2017 Full Length Festival - Traveling Festival

November 17, 2016 - March 31, 2017





Adjudicator - John P Kelly

And so this year, for the second time at our EODL full length festival we welcome John P Kelly as our adjudicator and wish him well as he travels through the snow (assuming we have any).

2016 has been a busy year for John, both in directing and in adjudicating.  He was invited to his native Ireland for both.  In March, he travelled over to do a full-length festival there lasting ten nights and within a month he was back directing at the famous Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.  Somewhere along the line he found time to fit in two productions in Ottawa.  He is delighted to be adjudicating again in his preferred country!

John arrived here in 2004 after a long career in Theatre and Broadcasting in Ireland, Scotland and England.   In Broadcasting, he began as a radio drama director before rising to take charge of all Arts output for the Irish National Broadcaster.  He trained in direction with the famous Abbey Theatre and has directed all over the country including in many of its major venues.  Since arriving here, he has directed almost forty professional productions and work-shopped and adjudicated all over Ontario.  He likes to boast that, because of his work with Community Theatre, he has probably seen more of Ontario than most Ontarians.

He is a friendly animal and answers to John, John P and/or Sean.

Adjucator's, John P. Kelly, closing remarks at the Awards Brunch

November 17, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Dates of Adjudication

Nominations and Awards

CITY OF PEMBROKE ADJUDICATOR AWARD

a) Original music - "The Drawer Boy", Brockville Theatre Guild

b) Rachel Worton - Stage Manager, "Schoolhouse", Kanata Theatre

c) Joanne LeClerc - Set Painting, "Frozen Dreams", Theatre Night in Merrickville

WINNER:  Andrew Morley, Philip Peterson, "The Drawer Boy", Brockville Theatre Guild

ARMAGH SIFTON-PRICE ADJUDICATOR AWARD

a) Kenny Hayes, Original score and theme song, "Marion Bridge", Ottawa Little Theatre

b) Kara Besson, Stage Management, "Waiting for the Parage", Northumberland Players

c) Leslie Oliver, Stage Manager, "The Village of Idiots", Domino Theatre, Kingston

WINNER:  Kenny Hayes, Original score and theme song, "Marion Bridge", Ottawa Little Theatre

ARNOLD CONNERTY ADJUDICATOR AWARD

a) Fen Prior Delahanty, Visuals, "Marion Bridge", Ottawa Little Theatre

b) Zachary Chabot as Ewart in "Schoolhouse", Kanata Theatre

c) Carolyn Boyer, Set Design, "A Life Before", Peterborough Theatre Guild

WINNER:  Carolyn Boyer, Set Design, "A Life Before" Peterborough Theatre Guild

PETERBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD AWARD FOR SET DESIGN

a) Calvin Prescott, "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

b) Dorothy Shaw, "Schoolhouse", Kanata Theatre

c) David Row, "The Village of Idiots", Domino Theatre, Kingston

WINNER: Dorothy Shaw, "Schoolhouse "– Kanata Theatre

JOHN L. WALLEY AWARD FOR BEST COSTUMING

a) Costume team for "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

b) Costume team, "Frozen Dreams", Theatre Night in Merrickville

c) Dawn Watters and Grace Price, "Waiting for the Parade", Northumberland Players

WINNERS: Donna Cody, Lindsay Moysey, Tina Pruner-Bennett, Hannah Pruner, "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

DEEP RIVER PLAYERS AWARD FOR BEST VISUAL PRESENTATION

a) "The Crucible"- Brockville Theatre Guild

b) "Schoolhouse" - Kanata Players

c) "The Village of Idiots" - Domino Theatre, Kingston

WINNER: David Row, "The Village of Idiots", Domino Theatre, Kingston

THERESA MAY AWARD FOR BEST CONTRIBUTION BY A STUDENT

THEY ARE ALL NOMINATED

WINNER: Jonas Blackburn – as Milton – in "Schoolhouse", Kanata Players

PETERBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD AWARD FOR BEST USE OF SPEECH

a) Kanata Players, "Schoolhouse", Kanata Players

b) Domino Kingston, "The Village of Idiots", Domino Theatre, Kingston

c) Brockville Theatre Guild, "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

