Theatre Ontario Festival 2006 Awards

festival2006_someonewhollwatchovermeTheatre Ontario Festival Awards are presented to Ontario's best community theatre productions, showcased at the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.

2006 Productions

  • Jake's Women by Neil Simon, presented by Theatre Sarnia (WODL)
  • Proof by David Auburn, presented by The Curtain Club, from Richmond Hill (ACT-CO)
  • That Summer by David French, presented by Theatre SMC, from Sault Ste. Marie (QUONTA)
  • Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness, presented by Peterborough Theatre Guild (EODL)

Awards

Award winners and nominees were chosen by adjudicator Virginia Reh.

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

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

  • Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Peterborough Theatre Guild

Outstanding Director

  • Nora & John Martyn, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Outstanding Performance by a Female

  • Karen Davies as Julie, Jake's Women
  • Shannon L. Aguila as Catherine, Proof
  • Shana Brown as Margaret Ryan, That Summer

Outstanding Performance by a Male

  • Tim Caddigan as Edward, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Smiley as Hal, Proof
  • Caleb Nault as Paul Wyatt, That Summer
  • David O'Neill as Adam, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

  • Marney Austen as Karen, Jake's Women
  • Jean Simon as Edith, Jake's Women

Outstanding Visual Presentation

For set, costumes, lights, props, and set decor

  • Proof

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • That Summer

Outstanding Coordinated Production

(This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)

  • The Curtain Club

Special Adjudicator Award

For outstanding performance youth:

  • Chloe Milne as Molly (12), Jake's Women
  • Katie Irwin as Caitlin, That Summer

Special Adjudicator Award

For outstanding performance by a newcomer:

  • Jennifer Gooderham as Daisy Ryan, That Summer
  • Caleb Nault as Paul Wyatt, That Summer

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For a sensitive musical embodiment of memories: Meghan Gardner, Violinist, That Summer

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For ensemble acting: Jake's Women

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For extraordinary character creation: Christopher Spear as Michael, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

The Richard Howard Award

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

  • Joseph Lauzon & Loretta Durat, That Summer

The Perry Short Award for Set Design

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

  • Mary Jane Boon, Proof

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