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This year’s Gippsland Theatre Awards presentation
from 6:30pm Saturday 2 December
@ Turfside Function Centre, Moe Racecourse
Tickets: $55. This includes a 3 course dinner
Drinks at bar prices
This year’s theme is silver ball – Come dressed to impress

PRODUCTIONS 2017
MUSICALS                                        DRAMA / COMEDY
Wonthaggi TG – Miss Saigon              FAMDA The Vagina Monologues
Leongatha Lyric – Hairspray                OTLT – Checklist for an Armed Robber
Off the Leash – Tick, Tick, BOOM!       Warragul – Measure for Measure
Latrobe TC – Oliver!                           MoARTZ – Caravan
Wonthaggi – Chicago                         Impact – Full Stop
Singing Strong – Little Women            Leongatha Lyric – Our Country’s Good
Warragul TC – Song Contest              OTLT – The Laramie Project

GIPPSLAND THEATRE AWARD NOMINATIONS 2017

MOST OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Tad Hendry
Chicago Wonthaggi TG
Colin Mitchell Hairspray Leongatha Lyric
Colin Mitchell Miss Saigon Wonthaggi TG
Mike Pullar Caravan MoARTZ
Jim Inches Full Stop Impact Theatre

MOST OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Louise Adkins
Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Colin Mitchell Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Christine Skicko / Kate Dougan Little Women Singing Strong
Khaseem Warren Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGN
Kerrin Barker/Deb Firth
Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Bron Beach Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Janet Legg Chicago WTG
Kylie Sinclair Measure for Measure Warragul Theatre Company
Sue Thompson Little Women SS

MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Luke Cassidy
Oliver! Latrobe TC
Jimmi Jones–Ellis Song Contest  Warragul TC
Jimmi Jones–Ellis Measure for Measure Warragul TC
Berni Sweeney Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Mungo Trumble Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING SOUND
Matt Sibthorpe
Checklist for an Armed Robber OTL
Brett Van Hoorn Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Brett Van Hoorn Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
The Live Crosses
Song Contest  Warragul TC
The Soundscape Checklist for an Armed Robber Off the Leash Theatre
The Projections Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
The Helicopter Scene Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

MOST OUTSTANDING PROGRAM
Sarah Hartnell
Checklist for an Armed Robber Off The Leash Theatre
Will Hanley Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Jo Howell et al Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
David Wall Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatre GroupG
Callum Comber Oliver! Latrobe Theatre Company

MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE – Male
Jaedan Kindom
Tam Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Jaive McEwan Seaweed J Stubbs Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre Inc.
Sebastian Poole Oliver Oliver! Latrobe Theatre Company
Cooper Taylor The Artful Dodger Oliver! Latrobe Theatre Company

MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE – Female
Brianna Comber
Bet Oliver! Latrobe Theatre Company
Crystal Libreri
Amy March Little Women Singing Strong
Rose Mirtschin Beth March Little Women Singing Strong
Olivia Winchcombe Penny Pingleton Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre

MOST OUTSTANDING SMALL ENSEMBLE – 3 to 5 People
Cast Checklist for an Armed Robber
Off The Leash Theatre
Cast Tick, Tick, Boom! Off The Leash Theatre
March Sisters Little Women Singing Strong
Who Will Buy Singers
Oliver! Latrobe Theatre Company

MOST OUTSTANDING LARGE ENSEMBLE
Bar Girls
Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
The Cast The Laramie Project Off The Leash Theatre
The Ensemble Chicago Wonthaggi TG
Fagin’s Gang Oliver! Latrobe TC
Merry Murderesses Chicago Wonthaggi TG

MOST OUTSTANDING CAMEO PERFORMANCE
Jack Botterill
Fred Casely Chicago Wonthaggi TG
Lawrie Fildes Mr Lawrence Little Women Sing Strong
Bruce Grainger Multiple Roles Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Peter Larsen Mr Sowerberry Oliver! Latrobe TC
Sharryn Marshall Mistress Overdone Measure for Measure Warragul Theatre Company

