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, Ottawa
Bedtime Story
by Sean O'Casey
Studio Theatre Perth
The Christmas Tree
by Norm Foster

In his secret life, separate from his career as a curriculum specialist in Ontario public education, Chris 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.






All photographs at the Awards Banquet are from Amy Hogue of EMC Perth
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
 
Colin Mawson Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Student
No students, so no award given
 
Penny Arril Adjudicator's Award for Outstanding Technical Aspect

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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 Fete, Curtis Eastmure, Sound
 
Nancy Chajkowski Memorial Award for Costume Design


Tara Players, Ottawa - Bedtime Story
Peggy Laverty
Nominated: Kemptville Players - Trifles , Barb Stiles
 
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 Fete
 
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
 
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
 
Mae Carmichael Award for a Female Actor


Studio Theatre Productions. Pertj - 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 - Bedtime Story
 
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 Fete
 
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 Fete
 
Academy Theatre Foundation Award for 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
 
Ottawa Little Theatre Award for Best Production


Peterborough Theatre Guild - House
Nominated: Studio Theatre Guild, Perth - Mail Order Annie
and Ottawa Little Theatre - The Third Life of Eddie Mann
 
Brighton Barn Theatre People's Choice Award


Ottawa Little Theatre - The Third Life of Eddie Mann
 
Pat Beharriel Scholarship Award

not awarded this year
 
EODL Scholarship Award (formerly the Thérèse May Award)

Deep River Players
Vanessa Sears
 

Other images from the Festival

go to my Flickr account, copy and paste the following address www.flickr.com/photos/fanelvis3415 and click on sets. Sorry it only works for me through Mozilla Firefox and not through Internet Explorer so can't have a link here.
I have placed the following link here but will only work for me if I open the EODL website in Mozilla Firefox if you wish to try it. flickr

Updated: 27 March 2015