2013 Theatre Ontario Festival

May 15 - 19, 2013, EODL, Domino Theatre, Kingston


Theatre Night in Merrickville
Having Hope at Home by David S. Craig
presented by: EODL
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
TIS Ensemble, Windsor
Orphans by Dennis Kelly
presented by: WODL
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Markham Little Theatre
Mending Fences by Norm Foster
presented by: ACT-CO
Friday, May 17, 2013
Espanola Little Theatre
Looking by Norm Foster
Presented by: QUONTA
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Adjudicator - John P. Kelly

This year we welcome John P Kelly as our festival adjudicator. This is John's second time to adjudicate at Theatre Ontario. In his nine years living in Canada, he as officiated at festivals, workshops and at play polishing in most areas of Ontario. Indeed, John claims to know more of Ontario than most Ontarians. He is a founder member of the Irish Association of Drama Adjudicators and was for years a member of the British Guild of Drama Adjudicators. On arriving to live in Ottawa, he founded his own professional theatre company and recently completed his 25th production in the city. The Capital Critics circle twice named him Best Director for his work and he has more nominations than he can count, but he particularly likes to boast that in 2009, of the 50 nominations for the major awards in Ottawa, eleven related to shows directed by John. Not bad, eh? (He is learning fast to speak Canadian!) In late September 2012 John was invited by the Great Canadian Theatre Company to direct the Canadian premier of Marie Jones' newest play Fly Me to the Moon. In 2011, John and his wife became proud Canadian citizens. If it were not for the Canadian winter, he would acknowledge no better country in which to spend his remaining time on this planet. He lives in hope that climate change will make it warmer soon. He is a friendly animal and answers to the names of John, Sean, John P and Hey You!

Adjudicator John P. Kelly's report on the festival.



Awards

All the pictures at the awards banquet were taken by Michael Gourgon

The Elsie - Outstanding Production

sponsored by Theatre Ontario and presented by Carol Beauchamp
Espanola Little Theatre - Looking
 
Outstanding Director


sponsored by and presented by Dennis Johnson


Espanola Little Theatre - Looking
Walter Maskel
also nominated: Jeff Bastien,Jacqueline Tinus, John Nabben and Kyla Chandler Orphans, TIS Ensemble, Windsor
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female


sponsored by Mark and Anne Mooney and presented by Mark Mooney


Markham Little Theatre - Mending Fences
Michèle Brown as Gin
also nominated: Jacqueline Tinus as Helen, Orphans, TIS Ensemble, Windsor,
Kathy Carre as Val, Looking, Espanola Little Theatre
Theresa Laurenti as Nina, Looking, Espanola Little Theatre
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male


sponsored by Kanata Theatre and presented by Brenda Worsnop


TIS Ensemble, Windsor - Orphans
Jeff Bastien as Danny
also nominated: John Nabben as Liam, Orphans, TIS Ensemble,Windsor,
Steve Birtles as Drew, Mending Fences, Markham Little Theatre,
Jason Morrow as Andy, Looking, Espanola Little Theatre, and
Dario Laurenti as Matt, Looking, Espanola Little Theatre/dd>
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role


sponsored by The Curtain Club and presented by Joan Burrows


Markham Little Theatre - Mending Fences
Anne-Marie Hurle as Lori and Harry's Mom
also nominated: Sheila Cook as Dawn, Having Hope at Home, Theatre Night in Merrickville Little Theatre,
Anne Huton as Mom, Having Hope at Home, Theatre Night in Merrickville
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role


sponsored by Thornloe University and presented by Helen Landry, accepting the award for Peter is Steve Anderson

Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
Peter Crate as Russell (Gramps)
also nominated: Very few to qualify in this festival.
 
Outstanding Visual Presentation


sponsored by and presented by Sue and Dave Perkins


Espanola Little Theatre - Looking
also nominated: all four theatres
 
Outstanding Technical Achievement (for lighting)


sponsored by Sault Theatre Workshop and presented by Theresa Laurenti


Espanola Little Theatre - Looking
Walter Maskel (wonderful mood work)
also nominated: very special lighting throughout, Sara Campeau, Orphans, TIS Ensemble, Windsor
 
Outstanding Coordinated Production (chosen by the Festival Stage Manager)


sponsored by the Jourard Family and presented by Tigger Jourard and her husband Bryan McLennon


Espanola Little Theatre - Looking
 
The Perry Short Award (For Set Design) this is the last year for this award


presented by Dario Laurenti


TIS Ensemble, Windsor - Orphans
Jeff Bastien
also nominated: Rod Fournier and Vicki Graham, Having Hope at Home, Theatre Night in Merrickville
 
Special Adjudicator Awards (no nominations)



sponsored by Domino Theatre, Kingston and presented by Sandie Cond, President

Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
Marcia Phillips and Gary Roberts for Live Music, accepted by Margaret Shearman
 


sponsored by EODL and presented by Lily Baird, President

TIS Ensemble, Windsor - Orphans
Kyla Chandler, Stage Manager, oustanding work by a juvenile
 


sponsored by QUONTA and presented by Walter Maskel

Theatre Night in Merrickville - Having Hope at Home
Keith Stanton and Helen Steenburgh for properties
 


sponsored by ACT-CO and presented by Alice Torrance of The Curtain Club

TIS Ensemble, Windsor - Orphans
Tanner Dory, accepted by Jeff Bastien, for original music contribution
 


sponsored by WODL and presented by Tim Dawdey

Espanola Little Theatre - Looking
For Best moment of Theatre - the vocal choreography of the ending of Act One
 


Group Picture of all the winners


 


Joe O'Brien, Ottawa Little Theatre
Winner of the Theatre Ontario Michael Spence Award
 


The gifts to the groups from Domino Theatre, Kingston. Presented by Liz Schell, Treasurer
 

The adjudicator, John P. Kelly, and with his escort, Penny Nash, Domino Theatre Board Member and also daytime photographer for festival

 

Sandra Baird, MC ; Anne Mooney,Commununity Theatre Coordinator ; Sandie Cond, President, Domino Theatre ; Lily Baird, EODL President

 

Brandon Moore and Anne Mooney doing their blog; Anne and Mark Mooney picking names for prizes of theatre tickets

 

The table full of trophys; John L'Heureux from Sarnia

For other Random Pictures (mostly from the opening ceremonies - taken by Penny Nash as well as all set-up pictures) 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