DRAMA / COMEDY

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Male
Adrian Darakai
Angelo Measure for Measure Warragul Theatre Company
Gene Jarvis Parkes Robinson Caravan MoARTZ
Todd Miller Major Ross/ James Freeman Our Country’s Good Leongatha Lyric Theatre

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Female
Georgia Green
The Duke Measure for Measure Warragul TC
Josie Inches Person 1 Full Stop Impact Theatre
Emily Legg Person 2 Full Stop Impact Theatre
Amy Moss Penny Robinson Caravan Moartz
Isabel Stephens Isabella Measure for Measure Warragul TC

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Male
Anthony Kennedy
Multiple Roles The Laramie Project OTL
Todd Miller Actor 1 Checklist for an Armed Robber OTL
Lucas Thomas Multiple Roles The Laramie Project OTL
Kyle Wright Actor 2 Checklist for an Armed Robber OTL

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Female
Alison McIntyre
Alison The Vagina Monologues FAMDA
Amy Moss Actor 4 Checklist for an Armed Robber OTL
Annette O’Shea Multiple Roles The Laramie Project OTL
Julie Strini Monica Rice Caravan Moartz
Deb Welch Pompey Measure for Measure Warragul Theatre Company

Most Outstanding Director – Drama / Comedy
Sarah Hartnell
Full Stop Impact Theatre
Cameron Gray Checklist for an Armed Robber Off The Leash Theatre
Todd Miller The Laramie Project Off the Leash Theatre
Steve Wiegerink Measure For Measure Warragul Theatre Company

Most Outstanding Production
The Laramie Project
Off The Leash Theatre
Checklist for an Armed Robber Off The Leash Theatre
Full Stop Impact Theatre
Measure For Measure Warragul Theatre Company

MUSICAL THEATRE

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Male
Brad Boucher
Edna Turnblad Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Bayne Bradshaw Jon Tick, Tick, Boom! Off The Leash Theatre
Corey Green Chris Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Will Hanley Billy Flynn Chicago Wonthaggi TG
Jay Nelson The Engineer Miss Saigon Wonthaggi TG

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Female
Nina Barry-Macauley
Roxie Hart Chicago Wonthaggi TG
Tayla Gane Jo March Little Women Singing Strong
Bron Kalos Velma Kelly Chicago Wonthaggi TG
Sharryn Marshall Bettina Song Contest Warragul TC

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Male
Liam Charleston Michael Tick, Tick, Boom! Off The Leash Theatre
Adrian Darakai Wilbur Turnblad Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
John Molden Corny Collins Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
John Molden Prof Bhaer Little Women Singing Strong
Jay Nelson Amos Hart Chicago Wonthaggi TG

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Female
Nicole Cooper
Motormouth Maybelle Hairspray Leongatha Lyric
Leanne Horn Marmee Little Women Singing Strong
Michaela Philp Susan Tick, Tick, Boom Off the Leash Theatre
Elly Poletti Mama Morton Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

Most Outstanding Director
Louise Adkins
Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Karen Milkins-Hendry Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Wayne Moloney Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Christine Skicko Little Women Singing Strong

Most Outstanding Choreographer
Sophie and Rachel Adkins
Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Anthea Donohue Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Rose Wray-McCann Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group

Most Outstanding Musical Director
Mary Mirtschin
Little Women Singing Strong
Kirk Skinner Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Ben Stein Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
William Yates Tick, Tick, Boom! Off the Leash Theatre

Most Outstanding Production
Miss Saigon Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Chicago Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
Hairspray Leongatha Lyric Theatre Inc.
Little Women Singing Strong
Oliver! Latrobe Theatre Company

EXECUTIVE 2017
President: Phillip Dowling   0415 464 869   chair @ gat.org.au
Vice President: Annette O’Shea
Secretary: Todd Taranto      secretary @ gat.org.au
Treasurer: Phillip Dowling      treasurer @ gat.org.au

