Submissions for nomination now open for the 2nd Annual IMEA Awards. Click here for more info.

What a fantastic event the inaugural IMEA awards were!  From the moment the doors opened to the beautiful Paramount Theater, the excitement and buzz of the nomination and voting process began to take life inside the historic building.  No detail was left undone.  From the red carpet and strolling magician, to the programs, gift bags and courteous ushers, the top-notch tone of the evening was set, even before the first award was handed out.  World class performances from nominees in each category proved that the IMEAs have managed to attract some of the best in the business.  It was truly an unforgettable event!
- Michael Stover, MTS Management Group

The Paramount Arts Center was thrilled to host the IMEA awards ceremony and was honored to be nominated in 7 different categories for our production of The Wizard of Oz.  Our industry has long needed something like the IMEA awards to recognize the hard work of people in community and regional theatres.  I was extremely impressed with the awards ceremony and the quality work of all the performers and nominees.  As Artistic Director for the Paramount Players, I hope that the IMEA awards continue and that we have the opportunity to be part of the growth of this outstanding program that offers inspiration and recognition to so many well-deserving performers.
-Melanie Cornelison, Artistic Director, Paramount Players/Paramount Arts Center

The 2nd Annual IMEA Awards will be held on October 4, 2014
at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky!