Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
Glendale Community College has received five ariZoni (“Zoni”) Theatre Awards of Excellence nominations. Four of the awards center on the school’s production of “Based on a Totally True Story,” a fast-paced contemporary comedy set in New York and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Presented by GCC in February, the production was nominated in the category of “Best Overall Production for a Non-contracted Play.” (“Contracted” is the professional division.) It also garnered nominations for three GCC students: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Josh Larsen), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Danielle Donaldson) and Best Director (Layne Racowsky). Racowsky will be an adjunct faculty in the Theatre & Film Arts this coming year.
Another GCC student, Bailey Hall, was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Heidi Chronicles, directed by David Seitz, GCC Theatre & Film Arts program director.
Winners will be announced on September 15 at the 23rd annual ariZoni awards ceremony to be held at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
About Glendale Community College
Glendale Community College offers transfer-ready academic courses and job-specific occupational training to approximately 32,000 students annually. The main campus is located at 6000 W. Olive Avenue in Glendale and the North campus is located at 5727 W. Happy Valley Road. Opened in 1965, GCC is one of ten colleges and two skill centers in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation.
About the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence
The ariZoni Theatre Awards is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the visibility and growth of theatre in the Valley of the Sun and Maricopa County. The organization bestows awards for theatre performance and production. It also provides student scholarships.