Theatre Ontario Festival 2009 Awards

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

2009 Productions

  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, presented by Peterborough Theatre Guild - EODL
  • Night Sky by Susan Yankowitz, presented by Theatre Sarnia - WODL
  • Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, presented by Blackhorse Village Players, from Tottenham - ACT-CO
  • Half Life by John Mighton, presented by Gore Bay Theatre - QUONTA

Awards

Award winners and nominees were chosen by adjudicator Chris Worsnop.

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

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

  • Rabbit Hole, Blackhorse Village Players

Outstanding Director

  • Eric Jackson, Twelfth Night
  • Henri Canino, Night Sky
  • Harry Lavigne, Rabbit Hole
  • Walter Maskel, Half Life

Outstanding Performance by a Male

  • Brian McDonald as Feste, Twelfth Night
  • Richard Teskey as Daniel, Night Sky
  • Larry Hines as Howie, Rabbit Hole

Outstanding Performance by a Female

  • Charmain Jacklin as Anna, Night Sky
  • Chandra Mulder as Becca, Rabbit Hole
  • Shannon McMullan as Clara, Half Life

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

  • Holly Wenning Mayea in multiple roles, Night Sky
  • Jo-Anne Pulfer as Izzy, Rabbit Hole

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

  • Justin Boyd as Sebastian, Twelfth Night
  • Nicolino De Francesco as Jason, Rabbit Hole
  • John L’Heureux as Bill, Night Sky
  • David Edward as Patrick, Half Life

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Chris Jackson, Twelfth Night – for voice and language coaching
  • Henri Canino, Frank Canino & Rich Coleman, Night Sky – for sound design and projections

Outstanding Visual Presentation

  • Twelfth Night
  • Half Life

Outstanding Coordinated Production

(This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)

  • Peterborough Theatre Guild

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For fast, efficient, entertaining scene changes: Twelfth Night

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For outstanding performance by a youth: Megn Walker as Viola/Cesario, Twelfth Night

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For ensemble work: The company, Rabbit Hole

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For outstanding costumes: Howard Berry, Costume Designer, and the costume crew, Twelfth Night

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For special moments: Shannon McMullan as Clara and David Edwards as Patrick, Half Life

The Perry Short Award for Set Design

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

  • Eric Jackson, Twelfth Night
  • Bill Allingham & Henri Canino, Night Sky
  • David Edwards & Walter Maskel, Half Life

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