2010 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 19-23, 2010, WODL, London Community Players
Adjudicators - Theresa Sears and David Switzer


Theatre Burlington
Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore
Presented by: WODL
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
The Long Weekend by Norm Foster
presented by: ACT-CO
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Gateway Theatre Guild (North Bay)
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
presented by: QUONTA
Friday, May 21, 2010
Domino Theatre Inc (Kingston)
Doubt-a Parable by John Patrick Shanley
presented by: EODL
Saturday, May 23, 2010

Adjudicators Theresa Sears and David Switzer

Theresa has been working as an actor, producer, writer and director in theatre, film, radio and television. She has also worked as a guest artist in many theatres, universities, and theatre schools across North America. Her theatre experience ranges from directing Shakespeare to creating musicals, from developing original Canadian drama to playing the Broadway classics. Performing with partner David Switzer they have played in theatres from Japan to Britain and from the North Pole to the Caribbean. Theresa has worked with many community groups as a director, play polisher and has taught at Theatre Summer Courses. Sears and Switzer have often worked as adjudicators at the Theatre Ontario Festival and for other festivals around the province. She is co-creator of the annual Sound and Light festival on Parliament Hill, recently honoured as the best special event in the world (2006.)

David is an actor, playwright, director, workshop leader and acting instructor. He works in film, radio and television as well as theatre. With partner Theresa Sears, they have been called the "most sought-after acting coaches in Canada." Their studio in Toronto is one of Canada’s most respected actor training conservatories. He has worked as a guest artist in many theatres, universities, theatre schools and conservatories across North America. David has also worked with community groups such as Bramalea Little Theatre, Guelph Little Theatre, Tara Players of Ottawa and Take Two Theatre. The team of Sears and Switzer have been adjudicators for various Theatre Ontario Festivals, and for other festivals across Canada. He is co-creator of the Sound & Light show on Parliament Hill, honoured as the best Special Event in the world for 2006.


(taken from the Theatre Ontario website)

Awards

The Elsie - Outstanding Production

Gateway Theatre Guild - Waiting for Godot
award gift of The Elsie Fund
 
Outstanding Director
Theatre Burlington - Breaking the Code
Tom Mackan
award gift of Joyce and Don Watts
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female
Domino Theatre - Doubt - A Parable
Sandie Cond as Sister Aloysius Beauvier
award gift of ACT-CO
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male
Theatre Burlington - Breaking the Code
Graham Clements as Alan Turing
award gift of Kanata Theatre
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role
Theatre Burlington - Breaking the Code
Ariel Rogers as Sara Turing
award gift of Anne Wilson
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role
Theatre Burlington - Breaking the Code
Steve O'Brien as Dillwyn Knox
award gift of QUONTA
 
Outstanding Visual Presentation
Theatre Burlington - Breaking the Code
award gift of Espanola Little Theatre
 
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Domino Theatre - Doubt - A Parable
For sound, lighting, multi-media design and operation
award gift of WODL
 
Outstanding Coordinated Production (chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)
Whitby Courthouse Theatre - The Long Weekend
award gift of the Jourard Family
 
The Perry Short Award (For Set Design)
Domino Theatre - Doubt - A Parable
Steve Vanvolkingburgh
award gift of Janet Short
 
Special Adjudicator Awards
Whitby Courthouse Theatre - The Long Weekend
Daryl Marks as Roger Nash, for masterful, physical and vocal comedy
award gift of EODL
 
Gateway Theatre Guild - Waiting for Godot
Jesse Beam as Lucky, for an impressive performance
award gift of The Curtain Club
 
Domino Theatre - Doubt - A Parable
Tamara Thomas as Mrs Muller, for best performance in a small, but pivotal role
award gift of London Community Players
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre - The Long Weekend
Robert Calvert, Director, for great comic pace and physical invention
award gift of QUONTA
 
Domino Theatre - Doubt - A Parable
Frances Berry, Director, for crafting the transformative moments
award gift of Theatre Sarnia
 
Awards of Excellence
Whitby Courthouse Theatre - The Long Weekend
For ensemble playing
 
Gateway Theatre Guild - Waiting for Godot
Mark Cairns as Vladimir, for creation of an exquisite tragic/comedic clown
 

Updated: 27 March 2015