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Best Theater Performer

2012 BEST Theater Performer

Charlotte Ford

The problem with a lot of things classified as “fringe” or “avant-garde” is that they suck. Not so this Bryn Mawr grad, who has worked her strange magic both onstage (Welcome to Yuba City and That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play) and behind the scenes (the Obie-winning Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines) to much acclaim. Look for her to make waves with her upcoming Live Arts Festival production, Bang, an all-female clowning piece about sex.

2009 BEST Up-and-Coming Theater Talent

Sarah Sanford

We’ve been a fan of the 34-year-old Swarthmore grad since her debut with Pig Iron Theatre Company in 2001. She dazzled us in Pig Iron’s Shut Eye (as the distressed sister of a man in a coma), The Lucia Joyce Cabaret (as a drum-playing mental patient) and the Obie-winning Hell Meets Henry Halfway (as the… Read more »