Before we announce the winners of the 2019 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.

Haunted by lost love and tormented by vermin, Simon Bracken embodied the role of Gordon, a man on the edge, in Matthew McKenzie’s newest iteration of The Particulars. Accompanying dancers added an additional layer of nuance to soften, as well as bring to life, the intense emotion of this darkly comedic drama. Nominated for both Outstanding New Work (McKenzie) and Outstanding Performance in a Play (Bracken), The Particulars becomes an even more relevant story today, reflecting our current situation of isolation and global grief.