Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums who have been nominated for 2018-2019 ALTA Awards by the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago (ALTA). ALTA is a volunteering service organization dedicated to furthering the Chicago Latinx Theatre movement by promoting, educating, representing, and unifying Latinx identified artists and their allies. The ALTA Awards, established in 2018, acknowledge the outstanding work of Latinx-theatre makers and producing companies in the Chicagoland area.
Nominees for 2018-19 ALTA Awards include alumnus Marvin Quijada ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting; alumna Conchita Avitia ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Design; and Jon Martinez, a former student in the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre Program.
Quijada is nominated for Outstanding Solo Performer for The Wild Party Variety Hour (produced by the Silent Theatre Company). Avitia is nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design for The Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon (produced by Water People Theatre). And Martinez is nominated for Outstanding Director of a Production–Musical for Snowgirls (produced by Hell in a Handbag Productions) and for Outstanding Choreography for Queen of the Mist (produced by Firebrand Theatre).
The winners will be announced on Monday, December 9, in a ceremony at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.