2006 Spring Festival

2006 Full-Length Festival

March 16 - 19, 2006
Adjudicator - Brian Van Norman

Peterborough Theatre Guild
"Someone to Watch Over Me"
Directed by 
Domino Theatre, Kingston
"The Dining Room"
Directed by Ian Malcolm 
Swimming with Sharks Theatre Company, Kingston
"Mart Stuart"
Directed by 

Adjudicator Brian Van Norman has been employed over 35 years in a variety of venues within the theatre community. As well as being an educator, he has worked with school, university, amateur and professional companies serving variously as director, writer, producer and designer. A popular and experienced adjudicator due to his constructive, positive style, Brian has adjudicated literally hundreds of plays through the past ten years. He has adjudicated for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival on multiple occasions at District and Regional levels, for the Western Ontario Drama League, Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario (GTA), the Eastern Ontario Drama League and for the Theatre Ontario 2007 Festival. Brian also authored the Guidelines for Adjudicators document for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival. Brian has served on the Board of Theatre Ontario and is a member of Theatre Ontario's Professional Talent Bank. When not adjudicating, writing, or directing, Brian conducts a variety of highly sought after theatre workshops in acting, directing and design, as well as play polishing. Brian taught "Director's Bootcamp" for the Theatre Ontario Summer Courses at Brock University. The range of Brian's work runs the gamut of theatrical styles in the over two hundred productions he has directed. He has worked in drama, dance and film. His projects have appeared in a number of professional venues including the Stratford Festival, the Arts Club Theatre in New York, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, the Grand Theatre in London, Theatre & Company, the Waterloo Stage and Next Level Theatre in the Waterloo Region and Theatre Muskoka, as well as in numerous amateur and educational venues. Brian has also acted...once. He played the dead guy.

Armagh Sifton-Price Award: Adjudicator Award for Technical Contribution

Domino Theatre - "The Dining Room"
Sherri Haigh for props

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Arnold Connerty Award: Adjudicator Award

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"
Barry Cowling, Jake Burke, Elgin Northey

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Bancroft Theatre Guild Award: For Acting Excellence

Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company - "Mary Stuart"
Jennifer Kenneally as Elizabeth / Kennedy

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City of Pembroke Trophy: Adjudicator Award

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"
William Disch for Set Decoration

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Deep River Players Award: Best Visual Presentation

Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company- "Mary Stuart"

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John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming

Domino Theatre - "The Dining Room"
Frances Berry and the cast

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Kingston Trophy: Best Production of a Canadian Play

No Canadian play presented

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actor in a Major Role

Peterborough Theatre Guild- "Somone Who'll Watch Over Me"
Shared by: Christopher Spear as Michael, Tim Caddigan as Edward and David O'Neill as Adam

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actress in a Major Role

Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company - "Mary Stuart"
Barbara Bell as Mary / Nanny

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Margaret White Award: For Acting Excellence

Domino Theatre - "The Dining Room"
Dympna McConnell Radford

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Best Use of Speech

Domino Theatre - "The Dining Room"
Terry Wade as Harvey

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Set Design

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"
Nora Martyn

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Ron Hazelgrove Award: Best Cameo Performance

Domino Theatre - "The Dining Room"
Susan Lewis as a maid

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Thérèse May Memorial Award: Outstanding Student

Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company - "Mary Stuart"
Erin Reinelt as Lettice Knollys

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Trentonian and Tri-County Award: Best Director

Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company -  "Mary Stuart"
Geoff Johnson

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Leslie M. Frost Award: Best Production

Peterborough Theatre Guild- "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"

Updated:  27 March 2015