WINNER: Domino Kingston, "The Village of Idiots" , Domino Theatre, Kingston

RON HAZELGROVE AWARD FOR BEST CAMEO PERFORMANCE

a) Dave Cody as Giles Corey in "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

b) Crystal Boydegan as Tituba in "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

c) Keith Stanton as Policeman in "Frozen Dreams", Theatre Night in Merrickville

WINNER: Keith Stanton as the Policeman in "Frozen Dreams", Theatre Night in Merrickville

MARGARET WHITE AWARD FOR BEST ‘OVERALL’ ACTING EXCELLENCE. Supporting Actress

a) Leila Burns as Flossie in "Schoolhouse", Kanata Players

b) Elizabeth Lawless as Mercy Lewis in "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

c) Linda Driscoll as Anna (Belle) in "A Life Before", Peterborough Theatre Guild

WINNER: Elizabeth Lawless as Mercy Lewis in "The Crucible" , Brockville Theatre Guild

BANCROFT THEATRE GUILD AWARD FOR BEST ‘OVERALL’ ACTING EXCELLENCE. Supporting Actor

a) Peter Lynch as Danforth in "he Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

b) Keith Goranson as Mason in "A Life Before", Peterborough Theatre Guild

c) Cassel Miles as Mesholem in "The Village of Idiots", Domino Theatre, Kingston

WINNER: Keith Goranson as Mason in "A Life Before", Peterborough Theatre Guild

LEONARD BEAULNE MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR BEST ACTOR IN A MAJOR ROLE.

a) Chris Tucker as John Proctor in "The Crucible", Brockville Theatre Guild

b) Peter Crate as Harry in "Frozen Dreams", Theatre Night in Merrickville

c) Paul Duchesne as Morgan in "The Drawer Boy", Brockville Theatre Guild

WINNER: Paul Duchesne as Morgan in "The Drawer Boy", Brockville Theatre Guild

LEONARD BEAULNE MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A MAJOR ROLE.

Something I have never done before; I have selected five names from the following ?

Stephanie VanDer Barren as Elizabeth in The Crucible, Emma Chabot as Abigail in The Crucible, Anita Plunkett as Ginny in Frozen Dreams, Reba Sigler as Miss Linton in Schoolhouse, Natalie Dorsett as Sarah in A Life Before, Amanda Jonz, Cathy Nobleman and Jennifer Scrivens in Marion Bridge, and Kirsty Bird, Auriele Diotte, Carole Beauchamp, Anne-Marie Bouthillette and April Coming in Waiting for the Parade.

From these – FIVE NOMINATIONS

a) Natalie Dorsett as Sarah in "A Life Before", Peterborough Theatre Guild

b) Jennifer Scrivens as Louise in "Marion Bridge", Ottawa Little Theatre

c) Kirsty Bird as Catherine in "Waiting for the Parade", Northumberland Players

d) Amanda Jonz as Agnes in "Marion Bridge", Ottawa Little Theatre

e) Anne-Marie Bouthillette as Marta in "Waiting for the Parade", Northumberland Players

WINNER: Jennifer Scrivens as Louise in "Marion Bridge", Ottawa Little Theatre

LESLIE M. FROST AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION

3rd, "The Crucible" – by Arthur Miller, Brockville Theatre Guild

2nd, "Marion Bridge"– by Daniel McIvor, Ottawa Little Theatre

WINNER: "Waiting for the Parade" – by John Murrell, Northumberland Players

TRENTONIAN AND TRI-COUNTY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

TWO NOMINATIONS

a) Chantale Plante,"Marion Bridge", Ottawa Little Theatre

b) Brenda Worsnop, "Waiting for the Parade", Northumberland Players

WINNER: Brenda Worsnop, "Waiting for the Parade", Northumberland Players.

KINGSTON TROPHY FOR BEST PRODUCTION OF A CANADIAN PLAY

Winner: "Waiting for the Parade", Northumberland Players