2006 Full Length Festival

March 16 - 19, 2006
Adjudicator - Brian Van Norman


Peterborough Theatre Guild
Someone To Watch Over Me
directed by:
Domino Theatre, Kingston
The Dining Room
directed by: Ian Malcolm
Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company Kingston
Mart Stuart
directed by:

Adjudicator Brian Van Norman has been employed over 35 years in a variety of venues within the theatre community. As well as being an educator, he has worked with school, university, amateur and professional companies serving variously as director, writer, producer and designer. A popular and experienced adjudicator due to his constructive, positive style, Brian has adjudicated literally hundreds of plays through the past ten years. He has adjudicated for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival on multiple occasions at District and Regional levels, for the Western Ontario Drama League, Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario (GTA), the Eastern Ontario Drama League and for the Theatre Ontario 2007 Festival. Brian also authored the Guidelines for Adjudicators document for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival. Brian has served on the Board of Theatre Ontario and is a member of Theatre Ontario's Professional Talent Bank. When not adjudicating, writing, or directing, Brian conducts a variety of highly sought after theatre workshops in acting, directing and design, as well as play polishing. Brian taught "Director's Bootcamp" for the Theatre Ontario Summer Courses at Brock University. The range of Brian's work runs the gamut of theatrical styles in the over two hundred productions he has directed. He has worked in drama, dance and film. His projects have appeared in a number of professional venues including the Stratford Festival, the Arts Club Theatre in New York, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, the Grand Theatre in London, Theatre & Company, the Waterloo Stage and Next Level Theatre in the Waterloo Region and Theatre Muskoka, as well as in numerous amateur and educational venues. Brian has also acted...once. He played the dead guy.



Armagh Sifton-Price Award: Adjudicator Award for Technical Contribution
Domino Theatre - The Dining Room
Sherri Haigh for props
 
Arnold Connerty Award: Adjudicator Award
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
Barry Cowling, Jake Burke, Elgin Northey
 
Bancroft Theatre Guild Award: For Acting Excellence
Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company - Mary Stuart
Jennifer Kenneally (Elizabeth / Kennedy)
 
City of Pembroke Trophy: Adjudicator Award
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
William Disch for Set Decoration
 
Deep River Players Award: Best Visual Presentation
Swimming With Sharkss Theatre Company- Mary Stuart
 
John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming
Domino Theatre - The Dining Room
Frances Berry and the cast
 
Kingston Trophy: Best Production of a Canadian Play
No Canadian play presented
 
Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actor in a Major Role
Peterborough Theatre Guild- Somone Who'll Watch Over Met
Shared by: Christopher Spear (Michael), Tim Caddigan (Edward) and David O'Neill (Adam)
 
Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actress in a Major Role
Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company - Mary Stuarts
Barbara Bell (Mary / Nanny)
 
Leslie M. Frost Award: Best Production
Peterborough Theatre Guild- Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
 
Margaret White Award: For Acting Excellence
Domino Theatre - The Dining Room
Dympna McConnell Radford
 
Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Best Use of Speech
Domino Theatre - The Dining Room
Terry Wade (Harvey)
 
Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Set Design
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Someone Who'll Watch Over ME
Nora Martyn
 
Ron Hazelgrove Award: Best Cameo Performance
Domino Theatre - The Dining Room
Susan Lewis (a maid)
 
Thérèse May Memorial Award: Outstanding Student
Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company - Mary Stuart
Erin Reinelt (Lettice Knollys)
 
Trentonian and Tri-County Award: Best Director
Swimming With Sharks Theatre Company - Geoff Johnson - Mary Stuart
 

Updated: 27 March 2015