Play Writing: Jim Leonard
Original Music: Michael Levine
Production of the Year
Costume Design: Dianne K. Graebner
Lighting Design: Brian Sidney Bembridge
Set Design: Brian Sidney Bembridge
Sound Design – Intimate Theatre: Michael Levine & Cricket S. Myers
Lighting Design – Intimate Theatre: Brian Sidney Bembridge
Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre
“Refreshingly original, smart and engaging… a perfect match for Circle X Theatre Company’s signature whimsical staging and inventive visual flair.” – Philip Brandes, LA Times
“This is among Circle X’s most exhilarating offerings – a sinfully rich theatrical adventure infused with profoundly resonant social satire that produces visceral wonderment.” — Les Spindle, Backstage West
“Watching parts of the Lincoln Memorial concert last Sunday afternoon, I wondered if theater could deliver entertainment that would be equally appropriate for this moment.
Battle Hymn answered my question.” – Don Shirley, LA City Beat
“The cast is outstanding, John Lang’s direction is inspired and tech credits are uniformly superb. Leonard’s writing is rich and often humorous, and he’s skilled at creating memorable characters.” – Terry Morgan, Variety
“A compendium of symbols that add up to a century of clashes between America’s founding principles and the betrayals of those principles that show up through history – from slavery to gay rights to religious hypocrisy. This land is our land? Hardly. And yet the prevailing symbol is that of birth, and re-birth, of ourselves.” – Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
Best Supporting Male – Local: Robert Manning, Jr.