Photo Gallery: Ruby Griffith Awards Photos

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.

Click HERE to view the list of winners.

Below is a photo slideshow of the award ceremony, featuring the entertainers for the afternoon, representatives from the winning theatres, and Alexandra Dimsdale who was the award presenter.  She is head of press and communications at the British Council in the US.

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.