2011 ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

2011 One Act Play Festival, Studio Theatre Productions, Perth

November 11-13, 2011
Adjudicator - Chris Worsnop

Friday, November 11 Saturday, November 12 (afternoon) Saturday, November 12 (evening)
Studio Theatre Productions, Perth
"Mail Order Annie"
by Carl Cashin 
Valley Players of Almonte
"Those Who Can, Do"
by Marianne Mullan 
Highlands Little Theatre, Haliburton
"Gosforth's Fête"
by Alan Aycksbourn 
Theatre Night in Merrickville
"This is a Play"
by Daniel MacIver 
Ottawa Little Theatre
"The Third Life of Eddie Mann"
by John Spurway 
Peterborough Theatre Guild
"House"
by Daniel MacIver 
Kemptville Players
"Trifles"
by Susan Glaspell 
Tara Players Theatre, Ottawa
"Bedtime Story"
by Sean O'Casey 
Studio Theatre Productions, Perth
"The Christmas Tree"
by Norm Foster 

In his secret life, separate from his career as a curriculum specialist in Ontario public education, Chris Worsnop has been connected with communuity and student theatre for more than 50 years. He made his debut in a 1955 church youth club play in Blackpool, Lancashire. It is now forty some years since he played his first adult role with Ottawa's Phoenix Players. Chris has done almost everything theatrical in that time. He has played all kinds of roles on stage in both dramatic and musical productions. He has directed, written scripts, worked in numerous technical roles, presented play-polishing workshops, and organized and hosted festivals. He knows and understands community and student theatre from the inside. He has been invited to adjudicate at various levels of the Sears Drama Festival over the past twenty years, has adjudicated the Meadowvale Music Theatre Festival and the 2007/08 comedy category for the Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario (ACT-CO). In 2006/07, he was the adjudicator for ACT-CO's drama category. He is the proud winner of two ACT-CO acting Thea awards, and has awards also from EODL and (somewhere) one from that 1955 performance in Blackpool. His academic qualifications include two undergraduate and two masters degrees, from Cambridge University, Ottawa University and Queen's University. In his adjudications, Chris enjoys developing a dialoque with the theatre practitioners to explore the triumphs and challenges of community and student theatre. He promotes his own community and student theatre roots to advocate a rigorous form of peer review

 
Peterborough Theatre Guild Award Adjudicator Award for Ensemble


Studio Theatre Productions, Perth -"The Christmas Tree"

Nominated: Theatre Night in Merrickville - "This is a Play" and
Valley Players of Almonte - "Those Who Can, Do"

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Colin Mawson Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Student

No students, so no award given

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Penny Arril Adjudicator's Award for Outstanding Technical Aspect


Valley Players of Almonte -"Those Who Can, Do"
Glen Muller, Sound/Lights

Nominated: Theatre Night in Merrickville - "This is a Play" Lights and
Highlands Little Theatre, Haliburton - "Gosforth's Fête", Curtis Eastmure, Sound

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Nancy Chajkowski Memorial Award for Costume Design


Tara Players, Ottawa - "Bedtime Story"
Peggy Laverty

Nominated: Kemptville Players - "Trifles" , Barb Stiles

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Helen R McGregor Adjudicator's Award chosen by the Studio Theatre Productions, Perth Stage Managers for Best Organized Group 


Highlands Little Theatre, Haliburton - "Godforth's Fête"

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Peterborough Examiner Award for Best visual Production


Studio Theatre Productions, Perth - "Mail Order Annie"

Nominated: Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Third Life of Eddie Mann" and
Tara Players, Ottawa "Bedtime Story"

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Belleville Theatre Guild Award for a Male Actor


Peterborough Theatre Guild - "House"
Christopher Spear

Nominated: Dale McEachern as John Jo Mulligan, Tara Players, Ottawa - "Bedtime Story" and
Lucas Tennant as Daniel, Studio Theatre Productions, Perth - "The Christmas Story"

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Mae Carmichael Award for a Female Actor


Studio Theatre Productions. Perth - "Mail Order Annie"
Danielle MacDonald as Annie O'Ryan

Nominated: Kate McDonough as Debby, Valley Players of Almonte - "Those Who Can, Do" and
Irish O'Brien as Angela Nightingale, Tara Players, Ottawa - "Bedtime Story"

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Pauline Grant Award for a Male Actor


Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Third Life of Eddie Mann"
Wayne Nolan as Angel

Nominated: Paul Roach as Thomas Rodger, Studio Theatre Productions, Perth - "Mail Order Annie" and
Louis McIntyre as Stewart, Highlands Little Theatre, Haliburton - "Gosforth's Fête"

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Nepean Little Theatre Award for a Female Actor


Theatre Night in Merrickville - "This is a Play"
Ann Hartry as Older Female Actor

Nominated: Carey Smith as Mrs. Peters, Kemptville Players - "Trifles" and
Debra Dart as Mrs. Pearce, Hightlands Little Theatre, Haliburton - "Gosforth's Fête"

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Academy Theatre Foundation Best Director


Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Third Life of Eddie Mann"
Joe O'Brien

Nominated: Joan Sonnenburg, Studio Theatre Productions, Perth - "Mail Order Annie" and
Bea Quarrie, Peterborough Theatre Guild - "House"

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Ottawa Little Theatre Best Production


Peterborough Theatre Guild - "House"

Nominated: Studio Theatre Guild, Perth - "Mail Order Annie" and
Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Third Life of Eddie Mann"

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Brighton Barn Theatre People's Choice Award


Ottawa Little Theatre - "The Third Life of Eddie Mann"

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Pat Beharriel Scholarship Award

Not awarded this year.

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EODL Scholarship Award (formerly the Thérèse May Award)

Deep River Players -Vanessa Sears

Updated:  27 March 2015