given to the recipients as soon as possible once businesses reopen.
The broadcast will be available to view publicly, with no ticket purchase required. Donations in lieu of the ticket price is gladly accepted and will help to help cover the cost of awards. Any extra donations will go toward the NEPTA Scholarship Fund, for a graduating senior pursuing the performing arts or technical theater in college. A link to donate will also be available.