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9th Season (2016)

Rogue Machine was awarded the Polly Warfield Award for Outstanding Season by the LA Drama Critics Circle as the only theatre to be given this award twice in the past sixteen years.

World Premiere of THE SUPER VARIETY MATCH BONUS ROUND! by Deb Hiett
   • LADCC Awards Nomination for Featured Performance (Victoria Ortiz)
   • Ovation Recommended

   • Stage Raw TOP TEN
   • Stage Raw Awards Nominated (Set Design, 2x Female Comedy Performance,
    Production Design, Comedy Ensemble,)

West Coast Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller
    • Stage Raw TOP TEN
    • LA Times' Critic's Choice
    • Ovation Recommended
    • Stage Raw Awards Nominated (Two Person Performance, Set Design)

World Premiere of CAPTAIN OF THE BIBLE QUIZ TEAM
    • Stage Raw Awards Nominated (Solo Performance)
    • LADCC Awards Nomination (Solo Performance)

Los Angeles Premiere of HONKY BY Greg Kalleres
    • LA Times Critic's Choice
    • LA Weekly Critic's Pick
    • Ovation Recommended
    • Stage Raw Recommended 

     • Stage Raw Awards Nominated (Sound Design,Lighting Design,
      Costume Design, Male Comedy Performance, Female Comedy Performance,
     Leading Male Performance, Playwrighting, Comedy Ensemble, Comedy Direction) 

West Coast premiere of BULL by Mike Barltett
    • Stage Raw Recommended

West Coast Premiere of SMOKE by Kim Davies
    • LA Weekly Critic's Pick
    • Stage Raw Awards Nominated

West Coast Premiere of POCATELLO by Samuel D. Hunter
    • LA Times Critic's Choice
    • Stage Raw Recommended
    • "Extraordinary! Don’t ignore this play!" – KCRW
    • Ovation Recommended

    • Stage Raw Awards Nominated (Production of the Year, Direction, Ensemble,
      Supporting Male Performance, Set Design, Costume Design)

The West Coast Premiere of DIRT by Bryony Lavery (co-produced with SRS Production Wing)
   • Stage Raw Recommended
 
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8th Season (2015)

West Coast Premiere of A Permanent Image by Samuel D. Hunter
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice / “One of the best shows of 2015” - LA Times
    • Ovation Recommended
    • Stage Raw Recommended
    • LADCC Awards: Featured Performance (Tracie Lockwood) and CGI/Video Design (Nicholas Santiago)
    • LA Ovation Award Nominations: Best Production, Best Playwright, Best Direction (John Perrin Flynn), 
        Best Actress (Anne Gee Byrd), Best Ensemble, Best Projections (Nicholas Santiago)
    • Stage Raw Award Nominations: Leading Female Performance (Anne Gee Byrd), Supporting Female 
       Performance (Tracie Lockwood), Fight Choreography (Ned Mochel), Video/Projection Design (Nicholas 
       Santiago) 

World Premiere of LUKA’S ROOM by Rob Mersola
    • Stage Raw Recommended
    • Stage Raw Award nominations: Comedy Direction (Joshua Bitton) & Male Comedy Performance 
       (Alex Fernandez) 
    • "World Premiere Play of the Year” - StageSceneLA
    • “One of the theatre highlights of 2015” - Don Shirley / LA Observed

World Premiere of NEED TO KNOW by Jonathan Caren 
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • Ovation Recommended
    • Stage Raw Recommended
    • Stage Raw Award nominations: Playwriting, Comedy Direction (Bart DeLorenzo), Male Comedy 
       Performance (Tim Cummings), Female Comedy Performance (Corryn Cummins), Comedy Ensemble, 
       Production Design and Set Design (Stephanie Kerley Schwartz)
    • “One of the theatre highlights of 2015” - Don Shirley / LA Observed

7th Season (2014)

The American Theatre Wing honored Rogue Machine with their 2014 National Theatre Company Grant, which was given only to 12 theatre companies in the country.

