2013 Full Length Festival

April 7th, 2013
Adjudicator - Dennis Johnson
The 2013 Spring Festival will be a travelling festival. The host for the awards banquet will be Belleville Theatre Guild.


Vagabond Theatre, Cornwall
Sex Please We're Sixty(Comedy) by Michael and Susan Parker
November 9, 10, 11 (1:30 pm),15, 16 and 17, 2012, in the Dream Builder Studios
Lindsay Little Theatre
According to Hoyle(Comedic Drama) by William Gaminara
January 18, 19, 25 and 26
Northumberland Players
Bedroom Farce(Comedy) by Alan Ayckbourn
January 18, 19, 20, 25,26, 27 - February 1, 2, 3, at the Best Western Inn, Cobourg
Prince Edward Community Theatre
Moon Over Buffalo(Comedy) by Ken Ludwig
February 9 and 16 at 8:00 pm
and February 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm
Belleville Theatre Guild
Bedtime Stories(Comedy) by Norm Foster
February 7 - 22 and 23
Peterborough Theatre Guild
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)(Comedy) by Jess Winfield, Adam Long and Daniel Singer
February 15 - March 2, Feb 23
Domino Theatre, Kingston
Enchanted April (Drama) by Matthew Barber
March 7 - 23
Ottawa Little Theatre
Deathtrap(Thriller) by Ira Levin
March 19 - April 6
Theatre Night in Merrickville
Having Hope at Home (Canadian Comedy) by David S. Green
April 4 - 7

Dennis Johnson is an educator and director with twenty-five years experience as an adjudicator. He holds an M.A. in Educational Drama and has studied theatre in Ontario, New York, and California. A wide-ranging teaching career includes Dramatic Arts teacher qualifications courses at U. of T. and Brock University, as well as a Circus Skills course at the Maggie Bassett Studio. Dennis has also been active in community theatre for over thirty years as an actor, director, producer and set designer for the Road Show Theatre, the Guelph Little Theatre, Royal City Musical Productions and Theatre Guelph. Recent directing credits include Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Schoolhouse (by Leanna Brodie) at the River Run Centre in Guelph. Dennis Johnson has served on the Education and Summer Courses committees of Theatre Ontario. He worked for nine years on the executive of CODE [the Council of Drama in Education - Ontario’s professional association of drama teachers] three of them as President. Dennis also spent three years [2008-2011] as Community Theatre Coordinator for Theatre Ontario. As a director and actor, he has been on the “receiving end” of festival adjudications many times. Dennis has been associated with the Sears Ontario Drama Festival since 1970 as a director and festival coordinator, and has adjudicated at both the District and Regional levels. He has adjudicated for the Association of Community Theatres Central Ontario [ACT-CO] in all three categories – Comedy, Drama and Musical Theatre - and has twice been Preliminary Adjudicator for the Western Ontario Drama League [WODL]
All photographs at the Awards Banquet were taken by Greg Pinchin, Photographer
City of Pembroke Trophy: Adjudicator Award for Most Effective Theatrical Moment



Presented by Cameron Gray


Domino Theatre, Kingston - Enchanted April
Jamie East as Mellersh Wilton for the bagnobooma scene
Honorable Mentions: Cast, Director and Crew of, Lindsay Little Theatre - According to Hoyle for perfectly staged Card Games and
John Collins, Director, and Dan DeMarbre (Actor) for the Lazarus moment, Ottawa Little Theatre Deathtrap
 
Armagh Sifton-Price Award: Adjudicator Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement
(note from Adjudicator: It should be noted that this award was originally donated for Technical Achievement)



Presented by Andy Travis


Ottawa Little Theatre - Deathtrap

Honorable Mentions: Richard Lummiss for Sound Design, Belleville Theatre Guild - Bedtime Stories ,
Stuart Payne for Lighting Design, Domino Theatre Inc., Kingston - Enchanted April and
Peter Boire for the Soundscape, Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
 
