2011 THEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL

2011 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 18 - 22, 2011, ACT-CO, The Curtain Club, Richmond Hill
Adjudicator - Jane Carnwath

Whitby Courthouse Theatre
"Suds" by Steve Gundersen, Bryan Scott & Melinda Gilb
Presented by: ACT-CO
Wednesday, May 18 
Espanola Little Theatre
"Balconville" by David Fennario
Presented by:QUONTA
Thursday, May 19 
Domino Theatre, Kingston
"Trying" by Joanna McClelland Glass
Presented by: EODL
Friday, May 20 
Theatre Windsor
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee
Presented by: WODL
Saturday, May 21 

Director, writer, adjudicator Jane Carnwath has worked and taught in all aspects of the theatre. An MFA in theatre from York University, she was Professor of Acting in the Music Theatre Program at Sheridan College for ten years. For several years, she was Program Director of the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto.

Her most recent directing credits include After You by Dave Carley, Homeward Bound by Elliot Hayes, and Pride and Prejudice, all for the Alumnae Theatre. She works with community theatre groups as production consultant and acting instructor. She taught a directing intensive workshop at Theatre Ontario Summer Courses for a number of years. Jane has adjudicated for WODL, QUONTA and ACT-CO, as well as the Theatre Saskatchewan Festival. In 2005, she adjudicated the Theatre Ontario Festival in Belleville

AWARDS

The Elsie - Outstanding Production


Domino Theatre - "Trying"

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Outstanding Director

Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "Suds"
Mike Trites

Nominated: Penny Nash, "Trying", Domino Theatre

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Outstanding Performance by a Female

Domino Theatre - "Trying"
Naomi Ballance as Sarah Schorr

Nominated: Niki Richardson as Martha, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

Theatre Windsor - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Daniela Piccinin as Honey

Nominated: Helen Landry as Irene Regan, "Balconville", Espanola Little Theatre

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Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

Espanola Little Theatre - "Balconville"
Raymond Landry as Claude Paquette

Nominated: Jason Butler-Burns as Everyone Else, "Suds", Whitby Courthouse Theatre and
Chirs Cayen as Tom Williams, "Balconville", Espanola Little Theatre

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Outstanding Visual Presentation

Espanola Little Theatre - 'Balconville"

Nominated: "Sud", Whitby Courthouse Theatre

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Outstanding Technical Achievement

Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "Suds"

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Outstanding Coordinated Production (chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)

Domino Theatre - "Trying"

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The Perry Short Award (For Set Design)

Espanola Little Theatre - "Balconville"
Richard Gamelin & Walter Maskel

Nominated: Ian Handscomb, "Suds", Whitby Courthouse Theatre

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Special Adjudicator Awards

  • Espanola Little Theatre - "Balconville"
    The cast, for outstanding acting ensemble
  • Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "Suds"
    Eric Brydges & Janice Brydges, Musical Directors, and the cast for musical excellence
  • Domino Theatre - "Trying"
    Michael Gourgon for sound design
  • Theatre Windsor - "Who's Afraid of Virginica Woolf?"
    The company for stage combat 
  • Whitby Courthouse Theatre - "Suds"
    For "a moment to remember" - The finale and curtain call

Updated:  27 March. 2015