MEMBER COMPANIES 2017
FAMDA (Foster Arts Music & Drama Association)
Impact Theatre
Leongatha Lyric Theatre (LLT)
Latrobe Theatre Company (LTC)
Maffra Dramatic Society (MDS)
MoARTZ
Off the Leash Theatre (OTL)
Singing Strong  (SS)
Warragul Theatre Company (WTC)
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG)

JUDGING PANEL 2017
Judges Coordinator: Christine Skicko  . christine.skicko @ gmail.com
FAMDA: Jennifer Paragreen
Impact Theatre: Stephanie Clark
Latrobe Theatre Company: Lawrie Fildes
Leongatha Lyric Theatre: David Tattersall
Maffra Dramatic Society: Ann Roffe
MoArtz: Annette O’Shea
Off The Leash Theatre: Todd Miller
Warragul Theatre Company: Steve Wiegerink
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group: Sue Lindsay

. . . You’re Perfect . . .

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Unfortunately this production has been cancelled.
We had the girls but no guys available.
We found the guys and lost the girls.
C’est la vie.
Auditions by appointment in Foster or Leongatha
BOOK YOUR AUDITION NOW
0427 832 303 or pell.tania.l@edumail.vic.gov.au 

FAMDA is staging the delightfully quirky revue style musical called ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change13 – 28 April 2018.

The show is a brilliantly funny, fast-paced series of songs and vignettes about modern love and relationships, moving from the perils and pitfalls of the first date, to marriage, newborns, family road-trips, and looking for love in the twilight years of life.

Written by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Robert, it is the second-longest running Off Broadway musical, running continuously for over 5000 performances between 1996 and 2008.  It has since been staged in many parts of the world and is now coming to Foster. 

 
At least four singer / actors are required to play the 56 characters contained in the show’s clever script. It requires talented singer / actors to play multiple roles including soppy parents, quarrelling lovers, egotistical one-night stands and senior romantics.
The show was originally cast with four cast members (2 men; 2 women) between the aged 25-35 who created the show’s different characters.
The actors need to be versatile and have strong comic timing.
All must be capable of singing both strong solos and close harmonies.
It is not a dance intensive show; there is only a couple of choreographed numbers/sequences.
The main challenge for actors will be to create a variety of comedic characters.

All auditionees should prepare 16 bars of a song that shows off their vocal range. Actors should be prepared to read from the script.
Roles are available for performers aged 18 and up.

WOMAN 1: Female – can play 20s to early 30s.  Soprano
WOMAN 2: Female – can play late 20s to early 40s.  Alto
MAN 1: Male – can play 20s to late 30s. Baritone-Tenor
MAN 2: Male – can play late 20s to early 40s. Baritone

We may increase the cast to six and expand the character age range accordingly.

For more information about the project or to book an audition, please contact
Tania Pell – 0427 832 303 or Laura Gibb – 0477 525 890

Theatre Dates – What’s On

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NOVEMBER

Malvern Theatre Company – TWENTIETH CENTURY by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, directed by Nicholas Opolski ~ a domineering Broadway producer, recently bankrupted by failed theatrical projects, is on the Twentieth Century – a train that goes between Chicago and New York.  Also on board is a chorus girl he transformed into a Broadway star. Pandemonium ensues among the trainload of eccentric characters
27 October – 11 November    8:15 Wednesdays – Saturdays + Tuesday final week 
2pm Sundays & 1st Saturday         * VDL Awards Entry *
29a Burke Rd, East Malvern     www.malverntheatre.com.au   1300 131 552

Nova Music Theatre – LES MISÉRABLES by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg ~ the musical masterpiece set in revolutionary France based on Victor Hugo’s novel
28 October – 12 November    8pm Thursday to Saturdays  2pm Saturdays & Sundays
EXTRA SHOWS 2pm Saturday 28 Oct. (Preview discounted tix)  8pm Wednesday 8 Nov
Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
www.novamusictheatre.com.au       1300 304 433  or 9727 0192

