2008 THEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL

2008 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 14-18, 2008, QUONTA, Gateway Theatre Guild
Adjudicator - John P. Kelly

Theatre SMC
"Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Presented by QUONTA
Wednesday, May 14 
Peterborough Theatre Guild
"Proof" by David Auburn
Presented by EODL
Thursday, May 15 
Kincardine Theatre Guild
"I Ought to be in Pictures" by Neil Simon
Presented by WODL
Friday, May 16 
Markham Little Theatre
"Outlaw" by Norm Foster
Presented by ACT-CO
Saturday, May 17  

Adjudicator John P. Kelly trained many years ago with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and has directed shows all over Ireland, including at the Abbey itself, at Dublin's second theatre The Gate, The Gaiety, The Olympia, The Cork Opera House and, in the Irish language at the National Theatre in Irish on Galway. More years ago than he cares to count, John began as an actor and director in Community Theatre. On (eventually) winning the overall circuit prize, he was offered an Irish Arts Council bursary to train professionally and quickly threw in "the day job". Over the years, he has conducted workshops with ages from four (never again!) to eighty-four (never again!!), for community and professional theatre and has even earned a few cents (eurocents) in personnel training. He joined the British Guild of Drama Adjudicators in the early 90s and, typically Irish, shortly afterwards co-founded the Irish Adjudicators Association. He has officiated at all levels including finals in Ireland and Scotland. Shortly after arriving to live in Ottawa, John formed his own professional theatre company, dedicated to cutting edge Irish work. To date, he has directed eight productions with the company Seven Thirty and, just frecently, was awarded the Best Director of 2007 by the capital Critics Circle of Ottawa. John is a friendly animal and answers to John, John P. or Sean! (taken from Theatre Ontario website)

AWARDS

The Elsie - Outstanding Production

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proof"

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Outstanding Director

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proof"

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Outstanding Performance by a Female

Peterborough Theatre Guild- "Proof"
Laura Bjorgan as Catherine

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Outstanding Performance by a Male

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proof"
Scott Drummond as Hal

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Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proof"
Katherine Miller as Claire

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Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proof"
Tom Quinn as Robert

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Outstanding Visual Presentation

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proof"
Tom Quinn as Robert

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Outstanding Technical Achievement

Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"

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Outstanding Coordinated Production (chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proof"

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The Perry Short Award (For Set Design)

Markham Little Theatre - "Outlaw"
Ross Liversage

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Special Adjudicator Awards

  • Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
    Carol Colombo, Stage Manager
  • Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Proo"
    Roy Houle, Sound Designer
  • Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
    John Hawke as The Player
  • Markham Little Theatre - "Outlaw"
    John Sellens as Dupuis Tarwater
  • Kincardine Theatre Guild - "I Ought to be in Pictures"
    Alana Boucher as Libby Tucker
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Oustanding Juvenile

Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
Andrew Lorimer as Rosencrantz 

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Outstanding Newcomer (on stage)

Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
Chris Woodcock as Hamlet

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Oustanding Newcomer (Off-Stage)

Theatre SMC - :"Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
Carol LeNestour, Director

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Outstanding Cameo Performance

Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
Quinn Pleau-MacWilliam as a Tragedian

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Outstanding Visual Moment

Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
The climb out of the barrels

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Outstanding Original Contribution

Theatre SMC - "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead"
Claryssa Webb, musical composition

Updated:  27 March. 2015