2010 THEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL

2010 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 19-23, 2010, WODL, London Community Players
Adjudicators - Theresa Sears and David Switzer

Theatre Burlington
"Breaking the Code" by Hugh Whitemore
Presented by: WODL
Wednesday, May 19 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
"The Long Weekend" by Norm Foster
Presented by: ACT-CO
Thursday, May 20 
The Gateway Theatre Guild (North Bay)
"Waiting for Godo" by Samuel Beckett
Presented by: QUONTA
Friday, May 21 
Domino Theatre, Kingston
"Doubt-a Parable" by John Patrick Shanley
Presented by: EODL
Saturday, May 23 

Adjudicators Theresa Sears and David Switzer

Theresa has been working as an actor, producer, writer and director in theatre, film, radio and television. She has also worked as a guest artist in many theatres, universities, and theatre schools across North America. Her theatre experience ranges from directing Shakespeare to creating musicals, from developing original Canadian drama to playing the Broadway classics. Performing with partner David Switzer they have played in theatres from Japan to Britain and from the North Pole to the Caribbean. Theresa has worked with many community groups as a director, play polisher and has taught at Theatre Summer Courses. Sears and Switzer have often worked as adjudicators at the Theatre Ontario Festival and for other festivals around the province. She is co-creator of the annual Sound and Light festival on Parliament Hill, recently honoured as the best special event in the world (2006.) 

David is an actor, playwright, director, workshop leader and acting instructor. He works in film, radio and television as well as theatre. With partner Theresa Sears, they have been called the "most sought-after acting coaches in Canada." Their studio in Toronto is one of Canada’s most respected actor training conservatories. He has worked as a guest artist in many theatres, universities, theatre schools and conservatories across North America. David has also worked with community groups such as Bramalea Little Theatre, Guelph Little Theatre, Tara Players of Ottawa and Take Two Theatre. The team of Sears and Switzer have been adjudicators for various Theatre Ontario Festivals, and for other festivals across Canada. He is co-creator of the Sound & Light show on Parliament Hill, honoured as the best Special Event in the world for 2006.

(taken from the Theatre Ontario website)

AWARDS

The Elsie - Outstanding Production (Award gift of the Elsie Fund)

Gateway Theatre Guild - Waiting for Godot

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Outstanding Director (Award gift of Joyce and Don Watts)

Theatre Burlington - "Breaking the Code"
Tom Mackan

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Outstanding Performance by a Female (Award gift of ACT-CO)

Domino Theatre - "Doubt - "A Parable"
Sandie Cond as Sister Aloysius Beauvier

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Outstanding Performance by a Male (Award gift of Kanata Theatre)

Theatre Burlington - "Breaking the Code"
Graham Clements as Alan Turing

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Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role (Award gift of Anne Wilson)

Theatre Burlington - "Breaking the Code"
Ariel Rogers as Sara Turing

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Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role (Award gift of QUONTA)

Theatre Burlington - "Breaking the Code"
Steve O'Brien as Dillwyn Knox

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Outstanding Visual Presentation (Award gift of Espanola Little Theatre)

Theatre Burlington - "Breaking the Code"

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Outstanding Technical Achievement (Award gift of WODL)

Domino Theatre - "Doubt - A Parable"
For sound, lighting, multi-media design and operation

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Outstanding Coordinated Production (chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)(Award gift of the Jourard family)

Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "The Long Weekend"

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The Perry Short Award (For Set Design)(Award gift of Janet Short)

Domino Theatre - "Doubt - A Parable"
Steve Vanvolkingburgh

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Special Adjudicator Awards

  • Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "The Long Weekend"
    Daryl Marks as Roger Nash, for masterful, physical and vocal comedy (Award gift of EODL)
  • Gateway Theatre Guild - "Waiting for Godot"
    Jesse Beam as Lucky, for an impressive performance (Award gift of The Curtain Club)
  • Domino Theatre - "Doubt - A Parable"
    Tamara Thomas as Mrs Muller, for best performance in a small, but pivotal role (Award gift of London Community Players)
  • Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "The Long Weekend"
    Robert Calvert, Director, for great comic pace and physical invention (Award gift of QUONTA)
  • Domino Theatre - "Doubt - A Parable"
    Frances Berry, Director, for crafting the transformative moments (Award gift of Theatre Sarnia)
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Awards of Excellence

Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "The Long Weekend"
For ensemble playing

Gateway Theatre Guild - "Waiting for Godot"
Mark Cairns as Vladimir, for creation of an exquisite tragic/comedic clown

Updated:  27 March. 2015