2008 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 14-18, 2008, QUONTA, Gateway Theatre Guild
Adjudicator - John P. Kelly


Theatre SMC
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Presented by: QUONTA
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Peterborough Theatre Guild
Proof by David Auburn
presented by: EODL
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Kincardine Theatre Guild
I Ought to be in Pictures by Neil Simon
presented by: WODL
Friday, May 16, 2008
Markham Little Theatre
Outlaw by Norm Foster
presented by: ACT-CO
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Adjudicator John P. Kelly trained many years ago with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and has directed shows all over Ireland, including at the Abbey itself, at Dublin's second theatre The Gate, The Gaiety, The Olympia, The Cork Opera House and, in the Irish language at the National Theatre in Irish on Galway. More years ago than he cares to count, John began as an actor and director in Community Theatre. On (eventually) winning the overall circuit prize, he was offered an Irish Arts Council bursary to train professionally and quickly threw in "the day job". Over the years, he has conducted workshops with ages from four (never again!) to eighty-four (never again!!), for community and professional theatre and has even earned a few cents (eurocents) in personnel training. He joined the British Guild of Drama Adjudicators in the early 90s and, typically Irish, shortly afterwards co-founded the Irish Adjudicators Association. He has officiated at all levels including finals in Ireland and Scotland. Shortly after arriving to live in Ottawa, John formed his own professional theatre company, dedicated to cutting edge Irish work. To date, he has directed eight productions with the company Seven Thirty and, just frecently, was awarded the Best Director of 2007 by the capital Critics Circle of Ottawa. John is a friendly animal and answers to John, John P. or Sean!

(taken from Theatre Ontario website)

Awards

The Elsie - Outstanding Production
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Proof
 
Outstanding Director
Peterborough Theatre Guild- Proof
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female
Peterborough Theatre Guild- Proof
Laura Bjorgan as Catherine
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male
Peterborough Theatre Guild- Proof
Scott Drummond as Hal
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role
DPeterborough Theatre Guild - Proof
Katherine Miller as Claire
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Proof
Tom Quinn as Robert
 
Outstanding Visual Presentation
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Proof
 
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
 
Outstanding Coordinated Production (chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Proof
 
The Perry Short Award (For Set Design)
Markham Little Theatre - Outlaw
Ross Liversage
 
Special Adjudicator Awards
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Carol Colombo, Stage Manager
 
Peterborough Theatre Guild - Proof
Roy Houle, Sound Designer
 
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
John Hawke as The Player
 
Markham Little Theatre - Outlaw
John Sellens as Dupuis Tarwater
 
Kincardine Theatre Guild - I Ought to be in Pictures
Alana Boucher as Libby Tucker
 
Oustanding Juvenile
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Andrew Lorimer as Rosencrantz
 
Oustanding Newcomer (On-Stage)
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Chris Woodcock as Hamlet
 
Oustanding Newcomer (Off-Stage)
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Carol LeNestour, Director
 
Outstanding Cameo Performance
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Quinn Pleau-MacWilliam as a Tragedian
 
Outstanding Visual Moment
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
"The climb out of the barrels"
 
Outstanding Original Contribution
Theatre SMC - Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Claryssa Webb, musical composition
 

Updated: 27 March 2015