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Wake Forest theatre professor nominated for ovation awards

October 6, 2006

Jonathan Christman, associate professor of theatre at Wake Forest University, has been nominated for two LA Ovation Awards for his design work on the production “Belfast Blues.” He was nominated in the lighting design and scenic design categories. The awards ceremony will be held Nov. 13 in the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

Established in 1989, the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards are Southern California's premiere awards for artistic excellence in theater. Held each November, the Ovation Awards ceremony is the highlight of the theatrical season. The Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theater awards in Los Angeles.

Christman, who joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1983, previously won a Los Angeles Drama Critic Circle Award (LADCC) for his digital imagery work in “Belfast Blues.” In fact, his work was so memorable that the LADCC created a new category for Digital Imagery to honor his work. The one-woman show was presented by the Virtual Theatre Project at Wake Forest University during the 2002-2003 season. Since then, the show has been staged in New York, London, Belfast and Chicago.

For more information, visit the LA Ovation Awards web site at

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