Theatre Ontario Festival 2011 Awards

2011_trying Theatre Ontario Festival Awards are presented to Ontario's best community theatre productions, showcased at the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.

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2011 Productions

  • Suds by Steve Gundersen, Bryan Scott & Melinda Gilb, presented by Whitby Courthouse Theatre - ACT-CO
  • Balconville by David Fennario, presented by Espanola Little Theatre - QUONTA
  • Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass, presented by Domino Theatre, from Kingston - EODL
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, presented by Theatre Windsor - WODL

2011 Awards

Award winners and nominees were chosen by adjudicator Jane Carnwath.

If additional nominations were made, all nominees are listed with the winners appearing in bold text.

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

  • Trying, Domino Theatre

Outstanding Director

  • Mike Trites, Suds
  • Penny Nash, Trying

Outstanding Performance by a Male

  • William Morrow as Judge Francis Biddle, Trying
  • Chris Lanspeary as George, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Outstanding Performance by a Female

  • Naomi Ballance as Sarah Schorr, Trying
  • Niki Richardson as Martha, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

  • Helen Landry as Irene Regan, Balconville
  • Daniela Piccinin as Honey, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

  • Jason Butler-Burns as Everyone Else, Suds
  • Chris Cayen as Tom Williams, Balconville
  • Raymond Landry as Claude Paquette, Balconville

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Suds

Outstanding Visual Presentation

  • Suds
  • Balconville

Outstanding Coordinated Production

(This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Managers, Steven Hetherington & Rob Mather)

  • Domino Theatre

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For outstanding acting ensemble: The cast, Balconville

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For musical excellence: Eric Brydges & Janice Brydes, Musical Directors, and the cast, Suds

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For sound design: Michael Gourgon, Trying

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For stage combat: The company, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For "a moment to remember": The finale and curtain call, Suds

The Perry Short Award for Set Design

(The winner receives, at their choice, a scholarship to the Theatre Ontario Summer Courses, or a workshop in their home community from a member of the Theatre Ontario Talent Bank)

  • Ian Handscomb, Suds
  • Richard Gamelin & Walter Maskel, Balconville

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