20th Anniversary Awards..........2001 Dame Awards..........2002 Dame Awards...........2003 Dame Awards

The Pittsfield Players


See Our Stars Shine !

The Pittsfield Players have instituted an annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate the dedication and work of Pittsfield Players members in bringing fine amateur theatre to the Suncook Valley, and recognize those people - actors, actresses, directors and crew, for their efforts. Chosen as the signature name of these awards, DAME. This being significant as it is named for two special individuals who enjoyed, supported and were in many ways benefactors to the Pittsfield Players. Arthur and Vauline Dame for many years owned and operated the Scenic Theatre. They were gracious in allowing early productions in their movie theatre several times each year. They were supportive as some of our best fans, and even more important, our critics. Arthur's whistling of tunes from our musical productions was a sure sign of a "thumbs up." Their enthusiasm for the Player's endeavors is long lasting, and their gracious gesture in allowing the Pittsfield Players to buy the theatre once they were no longer able to sustain its operation, has most likely contributed as a major factor in the Player's continued success. It is with a sense of pride that the Pittsfield Players present annually the DAME AWARDS, which in our way, continues to show not only our continued gratitude to the Dames, but to pass on each year to the recipients, the pride and approval for good work, that Arthur and Vauline displayed to us.

2004 Winners

Best Production 2003

"STATE FAIR" - Producer, Elsie Morse

Best Director 2003

Maye Hart for "State Fair"


Best Actor in a Players production Season 2003

Travis Drolet - "Tea and Sympathy"


Best Actress in a Players production Season 2003

Meggin Dail - "Tea and Sympathy"


Best Supporting Actor in a Players Production 2003

Joel Dail - "State Fair"


Best Supporting Actress in a Players Production 2003

Sheree Bass - "State Fair"


Best costumes in a Players production Season 2003

"State Fair" - Irrene Hall

Best Set Design for a Players production Season 2003

"State Fair" - Jim Hart

Best Musical Performance

"Hog Song"- "State Fair"

Mike Chagnon, Ernie Bass, Angelo Gentile, Allen Hillman (not pictured)


Best Male Performer
Ernie Bass

Best Female Performer
Lena Luongo & Gerri Casey

Best Musical Number
Chicago Medley

2004 Children's Workshop AWARDS
Best Male Performer (tie)
Chris Gentile

Best Female Performer
Alexandria Codd

Best Ensemble Number

O Bless the Lord My Soul - Ryan Deachmann and Ensemble

Photos courtesy Dennis Bunnell