Craig winner of a 2014 Scenies Award !

Congrats to our favourite Brit Craig R. Young for winning a Scenies Award for his performance in “The Vortex” at the Malibu Playhouse !

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“The Vortex” won 4 Scenies : best lead actor, best lead actress, sounds design and scenic designer…. Congrats to cast and crew !

According to Steve Stanley, the L.A. theater is better than ever, a fact made abundantly clear by most of the 268 productions reviewed by himself from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.

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Craig R. Young & Steve Stanley

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR—COMEDY-DRAMA

Ian Alda in Broadway Bound
Joshua Bitton in Lost Girls
Will Bradley in Stupid Fucking Bird
Nate Jones in Holding The Man
Tyler Pierce in Everything You Touch
Peter James Smith in Land Line
Danton Stone in Day Trader
Craig Robert Young in The Vortex

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS—COMEDY-DRAMA

Caroline Aaron in Be A Good Little Widow
Karianne Flaathen in Top Girls
Brighid Fleming in Day Trader
Gina Hecht in Broadway Bound
Shannon Holt in The Vortex
Larisa Oleynik in Be A Good Little Widow
Jennifer Pollono in Lost Girls

MEMORABLE SOUND DESIGNS

Bill Froggatt—Light Up The Sky, Night Watch, The Whipping Man
Greg Chun—The Dream Of The Burning Boy, Flim Flam: Houdini And The Hereafter, The Vortex
Corwin Evans—Dates And Nuts, Friends Like These, NO HOMO – A Bromantic Tragedy
Christopher Moscatiello—A Delicate Balance, Doctor Anonymous, Falling

BEST SCENIC DESIGNER

Tom Buderwitz—A Delicate Balance, Into The Woods, A Song At Twilight, Tartuffe (with Dominique Serrand)
Takeshi Kata—Death Of The Author, The Gospel According To Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens And Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, reasons to be pretty, Ruth Draper’s Monolgues
Hana S. Kim—The Brothers Size, Bulrusher, Closely Related Keys
David Mauer—Gruesome Playground Injuries, Lost Girls, Sunny Afternoon
Jeff McLaughlin—Lost Girls, Miracle On South Division Street, My Name Is Asher Lev, The Normal Heart
Jeanine A. Ringer—A Christmas Carol, Endgame, Pericles Prince Of Tyre
Erin Walley—Belfry, The Dream Of The Burning Boy, Flim Flam: Houdini And The Hereafter, The Vortex

Craig is doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.

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If you accept the challenge, you have to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on your head and challenging other participants to do the same. Nominated people have 24 hours to comply or make a donation.

The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media and became a real phenomenon with numerous celebrities, politicians, athletes posting videos of themselves online and on TV participating in the event.

The ALS Association has received $70.2 million in donations compared to $2.5 million during the same time period last year !

CRY Online celebrates its 3rd Birthday !

It’s party time : CRY Online celebrates its 3rd Birthday today !

What the heck happened in one year ? Oh well, pretty much… Let’s catch up.

CRY Online Bday

As a good Brit, Craig attended a couple of charities (Heifer, Safety Harbour Kids, Starkey Hearing Foundation) but also a few Awards evenings (Oscars, Emmy) and some red carpets events (movie premieres and release parties).

Of course “The Toscars” were in the spotlight for its 7th year with one of his hilarious appearance in “12 days a stripper“.

Craig & Marc Cleary teamed up to deliver “Pepper the Movie“. The short movie is currently being screened in US festivals. He also played in the short “The Spymaster” directed by Patrick Embryo.

The feature film “Return to the Hiding Place” won many awards and was sold out at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie is finally having its national release and will come to US theaters on October 24th.

Craig & Eileen from Brits in LA were featured in the “California Dream” book by UK photographer Dawn Bowery.

In May, Craig had the chance to play Nikki in Noel Coward’s “Vortex” in Malibu and in July he was guest-starring in the TV show “Hit the Floor” on VH1.

… And last but not least, Jaguar USA chose him to be the villain in their latest video commercials !

Congrats and fingers crossed for what’s coming next !

Craig says ‘BOO 2 Bullying’

Have you ever been bullied as a kid ?

Craig R. Young shares his past experiences and thoughts on bullying. “BOO2bullying” is a non-profit anti-bullying organization with the goal of ending bullying worldwide. The organization is artists awakening the world to the problems of hate and intolerance, and encouraging the youth to find their inner voice and speak their truth.

Follow them :
http://www.boo2bullying.org/
http://www.twitter.com/boo2bullying

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