April 14th was an exciting night at the ACT-CO Gala. Congratulations to ACT-CO on a well organized and well planned evening.
The Curtain Club did extremely well. See the full results on their website here. Here is a brief summary of how we did:
We had 3 shows adjudicated this year: The December Man (l’homme de decembre) by Colleen Murphy (Drama); Welfarewell by Cat Delaney (Comedy) and Willow Quartet by Joan Burrows (Drama). The Festival had a total of 10 Dramas and 21 Comedies entered into Festival.
We were awarded a total of 16 nominations and 5 wins…. Here is the breakdown!
Best Set Design Drama: Nomination and WIN for Wayne Milliner & Alice Torrance for Willow Quartet
Best Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role Comedy: Nomination Cam Lund – Wellfarewell Best Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role Comedy: Nomination Shannon Hill – Wellfarewell
Best Costume Design Drama: Nomination Samantha Lynch – The December Man Best Costume Design Comedy: Nomination Amanda Eason – Wellfarewell
Drama Adjudicator Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role: Nomination Nathanial Kinghan for The December Man Best Sound Design Comedy: Nomination Bodene and Dave Corbitt
Best Performance by a Male in a Leading Role Drama: Nomination and WIN Rob Goodale for The December Man
Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role Drama: Nomination Victoria Curran for Willow Quartet Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role Drama: Nomination and WIN Lise Boily for The December Man
Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role Comedy: Nomination Kay Valentine – Wellfarewell
Comedy Adjudicator Award for Best Ensemble: Nomination the Ensemble of Welfarewell
Comedy Adjudicator Award for Stage Management: Nomination and WIN Steve Hetherington & David Corbitt – Wellfarewell
Best Director Drama: Nomination Brian Moore for The December Man
Best Production Comedy: Nomination Welfarewell
Best Production Drama: Nomination and WIN The December Man
And we are thrilled to announce that our production of The December Man will be representing ACT-CO at the Theatre Ontario Festival next month in Sault Ste. Marie. Check out the Theatre Ontario Festival website.
Many of our friends from Theatre Aurora, Markham Little Theatre, Whitby, Amicus, East Side Players and many more were deservedly recognized for all their achievements as well.
Some of our members at other groups:
Lighting Design – Drama – Mary Jane Boon for All My Sons at Amicus Productions
Adjudicator Award – Character Performance WIN for John Sellens as Davey/Steve/Tommy in Bedtime Stories at Markham Little Theatre
We would also like to especially congratulate Brandon Moore on receiving the ACT-CO Lifetime Achievement Award. Well done Brandon!