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

2003 Winners

Best Production

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Producer, Elsie Morse

Best Director

Vicki Skoog for "Arsenic and Old Lace"


Best Actor in a Players production Season 2002 - 2003 (tie)

A.J. Dukette - "Moon Over Buffalo"

Ernie Bass - "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"


Best Actress in a Players production Season 2002-2003

Bernie Cameron - "Arsenic and Old Lace"


Best Supporting Actor in a Players Production 2002 - 2003

Mal Cameron - "Arsenic and Old Lace"


Best Supporting Actress in a Players Production

Bea Pszonowsky - "Moon Over Buffalo"


Best costumes in a Players production Season 2002-2003

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Jan Pinard and Margaret Hillman

Best Set Design for a Players production Season 2002-2003 (tie)

Arsenic and Old Lace - Mo Demers

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Lisa Southwick (no picture)



Best Musical Performance

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid - "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Bob Coutu (not pictured), Mal Cameron, Ernie Bass and Nathan Strong


Best Male Performer
Angelo Gentile

Best Female Performer
Gerri Casey

Best Musical Number
Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Medley

2003 Children's Workshop AWARDS
Best Male Performer (tie)
Travis Drolet & Andy Follansbee

Best Female Performer
Maria Bauer

Best Supporting Male Performer
Travis Pitcher

Best Supporitng Female Performer
Nathalie Parent

2002 Christmas Show AWARDS

Christmas Eve and other Stories

Best Male Performer
David Pollard (no picture)

Best Female Performer
Lori Smock-Joyal

Best Musical Number
Angel Came Down - performed by Nick & Angelo Gentile

Same candids courtesy of Paul Foster-Smith