Theatre Ontario Festival 2002 Awards

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

2002 Productions

  • Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing, presented by Burlington Little Theatre (WODL)
  • The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, presented by East Side Players, from Toronto (ACT-CO)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, presented by Northumberland Players, from Cobourg (EODL)
  • High Life by Lee MacDougall, presented by Gateway Theatre Guild (QUONTA)

Awards

Award winners and nominees were chosen by adjudicator Richard Howard.

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

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

  • Eleemosynary, Burlington Little Theatre

Best Director

  • Liz Inman, Eleemosynary
  • Val Russell, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role

  • Moe Dwyer as Artie, Eleemosynary
  • Jo Skilton as Dorothea, Eleemosynary

Best Performance by a Male in a Leading Role

  • Anthony Parise as The Writer, The Good Doctor
  • Dan Kapp as Judas Iscariot, Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Verlyn Plowman as Dick, High Life

Best Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

  • Peter Church as Ensemble, The Good Doctor
  • Ron Kivinen as Ensemble, The Good Doctor
  • Derrick Cunningham as Peter, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

  • Kelci Archibarld as Ensemble, The Good Doctor
  • Diana Reid as Mary, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Visual Presentation

  • Eleemosynary
  • Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Technical Achievement

  • High Life

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For an outstanding contribution to a production: Mike Glussich, Lighting Designer, High Life

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For excellence in stage management: Nicole McDowell, Stage Manager, High Life

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For an outstanding cameo performance: Richard Scrimger as King Herod, Jesus Christ Superstar

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For a theatrically compelling moment: The six overture dancers, Jesus Christ Superstar

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For outstanding vocal work: The cast, The Good Doctor

The Richard Howard Award

(The award is presented to a competing director. The winner receives a scholarship to the Theatre Ontario Summer Courses)

  • Randy Pryce, The Good Doctor

Best Juvenile

  • Gabrielle Ackerman as Echo, Eleemosynary

Best Newcomer (On Stage)

  • Northumberland Players - newcomer to Festival

Best Original Contribution

  • High Life - for boldness and professionalism within a production

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