Theatre Ontario Festival 2013 Awards

festival2013_lookingTheatre Ontario Festival Awards are presented to Ontario's best community theatre productions, showcased at the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.

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2013 Productions

  • Having Hope at Home by David S. Craig, presented by Theatre Night In Merrickville - EODL
  • Orphans by Dennis Kelly, presented by Theatre Ensemble (Theatre Intrigue Society), from Windsor - WODL
  • Mending Fences by Norm Foster, presented by Markham Little Theatre - ACT-CO
  • Looking by Norm Foster, presented by Espanola Little Theatre - QUONTA

2013 Awards

Award winners and nominees are chosen by adjudicator John P. Kelly.

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

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

  • Looking, Espanola Little Theatre

Outstanding Director

  • Jeff Bastien, John Nabben, Jacqueline Tinus & Kyla Chandler, Orphans
  • Walter Maskel, Looking

Outstanding Performance by a Male

  • Jeff Bastien as Danny, Orphans
  • John Nabben as Liam, Orphans
  • Steve Birtles as Drew, Mending Fences
  • Dario Laurenti as Matt, Looking
  • Jason Morrow as Andy, Looking

Outstanding Performance by a Female

  • Jacquelin Tinus as Helen, Orphans
  • Michèle Browne as Gin, Mending Fences
  • Kathy Carré as Val, Looking
  • Theresa Laurenti as Nina, Looking

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

  • Sheila Cook as Dawn Shaw, Having Hope at Home
  • Annette Huton as Jane Bingham, Having Hope at Home
  • Anne-Marie Hurle as Lori / Harry's Mom, Mending Fences

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

  • Peter Crate as Russell, Having Hope at Home

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Nominations for Lighting

  • Sara Campeau, Orphans - For very special lighting throughout
  • Walter Maskel, Looking - For wonderful mood work

Outstanding Visual Presentation

  • Having Hope at Home
  • Orphans
  • Mending Fences
  • Looking

Outstanding Coordinated Production

(This award is chosen by Bob Brooks, Festival Stage Manager)

  • Espanola Little Theatre, Looking

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For live music: Marcia Phillips & Gary Roberts, Having Hope at Home

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For outstanding work by a juvenile: Kyla Chandler, Stage Manager, Orphans

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For properties: Keith Stanton & Helen Steenburgh, Having Hope at Home

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For original music contribution: Tanner Dory, Orphans

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For best moment of theatre: The vocal choreography of the ending of Act One, Looking

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)

  • Rob Fournier & Vicki Graham, Having Hope at Home
  • Jeff Bastien, Orphans

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For more information about the Theatre Ontario Festival 2013 Awards, please contact Anne Mooney, Community Theatre Coordinator, at anne@theatreontario.org or 416.408.4556 x.13.

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