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Theater Talk: Wilde Awards celebrate the best of Michigan’s local theater scene

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Hernán Piñera

It’s time for another edition of Theater Talk with David Kiley, editor-in-chief of Encore Michigan

Kiley joined Stateside to talk about the winners of the Wilde Awards, which honors the best plays, musicals, directors, playwrites, and actors in Michigan.  

The Wilde Awards are an annual celebration of the best productions, performances, and technical work awarded by theater critics with Encore Michigan. Kiley says the awards are for Michigan's local theaters what the Tonys are for Broadways.

The winner of the Best Actress award, Krista Schafer Ewbank, spoke to Kiley about playing the title role in Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight. 

“For me, it was about a woman who fought for her place at the table, to be heard, to be respected, and she was unapologetic about who she was,” Ewbank explained.

Listen above to hear more about the Wilde Award winners.

Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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