Arnold Connerty Award: Adjudicator Award for Oustanding Beginner



Presented by Anne Mooney


Lindsay Little Theatre - According to Hoyle
Joe Kelly for his first ever acting role as Eddie
Honorable Mentions: Laurie McRae-Bingly for hisr first Directing assignment, Vagabond Theatre, Cornwall Sex Please We're Sixty and
Elaine Winger for her first assignment as Producer, Northumberland Players - Bedroom Farce
 
Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Set Design



Presented by Lise lindenburg



Northumberland Players, Cobourg - Bedroom Farce
Jan Crane (Set Design) and Leslee Argue (Set Décor)
Honorable Mentions: Ian Burns, Peterborough Theatre Guild - The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and
Rod Fournier and Vicki Graham, Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
 
John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming



Presented by Eleanor Jirourd



Belleville Theatre Guild - Bedtime Stories
Linda Serres, Liz Marshall and Yvon Menard
Honorable Mentions: Jennifer Sek, Peterborough Theatre Guild - The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and
Sarah Toomey, Domino Theatre - Enchanted April
 
Deep River Players Award: Best Visual Presentation



Presented by Barbara Kobolak



Peterborough Theatre Guild - The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Honorable Mentions: Northumberland Players - Bedroom Farce and

Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
 
Ron Hazelgrove Award: Best Cameo Performance



Presented by Marvin Tucker



Prince Edward Community Theatre - Moon Over Buffalo
Crystal Mayer as Eileen
Honorable Mentions: Alexandra Bell as Yolanda the Taxi Driver, Belleville Theatre Guild - Bedroom Farce
and
Gordon Walls as Porter Milgrim, Ottawa Little Theatre - Deathtrap
 
Thérèse May Memorial Award: Outstanding Contribution by a Student



Presented by Mark Mooney



Belleville Theatre Guild - Bedtime Stories
Maiya Thompson as Melody Ballantyne
 
Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Best Use of Speech


Presented by Carol Peoples


Vagabond Theatre, Cornwall - Sex Please We're Sixty

The Cast
Honorable Mention: The Cast, Domino Theatre, Kingston - Enchanted April
 
Margaret White Award: For Acting Excellence



Presented by Beth McMaster, Margaret Shearman accepting for Amber



Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
Amber Anderson as Carolyn Bingham
Honorable Mentions: Janet Phillips as Susannah, Northumberland Players - Bedroom Farce
and
Heather Barker as Sandy the Stripper, Belleville Theatre Guild - Bedtime Stories
 
Bancroft Theatre Guild Award for Acting Excellence



Presented by Phil Bowerman



Lindsay Little Theatre - According to Hoyle
Rob Powell as Micky
Honorable Mentions: Jean Leger as Henry Mitchell, Vagabond Theatre, Cornwall - Sex Please We're Sexy
and
Luke Foster for performing many be-wigged, vomiting leading ladies, Peterborough Theatre Guild - The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
 
Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actor in a Major Role



Presented by Dave Henderson



Prince Edward Community Theatre - Moon Over Buffalo
Mark Daniher as George Hay

Honorable Mention: Dan DeMarbre as Clifford Anderson, Ottawa Little Theatre - Deathtrap
 
Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actress in a Major Role



Presented by Nancy Garrod



Domino Theatre, Kingston - Enchanted April
Joint award to Andrea Hiltz as Charlotte Wilton and Helen Bretzke as Rose Arnott
 
Kingston Trophy: Best Production of a Canadian Play



Presented by Florence Moore



Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
Honorable Mention: Belleville Theatre Guiild - Bedtime Stories
 
Trentonian and Tri-County Award: Best Director



Presented by James Alexander



Northumberland Players - Bedroom Farce
Shannon Oliver
Honorable Mention: John Collins, Ottawa Little Theatre - Deathtrap
and
Margaret Shearman, Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
 
Leslie M. Frost Award: Best Production



Presented by Carol Beauchamp



Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
Honorable Mention: Northumberland Players - Bedroom Farce
 

Other Pictures taken

Pat Gray, Past President, Belleville Theatre Guild, introducing the Adjudicator Dennis Johnson. MC Debra Tosh in the background

The adjudicator, Dennis Johnson

Updated: 20 April, 2013