Tonight: WATCH Awards Nominees To Be Announced on DC Metro Theater Arts at 9:00 PM Following Ceremony at Birchmere

The 18th annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (The WATCH Awards) nominees will be announced tonight at 7:30 PM at a ceremony taking place at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.

DC Metro Theater Arts will publish the list of nominees tonight at 9:00 PM following the ceremony.

Twenty-seven community theater companies in the DC metro area participated in WATCH adjudication. A total of 99 productions (33 musicals and 66 plays) from the following companies were eligible:

– Aldersgate Church Community Theatre
– The Arlington Players
– Bowie Community Theatre
– Castaways Repertory Theatre
– Colonial Players of Annapolis
– Damascus Theatre Company
– Dominion Stage
– Fauquier Community Theatre
– Greenbelt Arts Center
– Hard Bargain Players
– Kensington Arts Theatre
– Laurel Mill Playhouse
– Little Theatre of Alexandria
– McLean Community Players
– Montgomery Playhouse
– Port City Playhouse
– Port Tobacco Players
– Prince George’s Little Theatre
– Prince William Little Theatre
– Providence Players of Fairfax
– Reston Community Players
– Rockville Little Theatre
– Rockville Musical Theatre
– Rooftop Productions
– 2nd Star Productions
– St. Mark’s Players
– Silver Spring Stage

Winners will be announced at a subsequent ceremony on March 11th at 7:00 PM. Tickets to the March 11th awards ceremony are available for $17.50. Call the Birchmere Box Office for tickets or go to Ticketmaster (additional service charge applies).

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Nicole Hertvik
A reformed child actor, Nicole got her BA in English literature before wandering the globe for a decade, writing and teaching English in Prague, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Paris. She eventually landed in NYC where she received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and dabbled in theater as an actor, script reader, and dramaturg. Thrilled by the strong and diverse theater community she discovered in Washington, DC, Nicole wakes up every morning excited to contribute to DC Metro Theater Arts and other publications. Nicole studied journalism at Georgetown University and was a 2019 fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute. Email:, Instagram: @nicolehertvik, Twitter: @nicolehertvik, Facebook: Nicole Hertvik.