stephens-sommers_web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — This year 17 Silver Palm Awards honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida will be presented during the Theater League’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Party on Dec. 5.

Actors to be honored this year include Karen Stephens for Outstanding Performances in Bridge & Tunnel and Eclipsed at Women's Theatre Project, and in Clybourne Park at the Caldwell Theatre Company.

“To be honored in this way is very gratifying,” said Stephens, who added that she has “been part of South Florida’s theater community for over 25 years.”

Silver Palms have gone to 45 individuals and/or groups since the coveted awards were founded four years ago.


What: The Theater League’s Silver Palm Awards
When: Dec. 5, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Bimini Boatyard, 1555 SE 17th St., Fort
Open to the public, free for league members, $25 for nonmembers

The 2010-2011 Silver Palm Award recipients:
Karen Stephens, Outstanding Performances; Tim Bennett, Outstanding Set Design; Clay Cartland, Outstanding New Talent; Marckenson Charles,  Outstanding Performances; David Cohen, Outstanding Musical Tracks; Dennis Creaghan, Outstanding Performances; Renata Eastlick, Outstanding New Talent; Elvire Emanuelle, Outstanding New Talent; Jeffrey D. Holmes, Outstanding Direction; Paul Homza, Outstanding Fight choreography; Michael Leeds, Outstanding Direction; Sean McClelland, Outstanding Set Design; Michael McKeever, Playwright; The Irish Curse, Outstanding Ensemble of Actors at Mosaic Theatre; Deborah L. Sherman, Outstanding Performances; David Michael Sirois, Playwright; and Slow Burn Theater Company, Outstanding New Emerging Theater Company.

Photo: CRAFT MASTERS:  (L-R) Karen Stephens, Silver Palm Award winner for Outstanding Performances and fellow accomplished actress Avery Sommers on the opening night of Clybourne Park.