The 33rd Annual NVTA One-Act Play Festival was presented over two weekends at the James Lee Center in Falls Church, beginning each Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m., June 20-28. Ten plays, originals and previously published, were submitted for adjudication. The awards ceremony was held on Sunday, June 29. NVTA president Zina Bleck hosted the affair. The 2014 NVTA scholarship recipient, Justin Janke of Woodbridge High School, entertained the audience with a monologue. The evening was also punctuated with the guitar/percussion performance of Rodrigo Pool Arce and James Masten, followed by the standup comedy of Ted Ballard.


Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Steven Pustorino as Middle Man, in The Zig-Zag Woman (Front & Center Stage)
Nominees:

  • Alex Avila as Radio, in Crossing the Crab Nebula (Zemfira Stage)
  • Aayana Ned as Joey, in You Promised (Castaways Repertory Theatre)

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Leslie Barnett as Dorris Nettles, in Little Miss Fresno (Castaways Repertory Theatre)
Nominees:

  • Gaby Reed as Natalie’s Subconscious, in A Piece of Mind (Front & Center Stage)
  • Cambria Ungro as Mirage, in Crossing the Crab Nebula (Zemfira Stage)

Best Actor (leading role):

Winner: Trey Krause as Ethan in You Promised (Castaways Repertory Theatre)
Nominees:

  • Roberto Cuerves as Capone, in Capone (Zemfira Stage)
  • Justin Janke as Young Man, in The Zig-Zag Woman (Front & Center Stage)
  • Larry Keeling as Boonie, in Crossing the Crab Nebula (Zemfira Stage)
  • Aaron Lauster as A Boy, in Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone? (Castaways Repertory Theatre)

Best Actress (leading role)

Winner: Terresita Edwards as Ginger Kahbacki, in Little Miss Fresno (Castaways Repertory Theatre)
Nominees:

  • Fatima Dyfan as Renie, in The Most Massive Woman Wins (Front & Center Stage)
  • Susan Flynn as A Girl, in Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone? (Castaways Repertory Theatre)

Judge’s Discretionary Award #1: Playwriting: Original Script

Cheyenne Curling, author of You Promised (Castaways Repertory Theatre)

Judge’s Discretionary Award #2: Outstanding Solo Performance

Roberto Cuervas as Capone, in Capone (Zemfira Stage)

Judge’s Discretionary Award #3: Outstanding Technical Contributions

Stacy King (helped with several productions).

Best Director

Winner: Erin DeCaprio, Little Miss Fresno (Castaways Repertory Theatre)
Nominees:

  • Caitlyn Bishop, The Most Massive Woman Wins (Front & Center Stage)
  • Zina Bleck, Crossing the Crab Nebula (Zemfira Stage)
  • Amber Elston, You Promised (Castaways Repertory Theatre)

Best Production of an Original Play

Winner: You Promised, by Cheyenne Curling (Castaways Repertory Theatre)
Nominees:

  • A Piece of Mind, by Tori Lockamy (Front & Center Stage)

Best Overall Production

Winner: Little Miss Fresno (Castaways Repertory Theatre)
Nominees:

  • You Promised (Castaways Repertory Theatre)
  • Capone (Zemfira Stage)
  • Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone? (Castaways Repertory Theatre)