Winners of the 2012 Blue Room Theatre Awards Announced
The Blue Room Theatre has announced the winners of Blue Room Theatre Awards, celebrating the achievements of the 2012 season artists.
Humphrey Bower and Night Train Productions were winners of Best Production for their show Skin, an intimate storytelling work about transformation featuring a live music score by Leon Ewing.
The nest ensemble's Margi Brown Ash won Best Performance for her exhilarating performance in Eve, which received rave reviews and standing ovations for her portrayal of little-known Australian writer Eve Langley. Eve was also chosen by popular vote for the Members' Choice Award.
The Judges' Choice Award went to Nicola Gunn and Sans Hotel for Most Original Theatrical Experience for her performance piece Hello my name is, which transformed a rehearsal room at The Blue Room Theatre into a community drop-in centre where audience members could get to know each other while playing board games, eating pancakes and life drawing.
"I am incredibly proud of all of the productions and artists that were a part of The Blue Room Theatre in 2012. There were stand out shows that showed artistic excellence, others pushing the boundaries of form and still others that professionally developed the artists involved," Blue Room Theatre Executive Director Kerry O'Sullivan said.
"The Blue Room Theatre plays a vital role in the development of new work and artists in WA - come and see for yourself in 2013," O'Sullivan said.
::FULL LIST OF WINNERS::
Best Production NOMINEES Skin - Night Train Productions The Polite Gentleman - theMOXYcollective Eve - the nest ensemble WINNER: Skin
Judges Award NOMINEES Most original theatrical experience - Hello My Name Is - Sans Hotel Best Direction - Adam Mitchell, The Polite Gentleman - theMOXYcollective Best Lighting - Andrew Lake, Skin - Night Train Productions Best Overall Design - Glengarry Glen Ross, Little y Theatre Co Best Ensemble - I (honestly) Love You, Lockwood Productions WINNER: Most original theatrical experience - Hello My Name Is
Best Performance NOMINEES Nicola Gunn - Hello My Name Is Mark Storen - The Polite Gentleman Phil Miolin - Tinkertown Margi Brown Ash - Eve WINNER: Margi Brown Ash
Best Production Team NOMINEES Hello My Name Is - Sans Hotel The Polite Gentleman - theMOXYcollective Eve - the nest ensemble WINNER: The Polite Gentleman
Members Choice NOMINEES The Polite Gentleman – theMOXYcollective Eve – the nest ensemble I (honestly) Love You – Lockwood Productions WINNER: Eve – the nest ensemble
Audience Development Award NOMINEES Black as Michael Jackson and other identity monologues - Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company Glengarry Glen Ross - Little y Theatre Company I (Honestly) Love You - Lockwood Productions The Cat In The Box - Follow That Cat Productions WINNER: Glengarry Glen Ross - Little y Theatre Company
Best Host (Biggest Bar Tab) NOMINEES Tinkertown Book of Death Glengarry Glen Ross WINNER: Glengarry Glen Ross
Best Publicity NOMINEES Eve – the nest ensemble Glengarry Glen Ross – Little y Theatre Co Tinkertown – The Comedians I (honestly) Love You – Lockwood Productions WINNER: Tinkertown