Warragul Theatre Company – SONG CONTEST ~ The Almost Eurovision Experience
3 – 11 November   7:30 Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 9, 1:30 both Saturdays & Sunday 5
Warragul Exhibition Hall, 15 Howitt St, Warragul (Next to Warragul Show Grounds)
www.warragultheatrecompany.org.au      0415 464 869

Fab Nobs Theatre – CHICAGO ~ Set in 1920s Chicago, Kander & Ebb’s musical satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the ‘celebrity criminal’
3 – 18 November  8pm Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 Nov  5pm Sundays
The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
www.fabnobstheatre.com.au     Anne  0401 018 846

Torquay Theatre Troop – WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY ~ David Williamson play as an older man arrives home with a new young wife and his adult sons and their wives see their inheritance slipping away. But events take some unexpected turns
6 – 19 November    8pm 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18     2pm Sunday 12 Nov
Theatre: 16 Price St., Torquay
www.ttt.org.au     5261 6111  

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group (STAG) – CHARITABLE INTENT & FACE TO FACE selections from the Jack Manning Trilogy by David Williamson, directed by Roderick Chappel ~ two plays using community conferencing to explore workplace conflict
9 – 19 November      8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays    2pm Sundays
Strathmore Community Hall, Cnr. Loeman & Napier Streets, Strathmore
www.stagtheatre.org       Drew: 9382 6284 (ah)

Mooroolbark Theatre Group – BECKY’S NEW CAR ~ Caught in middle age, middle management and a marriage on cruise control, Becky is about to take the ride of her life.
9 – 19 November    8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays    2pm Sunday
Red Earth Theatre @ Mooroolbark Community Centre, 125 Bryce Ave Mooroolbark
www.mtg.org.au    0490 769 245

Brighton Theatre Company – THE RETURN by Reg Cribb, directed by Deborah Fabbro ~ a thug and his junior partner in crime take a late night train from Perth to Fremantle, menacing passengers along the way. Riding the uneasy line between comedy and terror, a tautly written study in peer pressure, anxiety and suppressed violence.
9 – 25 November  8pm Wednesdays to Saturdays   2pm Sundays and middle Saturday
Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton (Enter off Wilson St.)
www.brightontheatreco.com   1300 752 126

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS by Richard Alferi, directed by Alan Burrows ~ A frantic comedy, acerbic and painfully funny, exploring friendship, marriage and what it ultimately means to be happy.
9 – 25 Nov.  8:15 Wednesdays to Saturdays + Tuesday 21    2:15 Sun 12, Sat 18 & Sun 19
Lilydale Athenæum Theatre, Castella Street, Lilydale    www.lilydaletc.com   9735 1777

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company – RENT ~ Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Jonathan Larsen’s update on the La Bohème story set in 20th Century New York
10 – 25 November     8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 23    2pm Sundays  
Williamstown Mechanics Institute     www.wmtc.org.au     1300 881 545

Mordialloc Theatre Company – LEADING LADIES by Ken Ludwig, directed by Tim Long ~ From the writer of Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy set in the 1950s about two Shakespearian actors who resolve to pass themselves off as beloved relatives to secure an old lady’s fortune
10– 25 November     8pm Thursdays to Saturdays   2:30 Sundays & second Saturday
Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale    www.mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Beaumaris Theatre – DEATH BY FATAL MURDER by Peter Gordon, directed by Robyn Morris ~ a black comedy, the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
10 – 25 November    8pm Fridays & Saturdays + Thursday 23 Nevember    5pm Sundays
Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Rd     www.beaumaristheatre.com.au      9583 6896

The Basin Theatre Group – AUSTRALIA DAY by Jonathan Biggins ~ the local committee is planning the town’s biggest party but it’s hard yakka as everyone from the Greens to the local mayor and the CWA wants a piece of the party pie
10 November – 2 December     8pm Thursdays to Saturdays   2pm Sundays
Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Rd., The Basin    www.thebasintheatre.org.au     1300 784 668

Tangled Web Theatre & Avid Theatre – BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter, directed by Bruce Cochrane ~ a 1978 play with love, lust, trust and infidelity
15 – 19 November    8pm Wednesday – Saturday    2pm Saturday & Sunday  
Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote
Bookings: www.northcotetownhall.com.au

