2009 THEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL

2009 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 13-17, 2009, EODL, Kanata Theatre
Adjudicator - Chris Worsnop

Peterborough Theatre Guild
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare
Presented by: EODL
Wednesday, May 13 
Theatre Sarnia
"Night Sky" by Susan Yankowitz
Presented by:WODL
Thursday, May 14 
Blackhorse Village Players (Tottenham)
"Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire
Presented by: ACT-CO
Friday, May 15 
Gore Bay Theatre
"Half LIfe" by John Mighton
Presented by: QUONTA
Saturday, May 16 

Adjudicator Chris Worsnop has been connected with community and student theatre for more than 50 years. In that time he has done almost all things theatrical, playing all kinds of roles on stage, dramatic and musical, professional and non, and doing all kinds of backstage work as well. He has directed, written scripts, worked as a play polisher, presented workshops and organized and hosted festivals. He knows and understands community and student theatre from the inside. He is the proud winner of two acting awards from ACT-CO and another from EODL. For several years he operated a professional murder mystery theatre company that specialized in resort-based murderous weekends. As an adjudicator he has worked at various levels in the Sears Festival, the Meadowvale Music Theatre Festival on three separate occasions, the ACT-CO Festival for two consecutive years (2006/7 & 2007/8), the Eastern Ontario Drama League One Act Play Festival (2008) and the Theatre Ontario Festival (2009). He enjoys developing a dialogue with practitioners in his adjudications, exploring the triumphs and challenges of community and student theatre in a rigorous and friendly session of peer review. Chris is available to lead a workshop on sound design, and also enjoys working as a play polisher for spoken-word theatre.
(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 - "Proof"
    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