Best Of 2017

BEST ACTRESS IN TWO SUPPORTING ROLES: Katrina Stevenson

BEST ACTRESS IN TWO SUPPORTING ROLES

Over the years, Katrina Stevenson has specialized in extreme females, comically or tragically exaggerated and dangerous to know. She did it again this season in two Stageworks shows: Psycho Beach Party and The Great Gatsby. In Beach Party she was a stereotypical beach bunny with boys on her radar and not much in her control booth; and in Gatsby, she was Myrtle Wilson, vulgar and vain and uncontrollable by her husband and lover. Stevenson’s also one of the area’s best costumers, and a longtime regular in Jobsite productions. Even if she hadn’t been so terrific in Gatsby and Beach Party, she’d deserve recognition as one of the mainstays of our theater scene. Thus: this. —Mark Leib