Eltham Little Theatre MURDER’S IN THE HEIR ~ almost every character in the hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder
16 November – 2 December   Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Road, Research
www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au       0411 713 095

Williamstown Little Theatre – THE 39 STEPS by John Buchan adapted by Patrick Barlow, directed by Barbara Hughes ~ The 39 Steps – what is their devilish secret? To find out, Richard Hannay must travel to the Scottish Highlands, foil dastardly foreign agents, cross the moors (many times) and win over the girl. Join the cast of hundreds (well, four actually – all we could afford) in this mad-cap whodunit based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film.
16 November – 2 December      8:15 Tuesdays to Saturdays   2pm Sundays
2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown    www.wlt.org.au     9885 9678

Heidelberg Theatre Company – BLOOD BROTHERS by Willy Russell (Educating Rita & Shirley Valentine), directed by Bruce Akers ~ Set in Liverpool, the captivating and moving tale of the Johnstone twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences
17 November – 2 December 8pm Wednesdays – Saturdays   2pm Sundays & last Saturday
36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna       www.htc.org.au      9457 4117

Warrandyte Theatre Company – BRIEF ENCOUNTER ~ Vintage Noel Coward with songs
17 November  – 2 December  8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays    2pm Sunday
Mechanics Institute Hall, Yarra St, Warrandyte

Peridot Theatre – BLOODY MURDER by Ed Sala, directed by Dexter Bourke ~ Hilarious murder-mystery as a group of the usual types gathers at a country estate. Suddenly one of them dies of poison but why won’t her ladyship call the police?
17 November – 2 December    8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays  2:15 1st Sunday & 2nd Saturday   4:00 2nd Sunday
Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd, Mt Waverley  
www.peridot.com.au  9808 0770

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company THE BUTLER DID IT by Tim Kelly, directed by Jon Mamonski ~ This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but with a decidedly American flavour.
17 November – 2 December    7:30 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays    2pm Sundays
Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West     
www.geelongrep.com.au   Bookings: www.gpac.org.au   5225 1200

Sherbrooke Theatre Company – THE ODD COUPLE ~ Divorced from his wife, Oscar lives in the cheerful chaos. Into the midst of his smoke-laden, beer-sodden weekly poker session, comes newly separated Felix, bent on doing the cooking, cleaning, polishing and laundry
17 November – 2 December     8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 2pm Sundays
Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
www.sherbrooketc.org.au    1300 650 309

The Mount Players – PRESENT LAUGHTER ~ Vintage Noel Coward with an aging, philandering matinee idol as its focus
17 November – 3 December  8pm  Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays  2pm Sundays
Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith Street, Macedon  
www.themountplayers.com        5426 1892

FizzWack Theatre Company – MISTERMAN ~ directed by Kris Weber, with Travis Handcock as a determined young evangelist set on freeing the town of Inishfree from their sins
21 November – 2 Dec. 8pm 21 – 25 Nov, 28 Nov – 2 Dec, 2pm Saturdays & Sunday 26 Nov
Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8A Hyde St, Footscray
www.fizzwacktheatre.com.au        0424 494 829

Essendon Theatre Company  UNNECESSARY FARCE ~ In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant; in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. There’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes
23 November – 2 December   8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays     2pm Sunday
Bradshaw Street Community Hall, Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street), West Essendon
http://www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au      0422 029 483

PLOS Musical Productions – THE LITTLE MERMAID ~ Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy story gets the Disney treatment with Alan Menken’s music
31 December 2017 – 10 January 2018       5pm Sunday 31 December  
7:30 Tuesday 2, Thursday 4, Friday 5, Saturday 6 & Tuesday 9 January
1:30 Wednesday 3, Sunday 7 & Wednesday 10 January  
Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston
www.plos.asn.au   Bookings: www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au     9784 1060


One Act Play Festival 2017

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RESULTS 2017   Adjudicator – Peter Newling


