Congratulations to sophomore Ty Olwin, who has earned an Acclaim Award nomination for his role in Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter. Olwin, who portrays Matt, was singled out in the category of leading performance by a non-Equity actor. Red Light Winter tells the story of college pals Matt and Davis, who hope to rekindle their friendship by spending a wild night together in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. But when the beautiful, young prostitute they meet there surprisingly returns to their lives a year later, a bizarre love triangle ensues, revealing harsh, emotional truths and the dangers of romantic obsession.
Olwin hails from Boulder, Colo., where his theatre credits include Dog Sees God and This Is Our Youth. At CCM, he has appeared in productions of Three Sisters and Picnic, and he was an ensemble member in last summer’s production of Big River at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center.
Directed by CCM professor k. Jenny Jones, Red Light Winter closed April 30. You can learn more about the production here. Details about upcoming CCM performances are available at ccm.uc.edu.
The Acclaim Awards have celebrated excellence in Greater Cincinnati theatre since 2006. More than 30 local theatre experts — critics, practitioners, producers and educators — participate on Acclaim panels, reviewing area productions and awarding outstanding work. The program also funds initiatives to support area theatre artists and educators, including local Guest Equity Artist contracts, Theatre Educator Awards, Rising Stars scholarships and the Theatre Forward showcase. Find 2010-11 Acclaim nominations, recommended productions and an explanation of voting procedures at www.CinStages.com.