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The Technical Theatre Awards: Voting is Open

Voting for the Technical Theatre Awards 2013 opened on Wednesday June 12. The organisers report that an astonishing amount of nominations were submitted by members of the industry, with 36 talented theatre workers being shortlisted for the 12 ‘individual’ awards, some of which have been working within their speciality for over twenty years and are already extremely well established within the industry.

Alongside the awards dedicated to extraordinary individuals, four companies and three theatres will go head to head for the two company-­based awards that are up for grabs: the

Hire Company of the Year Award, and the ‘Spotlight Accounting’ Receiving Venue of the Year Award. An additional award is dedicated to the theatre that has demonstrated the most effective awareness of venue sustainability and will be chosen and presented by leading industry specialists: entertaining sustainability.

Voting is open to all members of the theatre industry and the Technical Theatre Awards are promoting each and every one of the nominees on the TTA website, with information about the achievements of the individuals, companies and theatres in question.

Voters can find out more about all of the nominees by checking out the ‘Nominees’ page on the Technical Theatre Awards website. There has been and an amazing level of support for nominees being given through Facebook and Twitter.

Friends, past colleges or places of employment are getting behind their favourites and using the TTA social media pages as a platform to campaign from – with a whopping 1,195 followers on Twitter, the TTA news feed is constantly buzzing with support.

Most significantly, the Technical Theatre Awards are fortunate enough to list PLASA as an official supporter, with the international trade association enabling the awards to be presented at their 2013 trade show.

An enormous amount of this outstanding support has come from the sponsors of the awards themselves. Some of the most renowned companies within the industry have been kind enough to not only financially back the awards, but over invaluable support in terms of their promotion and online advertisement of the TTAs.

More information about the exceptional sponsors of the awards can be found on the sponsors page of the Technical Theatre Awards website.

The closing date for all voting is Monday September 30 – with the winners finally being announced at PLASA, the Excel Centre, London, on Tuesday October 8, 2013.

The organisers report that they have already received an overwhelming 1,300 votes and with 12 weeks of voting still to go, the race to the finish line is by no means over!

Follow the latest award updates on twitter at @technicalawards or search "Technical Theatre Awards" to find out more via Facebook.

www.technicaltheatreawards.com

10th July 2013

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