Theatre Ontario Festival 2019 Awards

2019_OutsideMullingarTheatre Ontario Festival Awards are presented to Ontario's best community theatre productions, showcased at the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.

2019 Productions

  • Late Company by Jordan Tannahill, presented by Bloor West Village Players (Toronto) - ACT-CO (Association of Community Theatres-Central Ontario)
  • This Is How We Got Here by Keith Barker, presented by Gore Bay Theatre - QUONTA (Northeastern Ontario)
  • Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, presented by Domino Theatre (Kingston) - EODL (Eastern Ontario Drama League)
  • Girls Like That by Evan Placey, presented by Theatre Sarnia - WODL (Western Ontario Drama League)

2019 Awards

Award recipients are chosen by adjudicator Carolee Mason (unless otherwise specified).

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

  • Outside Mullingar, Domino Theatre


Outstanding Director

  • Valary Cook, Late Company

Honourable Mention

  • Ian Malcolm, Outside Mullingar


Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role

  • Geoff Johnson as Anthony, Outside Mullingar

Honourable Mention

  • Andrew Horbatuik as Bill Dermot, Late Company


Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role

  • Lydia Kiselyk as Debora Shaun-Hastings, Late Company

 Honourable Mention

  • Dympna McConnell as Rosemary Muldoon, Outside Mullingar


Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role

  • Sandie Cond as Aiofe Muldoon, Outside Mullingar

Honourable Mention

  • Shannon McMullan as Liset, This Is How We Got Here


Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role

  • Will Smith as Jim, This Is How We Got Here

 Honourable Mention

  • Dylan Mills-Capote as Curtis Dermot, Late Company


Outstanding Visual Presentation

  • This Is How We Got Here

Honourable Mention

  • Late Company


Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Outside Mullingar (David L. Smith, Lighting Design and Operation)

Honourable Mention

  • Girls Like That (Set design and realization)


Outstanding Coordinated Production

(This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)

  • Theatre Sarnia


Special Adjudicator Award

  • For prop coordination - food: Susan Poole, Assistant Stage Manager, Late Company


Special Adjudicator Award

  • For original music: Vern Dorge, Composer and Performer, This Is How We Got Here


Special Adjudicator Award

  • For set dressing: Whitney Purdy, Outside Mullingar


Special Adjudicator Award

  • For movement: The performers and Dance Captain (Hala Miller), Girls Like That


Special Adjudicator Award

  • For storytelling and monologues: The ensemble, This Is How We Got Here


For more information about the Theatre Ontario Festival 2019 Awards, please contact Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager at or 416.408.4556 x.13.


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