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Photos of the Actual Productions can be found in each show's Gallery

The Vagabonds Rise (2016-Present)

Nominated for 2017 OnStage Theatre Awards (CT/NY) Region - Outstanding Overall Season

Nominated for 2017 Broadwayworld Awards (CT) Region - Best Community Theatre Company

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ONE OF THE BEST PLAYS  OF  2017 - Jim Ruocco - From the Desk of Jim R
2017 Broadwayworld CT Nominee: Best Younger Actress (Under 25) - Betzabeth Castro
"dark humor, sensuality, a bit of witchery, ... Feduik-Smith did an outstanding job of bringing out the strength and fierce independence of The Scarlet Letter’s female characters"
Pillow Talking (She Said)
"true art performed by true artists ... performed with such a high caliber of professionalism and artistry  ... Ms. Feduik-Smith's staging and blocking were exemplary ... she did not disappoint. Nor did the talented cast that she assembled.
Pillow Talking (He Said)
"raw, simple and natural ... brilliantly acted and orchestrated under Feduik-Smith's steadied direction."
From the Desk of Jim R, Take 2

TWO 2017 Onstage Nominations:        Justine Wiesinger - Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

                                                                   Lynette Victoria - Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role in a Play

TEN 2017 Broadwayworld CT Nominations: Best Play / Best Ensemble in a Play

Best Director of a Play - Mat Young / Best Actor in a Play - John T Liszweski

Best Actress in a Play - Lynnette Victoria / Best Featured Actor in a Play - John R Smith Jnr

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Eric J Dino / Best Featured Actress in a Play - Maggie Pangrazio

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Justine Wiesinger / Best Lighting Design - Tanya L Feduik-Smith

"Thought-provoking, intense, intellectually stimulating...The cast is superb." - Pillow Talking / He Said

"Powerful" "Wonderful" "Hilarious" "Sharp, Witty, Bold" - Pillow Talking / She Said

"Spectacular" "Outstanding" "Perfect" "Vulgarity-Laced" - OnStage
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NINE 2017 Broadwayworld CT Nominations :

Best Play / Best Ensemble in a Play

Best Director of a Play - Michael Mele

Best Actor in a Play - Ryan Shea

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Ian C Smith

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Vicki Pellitier

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Hannah Pearsal

Best Younger Actor (Under 25) - Ian C Smith

Best Younger Actress (Under 25) - April Lichtman

SIX 2017 OnStage Nominations :

Outstanding Cast in a Play (WINNER)

Outstanding Play

Outstanding Direction of a Play - Michael Mele

​Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Joe Zumbo

​Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Ian C Smith

Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Ryan Shea

"Brash, crazy, exciting and hilariously conceived ... one of the most innovative productions of the theatrical year ... a thrilling, non-stop roller-coaster ride " - Jim Ruocco (From the Desk of Jim R)

"a young, talented, vibrant cast ... as solid as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata" "well-staged, well-directed and well produced hilarious satire." - Wayne Keeley (Pillow Talking /He Says)

"a truly extraordinary ... Each character was so layered, so rich and ... incredibly nuanced" "alternatingly raunchy, funny, and dark, ... It is a poignant look at real-life situations and real people, albeit over-the-top ones. ... This one is surely a must-see" Stephanie Lyons-Keeley of (Pillow Talking She Says)

"Bitingly funny" "Cleverly constructed" & "Quite Amazing" - Nancy Sasso Janis (OnStage Blog)

The Vagabond Theatre Company's Holiday Tradition

FOUR  2018 Broadwayworld CT Nominations:

Best Actor in a Play (Non-Equity): Ian C Smith

Best Actress in a Play (Non-Equity): Rachel Schulte

Best Ensemble Performance in a Play (Non-Equity)

Best Special Theatrical Event

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SIX  2018 Broadwayworld CT Nominations:

Best Actor in a Play (Non-Equity): Elijah Manning

Best Actress in a Play (Non-Equity): Monica O'Brien

Best Ensemble Performance in a Play (Non-Equity)

Best Director of a Play (Non-Equity): Richard Mancini

Best Sound Design (Non-Equity): Tanya Feduik-Smith

Best Play (Non-Equity)

"I had the pleasure of seeing THE EXONERATED at the historic Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT. This was my first time at this theatre and my first show that I have seen put on by the Vagabond Theatre Company. I hope to see many more in the future, as this show is amazing ... directed brilliantly by Richard Mancini ...The heart-wrenching stories were so movingly conveyed by this talented cast " 

 Sean Fallon - Broadwayworld CT

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The VTC's Holiday Tradition Continues!

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The Bijou Main Stage/Actors Guild (2013-2016)

The troupe that would become the foundation for VTC

"The Bijou Theatre and the Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre proudly call Bridgeport their home. And they're not just residing there, they're producing some of the best theatre in the region." 

Chris Peterson - Fade Up on Bridgeport: Producing Theatre In One Of America's Most Dangerous Cities - Onstageblog.com

"things were certainly on the rise for this theatre. With a strong leadership group and philosophy of inclusion, The Bijou quickly started producing some of the best local theatre in the state." 

Chris Peterson - Save The Bijou, Save Bridgeport - Onstageblog.com

"thought-provoking & relevant...the bright & dark sides of social acceptance...all around good theatre!"
Full Review @ Pillow Talking (She Said)
"Massive kudos for bringing this mature play to our community...have someone Take You Out to see it" 
Full Review @ Pillow Talking (He Said)
"Ferociously funny and darkly dramatic," 
Full Article @ Milford Mirror
 
I Have Seen The Future Of Men
- Ed Martin via Huffington Post

"Wow......stupendous, enthralling, tragic and unforgettable." 

Full review from Onstageblog.com

"Tanya Feduik Smith masterfully paces the piece ... The cast here is simply marvelous." 
Full Review @ Onstageblog.com
"Revivals of Cuckoo’s Nest are rare. This particular version is staggeringly well-done." 
Full Review @ Pillow Talking (He Said)
"a smashing success...This one is a must-see!"
Full Review @ Pillow Talking (She Said)
"intriguing and will certainly spark debate among its audience. Which is what Hamlet should do every time." 
Full Review at Onstageblog.com
"Stellar" "Impressive"
Full Recap from abloginct.com

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