Ruby Griffith Awards Announced

This year’s Ruby Griffith Award Ceremony, hosted by the British Players, was held on Sunday, July 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bretton Woods Recreation Center, 15700 River Road, Germantown, MD. The awards honor the best performances in community theatre in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Winners 2011-2012

All Round Production Excellence
Kensington Arts Theatre
Sunday in the Park with George

Outstanding Achievement in a Musical
Rockville Musical Theatre
Kiss Me Kate

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Outstanding Achievement in a Play
Little Theatre of Alexandria
Rabbit Hole

Outstanding Achievement in a Musical
First Runner-Up
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
Hairspray

Outstanding Achievement in a Play
First Runner-Up
Silver Spring Stage
The Beauty Queen of Leename

Outstanding Achievement in a Musical
Second Runner-Up
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company
Die Fledermaus

Outstanding Achievement in a Play
Second Runner-Up
Rockville Little Theatre
A View from the Bridge

Outstanding Achievement in a Musical
Third Runner-Up
2nd Star Productions
Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Achievement in a Play
Third Runner-Up
Bowie Community Theatre
Art 

About Mark Beachy

Mark Beachy is the publisher and video producer of the MD Theatre Guide and the NY Theatre Guide.

In 1997 he wrote the play, music, and lyrics in a musical called, “’Bout Baltimore.” This musical won the WMAR TV Channel 2 and Pumpkin Theatre Baltimore Bicentennial Playwriting contest and was produced as a 1-hour television special.

He has directed over 40 productions, including shows for Pumpkin Theatre, Timonium Dinner Theatre, Howard County Center for the Arts, and the Baltimore Children's Theatre where he was the founder and producer for 7 years.

Before starting the MTG in March of 2010, Mark was the performing arts reporter for the Baltimore Examiner.

As a professional actor he has appeared on TV nationally, including on Discovery Health as "Jerry Baldwin" on I Was Dead, “Officer Nunham” on America’s Most Wanted’s Top Cops 2009 and “Alexander T. Crane” in a Japanese TV documentary about Edgar Allan Poe.