2007 Spring Festival

2007 Full-Length Festival

April 1, 2007
Adjudicator - John P. Kelly

The 2007 Festival was a travelling festival; the Awards Brunch was hosted by Belleville Theatre Guild 

Belleville Theatre Guild
"Waiting For the Parade" by John Murrell
Directed by: Jim Alexander
February 14-17, 20-24, 27, March 3 
Domino Theatre, Kingston
"All My Sons" by Arthur Miller
Directed by Ian Malcolm
February 22-24, March 1-3,8-10 
Northumberland Players
"The Full Monty" by David Yuzbek and Terrance McNally
Directed by Val Russell
February 23, 24, March 1 - 3 
Peterborough Theatre Guild
"Autumn Leaves" by Robert Ainsworth
Directed by Robert Ainsworth
February 18 - March 4 
Tara Players Theatre, Ottawa
"Making History" by Brian Friel
Directed by Don Fex
March 1 - 4, 8 - 10 
Theatre Night in Merrickville
"The Rainmaker" by N. Richard Nash
Directed by Anita Huton
March 15 - 18 
Vagabond Theatre
"The Cocktail Hour" by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Michael Togneri
March 23 - 31 
   

Adjudicator John P. Kelly trained many years ago with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and has directed shows all over Ireland, including at the Abbey itself, at Dublin's second theatre The Gate, The Gaiety, The Olympia, The Cork Opera House and, in the Irish language at the National Theatre in Irish in Galway. More years ago than he cares to count, John began as an actor and director in Community Theatre. On (eventually) winning the overall circuit prize, he was offered an Irish Arts Council bursary to train professionally and quickly threw in "the day job". Over the years, he has conducted workshops with ages from four (never again!) to eighty-four (never again!!), for community and professional theatre and has even earned a few cents (eurocents) in personnel training. He joined the British Guild of Drama Adjudicators in the early 90s and, typically Irish, shortly afterwards co-founded the Irish Adjudicators Association. He has officiated at all levels including finals in Ireland and Scotland. In October 2004, he did his first Canadian Festival in Peterborough. John is a friendly animal and answers to John, John P. or Sean!

Armagh Sifton-Price Award: Adjudicator Award for Technical Contribution

Tara Players - "Making History"
Pat Marshall and Allan Meltzer for live music

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Arnold Connerty Award: Adjudicator Award

Theatre Nigth in Merrickville - "The Rainmaker"
Deb Fortin and contruction team for the Tack Room

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Bancroft Theatre Guild Award: For Acting Excellence

Domino Theatre - "All My Sons"
Matthew Davis as George

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City of Pembroke Trophy: Adjudicator Award

Belleville Theatre Guild - "Waiting for the Parade"
Rick Bough for Sound Design and Operation

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Deep River Players Award: Best Visual Presentation

Northumberland Players - "The Full Monty"

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John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming

Domino Theatre - "All My Sons"
Elizabeth Bowes

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Kingston Trophy: Best Production of a Canadian Play

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Autumn Leaves" by Robert Ainsworth

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actor in a Major Role

Vagabond Theatre - "The Cocktail Hour"
Bill Roddy as Bradley

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actress in a Major Role

Domino Theatre - "All My Sons"
Tiana Meade as Anne

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Margaret White Award: For Acting Excellence

Domino Theatre - "All My Son"
Amy Symington as Lydia

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Best Use of Speech

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Autumn Leaves"
Gillian Wilson

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Set Design

Domino Theatre - "All My Sons"
Liz Schell

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Ron Hazelgrove Award: Best Cameo Performance

Domino Theatre - "All My Sons"
Liam McConnell-Radford

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Thérèse May Memorial Award: Outstanding Student

Northumberland Players - "The Full Monty"
Alex Roy as Nathan

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Trentonian and Tri-County Award: Best Director

Northumberland Players - "The Full Monty"
Valerie Russell

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Leslie M. Frost Award: Best Production

Northumberland Players - "The Full Monty"
Note: Northumberland Players opted not to represent EODL at the Theatre Ontario Festival. Domino Theatre's production of "All My Sons" was chosen as second place and attended Theatre Ontario.

Updated:  27 March 2015