2011 Spring Festival

2011 Full-Length Festival

April 3rd, 2011
Adjudicator - John Lazarus
The 2011 Festival was a travelling festival. The Awards Brunch was hosted by Peterborough Theatre Guild.

Northumberland Players, Cobourg
"Having Hope at Home" by David S. Craig
October 22 - November , 2010 
Ottawa Little Theatre
"The Long Weekend" by Norm Foster
February 8 - February 26 
Valley Players of Almonte
"Looking" by Norm Foster
February 11, 12, 13 (14:30 pm), 18, 19, 2011 
Peterborough Theatre Guild
"Art" by Yasmina Reza
February 18 - March 5 
Domino Theatre, Kingston
"Trying" by Joanna McClelland Glass
March 10 - March 26 
Theatre Night in Merrickville
"The Farm Show" by Theatre Passe Muraille
March 31 - April 3 

Adjudicator John Lazarus is an internationally-known, award-winning Canadian playwright and teacher. He has taught at Studio 58, the Vancouver Film School, and the National Theatre School, and is presently a professor in the Drama Department at Queen’s University. For many years he worked as the Vancouver theatre critic for CBC Radio. In addition to the E.O.D.L., he has also adjudicated for Theatre B.C., the Association of B.C. Drama Educators, and the Sears Festivals, and this year he is adjudicating festivals for both the Eastern Ontario and Western Ontario Drama Leagues. His latest play, Trouble on Dibble Street, was produced this past summer at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, and his next play, Old Enough to Kill, will be produced on Queen’s campus by Gnu Ground this coming April. John is a graduate of the National Theatre School.

Armagh Sifton-Price Award:  Adjudicator Award for the music

Theatre Night in Merrickville - "The Farm Show"
Marcia Phillips and her musicians Paul Sutterlin and Gary Roberts

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Arnold Connerty Award: Adjudicator Award for the fake accent

Northumberland Players, Cobourg - "Having Hope at Home"
Greg Curtis as Michel

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Bancroft Theatre Guild Award: For Acting Excellence

Valley Players, Almonte - "Looking"
Robert Horne as Andy

Nominated: Ken Godmere as Roger, Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Long Weekend"

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City of Pembroke Trophy: Adjudicator Award for the most sophisticated production

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Art"

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Deep River Players Award: Best Visual Presentation

Theatre Night in Merrickville - "The Farm Show"
Set Design by Rod Fournier, Gillian Morden and Andrea Howard; Set Decorating and Scene Painting by Gillian Morden; Costumes by Nancy Harris and Lighting by Kendrick de Lepper and Rich Huton

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John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming

Domino Theatre Inc. - "Trying"
Claudia Wade, Costume Designer

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Kingston Trophy: Best Production of a Canadian Play

Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Long Weekend"

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actor in a Major Role

Domino Theatre Inc. - "Trying"
William Morrow as Judge Francis Biddle

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Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actress in a Major Role

Northumberland Players, Cobourg - "Having Hope at Home"
Jody Ledgerwood as Carolyn (Caro)

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Margaret White Award: For Acting Excellence

Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Long Weekend"
Irish O'Brien as Wynn

Nominated: Honor Sylvester as Dawn, Northumberland Players, Cobourg - "Having Hope at Home" and
Melanie Hollingworth as Abby, Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Long Weekend"

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Best Use of Speech

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Art"
Randy Lawrence as Yvan

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Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Set Design

Peterborough Theatre Guild - "Art"
Ian Burns and Wyatt Lamoureux, Set Designers

Nominated: Domino Theatre Inc.- "Trying" and
Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Long Weekend"

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Ron Hazelgrove Award: Best Cameo Performance

Theatre Night in Merrickville - "The Farm Show"
Gerard Phillips for the bale scene

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Thérèse May Memorial Award: Outstanding Student

Valley Players, Almonte- "Looking"
Jeff Gourgon, Sound Technician

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Trentonian and Tri-County Award: Best Director

Domino Theatre Inc. - "Trying"
Penny Nash

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Leslie M. Frost Award: Best Production

Domino Theatre Inc.- "Trying"

Nominated: Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Long Weekend"

Updated:  27 March 2015