2016 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 18 - 22, 2016,
QUONTA, Gateway Theatre Guild, École Publique Odyssée
480 Norman Avenue, North Bay, ON

Wednesday, May 18
7:30pm Curved by Kristin Shepherd Gateway Theatre Guild
(North Bay) QUONTA
(Northeastern Ontario)

Thursday, May 19
7:30pm Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti (translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans) Northumberland Players
(Cobourg) EODL
(Eastern Ontario)

Friday, May 20
7:30pm 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman Theatre Sarnia WODL
(Southwestern Ontario)

Saturday, May 21
7:30pm The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic and Charlie Tomlinson The Curtain Club
(Richmond Hill) ACT-CO
(Greater Toronto Area and Central Ontario)

Theatre Ontario Fesival 2016 adjudicator:

Mimi Mekler.

Mimi Mekler’s work as director, actor, dramaturge, writer and adjudicator has taken her from California to Czechoslovakia and Italy to Israel. She is a professor in the Acting Discipline at Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Department. She also teaches for the joint Theatre and Drama Studies programme at Sheridan and University of Toronto at Mississauga, and for the Digital Character programme for Sheridan’s acclaimed Computer Animation.

2016 Theatre Ontario Awards

The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production

    Boeing Boeing, Northumberland Players

Honourable Mention

    The Drowning Girls, The Curtain Club


Outstanding Director

    Joan Burrows, The Drowning Girls

Honourable Mentions

    James Finan, Boeing Boeing
    Henri Canino, 33 Variations


Outstanding Performance by a Female

    Audrey Hummelen as Dr. Katherine Brandt, 33 Variations

Honourable Mentions

    Patsy McVicars as Wavy, Curved
    Tanya Webb as Del, Curved


Outstanding Performance by a Male

    Jamie Hunt as Robert, Boeing Boeing


Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

    David Hoare as Bernard, Boeing Boeing

Honourable Mention

    Darryl Heater as Mike Clark, 33 Variations


Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

    Andrea Hughes Coleman as Dr. Gertie Ladenburger, 33 Variations

Honourable Mention

    Johanna McPherson as Chloe, Curved


Outstanding Visual Presentation

    Boeing Boeing (James Finan, Set Designer; Ken & Jody Forsyth, Set Décor; Joe & Diana Flynn, Properties; Jamie     Finan, Costume Designer; Mary Smith & Melissa Thornton, Make-up & Hair)

Honourable Mentions

    Curved (Arndt Vonholtzendorff, Set Designer)
    The Drowning Girls (Wayne Milliner, Set Designer; Mark Hayward, Lighting Designer)


Outstanding Technical Achievement

    The Drowning Girls (John Willcock, Master Plumber)

Honourable Mention

    33 Variations (Alexandra Weselaken, Projection Design)


Outstanding Coordinated Production

(This award is chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)

    Northumberland Players


Special Adjudicator Award

    For outstanding ensemble:
    Tamara Van Bakel as Bessie, Nicole Wahl as Alice & Shelly Meichenbaum as Margaret, The Drowning Girls


Special Adjudicator Award

    "The Cherry on Top Award" for that special something in a curtain call:
     Alina Adjemian, choreographer, Boeing Boeing


Special Adjudicator Award

    "The Taboo Award" - For openness in dealing with difficult subjects:
     The cast (Johanna McPherson as Chloe, Tanya Webb as Del, Joanne Bernier as Estelle, June Keevil as Granny        Wave, Stephanie Haines as Nurse & Patsy McVicars as Wavy), Curved


Special Adjudicator Award

    "The Theme and Variation Award":
     Dan Sonier, the pianist, 33 Variations


Special Adjudicator Award

    "The 3 Cs Award" - For Creativity, Commitment and Comedy:
     Kristy Bird as Gloria, Helen Pitt Matthew as Berthe, Jody Ledgerwood as Gabriella
     & Anne-Marie Bouthillette as Gretchen, Boeing Boeing