Watch Pull-Tight’s Virtual Knot Awards June 27

51st Knot Awards Banquet logo

Pull-Tight Players will hold its 51st annual Knot Awards event virtually for the first time. The banquet and end-of-year celebration scheduled for the Cool Springs Marriott was canceled due to continuing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

The live stream of the virtual event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27 on Pull-Tight’s YouTube channel. This event will be available to all viewers. While you’re on our channel, please take a moment to subscribe.

Expect entertaining moments from some of our talented performers. Alongside our usual show and annual awards, we will announce the winners of the acting awards from the four shows we staged in the 2019-2020 season. Thank you to all our season ticket holders who submitted your votes for our actors.

The banquet committee extends our thanks to everyone for sticking with us as we blaze this online trail for the first time. We’re looking forward to a memorable evening.

Knot Awards program

Download our digital event program, or follow along below.

Order of events

Opening Video

Opening Monologue
Presented by Matt Grimes

Best Actress in an Ensemble Award
Presented by Ben Pendergrast

Best Actor in an Ensemble Award
Presented by Leslie Berra

The Miracle Worker
Presented by Jeanne Drone, director
-Techie and Congeniality Awards

Best Actor in a Featured Role
Presented by Daryle Tallent and Linda Speir

Best Actress in a Featured Role
Presented by Greg Grimsley

Friend of the Year
Presented by Matt Grimes

In Memoriam
Presented by Pat Street

Behind the Scenes Award
Presented by Jeanne Drone

Moonlight and Magnolias
Presented by Sarah Kieffner, director
– Techie and Congeniality Awards

Junior YAG and Teen YAG
Presented by Carmela Hofstee

Techie of the Year Award
Presented by Heather Bottoms

White Christmas
Presented by Pat Street, director
– Techie and Congeniality Awards

Newcomer of the Year
Presented by Pat Street

Waiting in the Wings
Presented by Matt Grimes, director
– Techie and Congeniality Awards

Shed Presentation
Presented by Chelsea Craig

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Presented by David Gallagher

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Presented by JK Gregg and Esther Jane Pope

The Real Inspector Hound

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Presented by Lynda Gibbs

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Presented by Lenny West

Cam Davis Spirit Award
Presented by Matt Grimes

Player of the Year Award
Presented by Tom Gregg

Hall of Fame
Presented by Beth Woodruff

Closing remarks and announcement of 52nd season
Presented by Matt Grimes, Dan Kassis and Beth Woodruff

Acknowledgments

Production interludes
Melanie McBurney and J.T. Landry

Opening video
Jennifer Bennett
Matt Grimes
Iain Macpherson
Julie Murphy
Matthew Redding
Joe Shepherd

Filmed and edited by Noah True

Special assistance
Sean Aiello
Lenny West

Additional presentation
Tom Gregg

Stage manager
Jeremy Hargis

Technical directors
Savannah Aiello
Matthew Redding

Banquet Committee
Matt Grimes
Dan Kassis
Beth Woodruff

Program design
Becky Leopard