Los Angeles Premiere of COCK by Mike Bartlett
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LADCC Awards: Best Lead Performance (Patrick Stafford), Best Ensemble 
    • Stage Raw Theater Award Nominations: Best Direction (Cameron Watson), Leading Female Performance 
       (Rebecca Mozo), Lighting Design (Jared A. Sayeg)
    • LA Ovation Award: Featured Actress in a Play (Rebecca Mozo)

Los Angeles Premiere of PENELOPE by Enda Walsh
    • LA Weekly “GO!” 
    • Stage Raw: Top 10 Recommended
    • Stage Raw Theater Awards: Best Sound Design (Christopher Moscatiello). Nominated for Production of 
       the Year, Production Design, Costume Design (Lauren Tyler).

Los Angeles Premiere of GRUSOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Rajiv Joseph
    • Ovation Recommended

6th Season (2013)

The LADCC honored Rogue Machine Co-Artistic Director Elina de Santos with the Career Achievement in Directing 
   Award (March 2013)
KCRW: Anthony Byrnes’ The Year's Best 
The Bitter Lemons’ Top Rated Los Angeles Theater Productions of 2013 season at 95% Sweet!
Most LA Ovation Award nominations for an intimate theatre.

West Coast Premiere of DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice, Charles McNulty’s Best of 2013 
    • LA Weekly “GO!”, Pick of the Week
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Ovation Award:  Winner for Best Production.  Nominated for Best Director, Lead Actor in a Play, 
       Lighting Design, Scenic Design.
    • LA Weekly Nominations: Two Person Performance (Burt Grinstead and Laurie Okin)

World Premiere of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… by Kemp Powers
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LA Weekly “GO!”, Steven Leigh Morris' 10 Best L.A. Plays of 2013 
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Ovation Award Nominations:  Best Production, Cast, Playwriting for an Original Play, Costume Design 
       (Naila Aladdin Sanders)
    • LADCC Awards: Best Production, Best Ensemble Performance, The Ted Schmitt Award for the World 
       Premiere of an Outstanding New Play
    • LA Weekly Award:  Best Playwriting (Kemp Powers). Nominated for Best Director (Carl Cofield), 
       Ensemble, Costume Design (Naila Aladdin Sanders), Set Design (Stephanie Kerley Schwartz).
    • NAACP Awards: Best Production, Best Playwright (Kemp Powers), Best Director (Carl Cofield), Ensemble
    • Bitter Lemons’ Top Rated Los Angeles Theater Productions of 2013 - 100% Sweet

West Coast Premiere of FALLING by Deanna Jent
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Stage Times: Don Shirley’s Highlights of 2013 Theater
    • Bitter Lemons’ Top Rated Los Angeles Theater Productions of 2013 - 100% Sweet

World Premiere of LONE-ANON by Neil McGowan
    • LA Weekly: Steven Leigh Morris' 10 Best L.A. Plays of 2013

5th Season (2012)

LA Weekly “Best Theatre 2012”
LA Weekly Theatre Awards honored Rogue Machine Artistic Director John Perrin Flynn with the Career 
   Achievement Award at their Awards presentation (April 2012)

World Premiere of TOMORROW by Donald Freed
Presented by Skylight Theatre Company, Rogue Machine, and York Theatre Royal
    • LA Weekly “GO!”
    • Backstage Critic’s Score: A+
    • Ovation Recommended!

World Premiere of DIRTY FILTHY LOVE STORY by Rob Mersola
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LADCC Award Nomination: Best Set Design
    • LA Weekly Award: Best Set Design (David Mauer & Hazel Kuang); Nominated for Production of the Year 
       and Best Lead Male Performance.
    • LA Ovation Award Nomination: Playwriting for an Original Play 

West Coast Premiere of A BRIGHT NEW BOISE by Samuel D. Hunter
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LA Weekly “GO!”
    • Backstage Critic’s Pick
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Weekly Award Nominations: Best Lead Male Performance, 2 for Best Supporting Male Performance, 
       Best Video/Projection Design
    • LA Ovation Award Nomination: Featured Actress in a Play

World Premiere of THREE VIEWS OF THE SAME OBJECT by Henry Murray
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LA Weekly “GO!”, Pick of the Week

THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM by Enda Walsh
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LA Weekly “GO!”, Pick of the Week
    • LADCC Award Winner: Best Ensemble Performance
    • LA Weekly Award Winner: Best Supporting Male Performance. Nominated for Best Revival Production 
       and Best Leading Female Performance

West Coast Premiere of HOUSE by Daniel MacIvor
    • LA Weekly “GO!” 
    • LA Weekly Award Nomination: Best Solo Performance

4th Season (2011)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awarded Rogue Machine the 2011 Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in 
   a small to mid-size theater. Award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Nederlander Organization.

World Premiere of SMALL ENGINE REPAIR by John Pollono
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LA Weekly “GO!”, Top Ten LA Theatre Experiences of 2011 (Steven Leigh Morris)
    • Backstage Critic’s Pick
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards: Winner Best Production, Director and Ensemble. Nominated for Best 
       Playwriting and Lead Performance (John Bernthal).
    • Backstage Garland Awards: Winner Best Production, Playwriting, Ensemble
    • LADCC Awards: Winner Best Production, Direction and Playwriting
    • LA Weekly Awards: Production of the Year, Direction, Ensemble and Playwriting

Los Angeles Premiere of BLACKBIRD by David Harrower
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice, One of the Best of 2011 (Charles McNulty)
    • LA Weekly “GO!”, Top Ten LA Theatre Experiences of 2011 (Steven Leigh Morris)
    • Backstage Critic’s Pick
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LADCC Awards: Playwriting and Lead Performance (Sam Anderson). Nominated for Best Production
    • LA Weekly Award Nominations: Production of the Year, Direction, Two-Person Performance, Set Design 
    • Backstage Garland Award: Best Performance in a Play
    • Huffington Post: Named one of the Top LA Productions of 2011 (Brad Schreiber)
    • LA Stage Times: Don Shirley’s Highlights of 2011 Theater

West Coast Premiere of The WORD BEGINS by Sekou Andrews and Steve Connell
(Co-Produced with Hip-Hop Theater Festival and Prana Theatre Group)
    • LA Weekly “GO!”
    • Backstage Critic’s Pick
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Weekly Award Nomination: Two-Person Performance

Los Angeles Premiere of VIVIEN by Rick Foster
(Co-Produced Judith Chapman and the Troubadours of Daytime)
    • LA Times: Best performance by an actor or actress I’d never seen on stage before.
    • Backstage Critics Pick

World Premiere of MONKEY ADORED by Henry Murray
    • LA Weekly “GO!”
    • Backstage Critics Pick
    • LADCC Award Nomination: Puppet Design (David Combs & Linda Hoag) 
    • LA Weekly Award Nomination: Puppet Design (David Combs & Linda Hoag) 

3rd Season (2010)

West Coast Premiere of FOUR PLACES by Joel Drake Johnson
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LA Weekly “GO!”
    • Backstage Critic’s Pick
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards: Best Production of a Play. Nominated for Direction, Lead Actress (Anne 
       Gee Byrd), Lead Actress (Roxanne Hart), Featured Actress (Lisa Rothschiller)
    • LADCC Awards: Production of the Year, Lead Performance (Anne Gee Byrd), Ensemble 
    • Backstage Garland Awards: Best Production, Playwriting, Direction, Performance (Anne Gee Byrd), 
       Ensemble 

Los Angeles Premiere of SUNSET LIMITED by Cormac McCarthy
    • LA Times Critic’s Choice
    • LA Weekly “GO!”
    • Backstage Critic’s Pick
    • Ovation Recommended
    • LA Weekly Award Nomination: Two-Person Performance
    • Huffington Post: One of the Top LA Theatre Productions in 2011 (Brad Schreiber)

2nd Season (2009)

World Premiere of TREEFALL by Henry Murray
    • LA Weekly Awards: Lighting Design, Set Design, Sound Design
    • Backstage Garland Award: Set Design (Stephanie Kerley Schwartz)
    • LADCC Award Nomination: Set Design (Stephanie Kerley Schwartz)
    • LA Weekly: Named one of the 10 Best Plays of 2009
    • Backstage Critic’s Pick
    • Published by Dramatists Play Service

Los Angeles Premiere of BINGO WITH THE INDIANS by Adam Rapp
    • GLAAD Media Awards Nomination: Outstanding LA Theater Production

1st Season (2008)

Los Angeles Premiere of COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY by Jeffrey Hatcher
    • Backstage Garland Award Winner: Costume Design
    • LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination: Costume Design

West Coast Premiere of AMERICAN DEAD by Brett Neveu
    • Backstage Garland Award Winner: Performance by a Lead Actor (Mark St. Amant)

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