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The Pittsfield Players


Following 2 major Award Cemermonies (1988 & 2001) 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.

2002 Winners

Best Production

Fiddler on the Roof - Producer, Jeff Gregoire



Best Director

Meggin Dail for "The Cemetery Club"



Best Actor in a Players production Season 2001-2002

Mal Cameron - "Fiddler on the Roof"



Best Actress in a Players production Season 2001-2002

Maye Hart - "Cemetery Club"




Best Supporting Actor in a Players Production

Ernie Bass - "Fiddler on the Roof"





Best Supporting Actress in a Players Production

Bea Pszonowsky - "Fiddler on the Roof"





Best costumes in a Players production Season 2001-2002

Fiddler on the Roof - Sharon Burnston, Designer & Jan Pinard, Assistant Designer

Best Set Design for a Players production Season 2001-2002

Noises Off - Michael Wilkes

Best Musical Performance

To Life, Mal Cameron & Ernie Bass (and men's chorus) - "Fiddler on the Roof"