Theatre Ontario Festival 2005 Awards

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

2005 Productions

  • Proof by David Auburn, presented by Ottawa Little Theatre (EODL)
  • Vigil by Morris Panych, presented by Theatre Burlington (WODL)
  • Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson, presented by The Curtain Club, from Richmond Hill (ACT-CO)
  • The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin, presented by Family Life Theatre, from Sault Ste. Marie (QUONTA)

Awards

Award winners and nominees were chosen by adjudicator Jane Carnwath.

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

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

  • Marvin's Room, The Curtain Club

Outstanding Director

  • Joan Sullivan Eady, Proof

Outstanding Performance by a Male

  • Jerome Bourgault as Hal, Proof
  • Vincenzo Guerriero as Kemp, Vigil

Outstanding Performance by a Female

(The adjudicator presented two awards in this category)

  • Chantale Plante-Ginley as Catherine, Proof
  • Victoria Curran as Bessie, Marvin's Room
  • Dalene Flannigan as Lee, Marvin's Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

  • Kay Valentine as Ruth, Marvin's Room
  • Rebecca Buttigieg as Sheila, The Boys Next Door

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

  • Stephan Ermel as Hank, Marvin's Room

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Vigil

Outstanding Visual Presentation

  • Vigil

Outstanding Coordinated Production

(This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)

  • The Curtain Club

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For outstanding ensemble: The Boys Next Door

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For outstanding performance by a juvenile: Tristan Claxton as Charlie, Marvin's Room

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For memorable moment 1: The "all-is-revealed" moment, Vigil

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For memorable moment 2: The brilliant orchestration of a wrenching emotional train-wreck, The Boys Next Door

Special Adjudicator Award

(not awarded in lieu of second award for Outstanding Performance by a Female)

The Richard Howard Award

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

  • Michael Hennessy, The Boys Next Door

The Perry Short Award for Set Design

(The winner receives a scholarship to the Theatre Ontario Summer Courses)

  • Mary Jane Boon, Marvin's Room

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