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Hats off to TAP Staff!

Members of the TAP staff have been nominated for B. Iden Payne Awards! The B. Iden Payne Awards, a program of The Greater Austin Creative Alliance, are awarded annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the Austin theatre community.

Dustin Wills, TAP Programing Specialist was nominated for Outstanding Director in Musical Theatre for his piece Murder Ballad Murder Mystery, which was also nominated for Outstanding Production of Musical Theatre. Brian Fahey, TAP Program and Marketing Coordinator was nominated for Outstanding Director of Youth Theatre (There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom). Florinda Bryant, TAP Programing Specialist was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in Musical Theatre for the role of Stagger Lee in Murder Ballad Murder Mystery. Emily Tindal,TAP Program Manager was nominated along with the rest of the Murder Ballad Murder Mystery cast for Outstanding Cast or Ensemble Performance!

Congrats Dustin, Brian, Flo and Emily and to all the other Austin artists who were nominated!

In order to vote for your favorite nominees, you need to be a member of the Greater Austin Creative Alliance. To become a member please visit or call 512.247.2531. Those who are not current members may join no later than Wednesday, October 13 to receive a ballot. Voting has begun, and continues online until 11:59 PM, on Friday, October 15.

The winners will be announced at the 36th Annual B. Iden Payne Awards ceremony, on Monday, November 1, at The Long Center. Tickets to this fundraising event are available online via the AusTIX website or at the door

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We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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