McCoy Theatre Production of Hissifit Receives Eight Ostrander Award Nominations

a pock rock band on stage
photo by Ronnie Booze

The annual Ostrander Awards recognize the best in Memphis theater. Hissifit (by Knight/Brinegar), produced by Rhodes’ McCoy Theatre for the 2019-2020 season, garnered eight nominations in the collegiate division, including one for best production.
An adaption of Medusa in Greek mythology tracking the rise and fall of a modern-day punk rock band, Hissifit was directed by Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield, who is among the Ostrander Award nominees. Prior to Hissifit’s premiere, playwright Krista Knight and New York musician and composer Barry Brinegar came to campus to work with the Rhodes College cast.
The ceremony for the Ostrander Awards, sponsored by Memphis magazine and ArtsMemphis, will be online Aug. 30 beginning at 7 p.m.
Here is the list of nominations for Hissifit:
Costume Design: Bruce Bui
Hair/Wig/Makeup Design: Juliet Mace
Supporting Actress: Dinah Mitchell 
Supporting Actress: Raina Williams
Featured Performer: Maya Bhutwala
Featured Performer: Annabelle Babbitt
Direction: Joy Brooke Fairfield
Best Production:  Hissifit, McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College