2009 Spring Festival

2009 Full-Length Festival

March 29, 2009
Adjudicator - Bea Quarrie

The 2009 Festival was a travelling festival; the Awards Brunch was hosted by Kemptville Players

Tara Players, Ottawa
"April Bright"by Dermott Bolger
February 12 to 21  
Peterborough Theatre Guild
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare
February 20 to March 6 
Ottawa Little Theatre
"Wrong Turn at Lungfish" by Marshall and Ganz
February 24 to March 14 
Domino Theatre
"Side Man" by Warren Leight
February 26 to March 14 
Suzart Productions, Ottawa
"Once Upon a Mattress" by Mary Rodgers
February 27 to March 1 

Armagh Sifton-Price Award:  Adjudicator Award for grace under pressure, making the difficult look easy 

Tara Players - "April Bright"
Natasha Zutic, Stage Manager

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Arnold Connerty Award: Adjudicator Award for Ensemble Work

Domino Theatre - "Side Man"
Clayton Garrett, Martin Santyr, Steven Spencer, Sean Byrne - the Quartet of men

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Bancroft Theatre Guild Award: For Acting Excellence

Tara Players - "April Bright"
Kelsey Emma Locklin as Rosie Bright

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City of Pembroke Trophy: Adjudicator Award for taking huge, unsurmountable challenges

Domino Theatre - "Side Man"
Backstage Crew

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Deep River Players Award: Best Visual Presentation

When it all fits, all the elements are consistent with one image/vision- costumes, set, furnishings, set dressing, make up too!
Ottawa Little Theatre - "Wrong Turn at Lungfish"

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John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Twelfth Night"
Howard Berry

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Kingston Trophy: Best Production of a Canadian Play

Not presented this year

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actor in a Major Role

Ottawa Little Theatre - "Wrong Turn at Lungfish"
Geoff Gruson as Peter Ravenswaal

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actress in a Major Role

Domino Theatre - "Side Man"
Krista Garrett as Terry

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Margaret White Award: For Acting Excellence

Ottawa Little Theatre - "Wrong Turn at Lungfish"
John Muggleton as Dominic

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Best Use of Speech

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Twelfth Night"
Cast of Twelfth Night and Chris Jackson as language coach

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Set Design

Ottawa Little Theatre - "Wrong Turn at Lungfish"
Tom Pidgeon

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Ron Hazelgrove Award: Best Cameo Performance

Suzart Productions - "Once Upon A Mattress"
Barry Caiger as Wizard

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Thérèse May Memorial Award: Outstanding Student

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Twelfth Night"
Megan Walker as Viola

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Trentonian and Tri-County Award: Best Director

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Twelfth Night"
Eric Jackson

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Leslie M. Frost Award: Best Production

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Twelfth Night "

Adjudicator Bea Quarrie has been involved in theatre most of her life. Her stage experience ranges from her first role learned phonetically at age eleven to two recent summers when she played a lead role in the 4th Line Theatre production For Home and Country, to directing a high school production of Paper Bag Princess in China for viewing by 42 million people. As well as being a theatre practitioner, Bea has served as an arts advocate on regional, provincial and national committees and Boards of Arts Councils, theatre companies and theatre service organizations. She is the co-founder of three professional companies in Peterborough, Ontario, where she has lived for the last 36 years. Her education includes an Honours degree in Drama and in Fine Arts, studies in England with Peter Brook, summer courses at Theatre Ontario and an Arts Management course at Banff. She was a member of a Canadian Theatre Educators delegation to Cuba, has adjudicated Sears Festivals and community theatre drama Festivals for twenty five years, and has directed over seventy productions ranging from Rashomon to Murray Schafer's The Enchanted Forest and Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon. She retired from teaching at Lakefield College School recently and has been exhibiting her large abstract paintings with the Visual Poetry Group of Peterborough. She is currently a subject of the National Film Board's film entitled 12 currently in production. An award-winning director whose productions have represented Canada at international festivals in Japan, Germany, Aruba, Venezuela, and Canada, Bea strongly believes in the transformative power of the arts.

Bea Quarrie's comments at the Awards Brunch.

Updated:  27 March 2015