By Elaine Liner
By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
Outstanding Performances by Ensemble Casts: The Glass Menagerie, Sage & Silo Theatre; Putting It Together, Stage West; Some Explicit Polaroids, Kitchen Dog.
Outstanding Directors: Jac Alder, Side Show, Theatre Three; Dan Day, Through the Leaves, Kitchen Dog; Bill Lengfelder, Barbette, Kitchen Dog; Terry Martin, Sweeney Todd, WaterTower Theatre; Katherine Owens, Cat's-Paw, Undermain Theatre.
Outstanding Achievements in Design: Matthew Anderson, set design, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, WaterTower; John Coyne, set design, The Front Page, Dallas Theater Center; Zak Herring, set designs for the entire season, Dallas Children's Theater; Leonard McCormick, musical direction, Putting It Together, Stage West; Joe Rogers, music composition, Alice Wonder, Jubilee Theatre; Lake Simons, puppetry, Molemo!, Hip Pocket Theatre; Michael Sullivan, set design, Some Explicit Polaroids, Kitchen Dog.
Special awards: Mark Fleischer, departing artistic director at Plano Repertory Theatre, for expanding the company from community to professional-level work and creating an affordable, high-quality children's theater program; and to Ground Zero Theater Company for staying true to its mission of encouraging and producing the works of Texas playwrights.
The Critics Forum consists of theater reviewers from the Dallas Observer, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Voice and Dallas Weekly.