Correll nominated for NJACT Perry Award

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July 31, 2013

From: Westfield Community Players

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John Correll nominated for a 2013 NJACT Perry Award as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

[Westfield, NJ—July 27, 2013]—The New Jersey Association of Community Theaters [NJACT] recently presented it list of nominees for the 2013 Perry Awards at its meeting in Somerset, NJ at the Villagers Theater. Among the nominees was John Correll of Westfield Community Players.

Mr. Correll was nominated as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Robert in the David Auburn drama, { P r o o f } for Westfield Community Players (WCP) directed by Steve Lemenille, who was nominated for Outstanding Director of a Play for the same show.

Mr. Correll, who resides in Winfield, NJ, has also directed for Westfield Community Players and Alliance Repertory Company, Cranford Dramatic Club, Circle Players, and The Villagers Theatre. John has been seen on stage at Westfield Community Players, The Bickford Theatre, The Union County Performing Arts Center, Circle Playhouse, Summit Playhouse, The Villagers Theatre and many more places over many years. He is a member of Alliance Repertory Company and Innovative Stages in NY.

The New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting local theater around the state. The group’s core mission is to celebrate outstanding achievements by artists of all disciplines involved in the performance and production of New Jersey Community Theater. This is accomplished through the NJACT Perry Awards, New Jersey's premiere community theater awards program. Originally founded by William Perry Morganas the AVY Awards over 35 years ago, the organization has transformed itself several times, but has always kept its focus on celebrating creativity, craftsmanship and community in local theater. The 2013 Perry Award Ceremony will take place on Sept 22, 2013 at the Somerset DoubleTree Hotel.

For more information about Westfield Community Players, please call 908.232.9568 or visit www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org