Ovation Awards

Ovation Awards
Awarded for Excellence in theatre
Country United States
First awarded 1989
Official website ovationawards.com

The Ovation Awards are a Southern California award for excellence in theatre,[1] established in 1989. They are given out by the non-profit arts service organization LA STAGE Alliance and are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. They have been called the "...highest-profile contest for local theatre..." by The Los Angeles Times.


I. Production criteria
  1. LA STAGE Alliance Membership
  2. Produced solely or as co-production for Los Angeles (not a touring production)
  3. Minimum of 12 performances in a 99-seat venue; minimum of 6 performances in a 100-seat or larger venue
  4. Not on "strike list"
II. ONE of following options
  1. 50% performers are AEA; or one AEA member and SDC director, or Dramatists Guild playwright. For world premieres, minimum of two AEA performers and an AEA stage manager.
  2. Performers paid at least $25 per performance, designers paid at least $500, and director paid at least $1,000.
  3. Producing entity must have been in Los Angeles at least three years, and must have produced at least three full productions (12 performances) during last three years (one per year).






Lists of winners


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