2009 Full Length Festival

March 29, 2009
Adjudicator - Bea Quarrie
The 2009 Festival was a travelling festival; the Awards Brunch was hosted by Kemptville Players

Tara Players of Ottawa
April Bright by Dermott Bolger
February 12 to 21
Suzart Productions, Ottawa
Once Upon A Mattress by Mary Rodgers
February 27 to March 1
Ottawa Little Theatre
Wrong Turn at Lungfish by Marshall and Ganz
February 24 to March 14
Peterborough Theatre Guild
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
February 20 to March 6
Domino Theatre
Side Man by Warren Leight
February 26 to March 14

Adjudicator Bea Quarrie has been involved in theatre most of her life. Her stage experience ranges from her first role learned phonetically at age eleven to two recent summers when she played a lead role in the 4th Line Theatre production For Home and Country, to directing a high school production of Paper Bag Princess in China for viewing by 42 million people. As well as being a theatre practitioner, Bea has served as an arts advocate on regional, provincial and national committees and Boards of Arts Councils, theatre companies and theatre service organizations. She is the co-founder of three professional companies in Peterborough, Ontario, where she has lived for the last 36 years.

Her education includes an Honours degree in Drama and in Fine Arts, studies in England with Peter Brook, summer courses at Theatre Ontario and an Arts Management course at Banff. She was a member of a Canadian Theatre Educators delegation to Cuba, has adjudicated Sears Festivals and community theatre drama Festivals for twenty five years, and has directed over seventy productions ranging from Rashomon to Murray Schafer's The Enchanted Forest and Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon. She retired from teaching at Lakefield College School recently and has been exhibiting her large abstract paintings with the Visual Poetry Group of Peterborough. She is currently a subject of the National Film Board's film entitled 12 currently in production.

An award-winning director whose productions have represented Canada at international festivals in Japan, Germany, Aruba, Venezuela, and Canada, Bea strongly believes in the transformative power of the arts.

Bea Quarrie's comments at the Awards Brunch.

Armagh Sifton-Price Award: Adjudicator Award for grace under pressure, making the difficult look easy
Tara Players - April Bright
Natasha Zutic, Stage Manager
Arnold Connerty Award: Adjudicator Award for ensemble work
Domino Theatre - Side Man
Clayton Garrett, Martin Santyr, Steven Spencer, Sean Byrne - the Quartet of men
Bancroft Theatre Guild Award
Tara Players - April Bright
Kelsey Emma Locklin as Rosie Bright
City of Pembroke Trophy: Adjudicator Award for taking huge, seemingly insurmountable challenges
Domino Theatre - Side Man
Backstage Crew
Deep River Players Award: Best Visual Presentation
When it all fits, all the elements are consistent with one image/vision- costumes, set, furnishings, set dressing, make up too!
Ottawa Little Theatre - Wrong Turn at Lungfish
John L. Walley Award: Best Costuming
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Twelfth Night
Howard Berry
Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actor in a Major Role
Ottawa Little Theatre - Wrong Turn at Lungfish
Geoff Gruson as Peter Ravenswaal
Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy: Best Actress in a Major Role
Domino Theatre - Side Man
Krista Garrett as Terry
Margaret White Award: For Acting Excellence
Ottawa Little Theatre - Wrong Turn at Lungfish
John Muggleton as Dominic
Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Best Use of Speech
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Twelfth Night
Cast of Twelfth Night and Chris Jackson as language coach
Peterborough Theatre Guild Award: Set Design
Ottawa Little Theatre - Wrong Turn at Lungfish
Tom Pidgeon
Ron Hazelgrove Award: Best Cameo Performance
Suzart Productions - Once Upon A Mattress
Barry Caiger as Wizard
Thérèse May Memorial Award: Outstanding Contribution by a Student
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Twelfth Night
Megan Walker as Viola
Trentonian and Tri-County Award: Best Director
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Twelfth Night
Eric Jackson
Leslie M. Frost Award: Best Production
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Twelfth Night

Updated: 27 March 2015