For Immediate Release
Local Press Contact:
Michael Lluberes
Flint Repertory Theatre
347-804-7623 | mlluberes@flintrep.org

Dionanda Tillman
Flint Institute of Music
810-237-3112 | dtillman@thefim.org
FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE SWEEPS THE WILDE AWARDS

WINNING MORE AWARDS THAN ANY OTHER THEATRE
IN THE STATE
Flint, Mich. - Flint Repertory Theatre has won 26 Wilde Awards this year, including “Best Play, Drama” and “Best Musical.” That’s more than any other theatre in the state.

“We are thrilled to bring home this many Wilde Awards in our second season,” says Producing Artistic Director Michael Lluberes. “The Michigan theatre community is vibrant and diverse and it’s wonderful to have the work of so many of our artists honored in this way.”

EncoreMichigan.com, the state’s leading theatre news organization, gives out the annual Wilde Awards to professional theatres in categories such as “Best Play,” “Best Musical,” “Best Production” and “Best Director.”

David Kiley, the owner of EncoreMichigan.com, says, “Flint Repertory Theatre has burst on the scene under Michael Lluberes’ leadership, as one of the most innovative and creative theatres in the state. Their selection of material and extraordinary imagination with set design, when added to their superior casting, makes every production they do a must-see!”

Bridgette Redman reviews for EncoreMichigan and says she is consistently impressed with the performances at the Flint Repertory Theatre. 

“It’s not surprising they did so well this year under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Lluberes. He continually raises the bar with compelling shows. It’s all stepped up to another level, and it’s really good! The shows produced this year were stunning, compelling and left you breathless in your seat with a lot to talk about when the show was over.”

Flint Repertory Theatre’s commitment is to provide the city of Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought-provoking theater that is challenging, entertaining and inspiring for all ages.

Flint Repertory Theatre’s 2020 Wilde Awards include:
  • Best Plays (Drama)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Best Musical
  • Into The Woods
  • Best Director Plays
  • Michael Lluberes, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Kathryn Walsh, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Best Lead Actor in a Musical
  • Michael Lopetrone, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Best Lead Actress In A Play
  • Janet Haley, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Janet Haley, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
  • Rico Bruce Wade, Into The Woods
  • Gage Webster, Into The Woods
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
  • Liz Jaffe, Into The Woods
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Play
  • Joshua Clark, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Jeremy Proulx, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Play
  • Claire Jolliffe, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Best Teamwork
  • Kay Kelly and Michael Kelly, The Chairs
  • Best Lighting
  • Chelsie McPhilimy, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Best Costumes
  • Brandon R. McWilliams, Into The Woods
  • Best Set Design
  • Shane Cinal, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Lauren Nigri, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Andrew Licout, The Chairs
  • Best Sound Design
  • Aaron Weeks, The Chairs
  • Best Visual Design Using Multi-Media
  • Alison Dobbins, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Best Music Direction
  • Casey Baker, Into The Woods
  • Best Prop Design
  • Lisa Bilaski, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Sarah Briggs, The Chairs
  • The Terry Heck Rising Star Award
  • Ava Katherine Pietras, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Media Notes:
FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE is a professional, not-for-profit theatre in the heart of Flint, Mich. Flint Repertory Theatre is a program of the Flint Institute of Music, alongside the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Through FIM, it receives partial funding from the Genesee County Arts Education and Enrichment Millage. The Rep is the recipient of a 2018 National Theatre Company Grant from The American Theatre Wing. www.flintrep.org