The Bruce Crowl Award ~ Most Outstanding Production
BITTEN BY PRODUCTIONS
Heroes  by Gabriel Bergmoser

Runner-Up Most Outstanding Production
BRIGHTON THEATRE COMPANY
–  Second Sight  by Alwyn Lewis

Most Outstanding Director
SHARON MAINE
I Dream Before I Take the Stand ~ Gemco Players
* Deborah FabbroSecond Sight  ~ Brighton Theatre Company
* Dexter Bourke Floss ~ 1812 Theatre
* Dexter Bourke
Heroes ~ Bitten By Productions

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Male
RILEY STOW, Tim Deadline ~ YouthARK
* David Coonan, He – I Dream Before I Take the Stand ~ Gemco Players
* Matt Phillips, Jake – Heroes ~ Bitten By Productions
* Blake Stringer, Nick – Heroes ~ Bitten By Productions
* Bohdi Lindsay, Sam – Deadline ~ YouthARK

Most Outstanding Lead Actor – Female
CAROL SHELBOURN, Zoe
Second Sight ~ Brighton Theatre Company
* Kathy Whitfield, Angie – Memory Garden ~ Kathy’s Theatre Group
* Angela Trakula, Eve Barnes – The Notice ~ ARK Theatre
* Brielle Shiels, Bailee – Home ~ Flashlight Theatre Company
* Elise D’Amico, She I Dream Before I Take the Stand ~ Gemco Players

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Male
MATT PHILLIPS
, Henry Second Sight ~ Brighton Theatre Company
* Andrew Tomazos, Man – The Rules Are the Rules Are the Rules ~ Pop Culture
* John Reisinger, Byron Barrett-Jones – Three Lovers ~ Here There & Everywhere Theatre
* Alistair Tranell, Harley – Brooklyn ~ Flashlight Theatre Company
* Stephen Oktaras, Declan – Brooklyn ~ Flashlight Theatre Company

Most Outstanding Support Actor – Female
DONNA CLEVERLEY
, Irma – Floss ~ The 1812 Theatre
* Brigitte Jarvis, Dianne / Kathryn – Home ~ Flashlight Theatre Company
* Samantha Marks, multiple roles – Home ~ Flashlight Theatre Company
* Patricia McCracken, Mavis Grant – The Notice ~ ARK Theatre
* Lynn Atkinson, Frances – The Wylah Valley Book Club ~ FAMDA

Most Outstanding Design
FLASHLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY Quality of Voiceover & Sound Design ~ Brooklyn
*
1812 Theatre – Stylistic representation for Floss
* Kathy’s Theatre Group – evocative image and cross at the start of Memory Garden
* Flashlight Theatre Company – well thought out set design for Home
* ARK Theatre -1940s décor and costumes in The Notice

Adjudicator’s Choice Award:
POP CULTURE THEATRE
– Backstage Professionalism ~ The Rules Are the Rules Are the Rules / The Adjudicator

Playwright’s Prize
GABRIEL BERGMOSER
Heroes ~ Bitten By Productions
* Natalie BurnsHome ~ Flashlight Theatre Company
* Alwyn LewisSecond Sight ~ Brighton Theatre Company

Victorian Drama League Encouragement Award
CANDICE FARRUGIA-ROBERTS Writing for Comedy, Deadline ~ YouthARK

WINNERS
* Nominations

YOUNG PLAYERS AWARDS 2017

Most Outstanding Production
WESLEY STUDENT THEATRE – Medea 
by Euripides, adapted by David Dunn

Outstanding Achievement Awards
KOONWARRA VILLAGE SCHOOL – A Crown Does Not a Princess Make ~ the most enjoyable play
AMY SUTHERLAND (Wesley Student Theatre) – Performance in the title role in Medea 
SIERA HAMPSHIRE (Koonwarra Village School) – Eye-catching and thoroughly focused performance as the Princess in A Crown Does Not a Princess Make
INDIGO AURORA
(Koonwarra Village School) – Being consistently in the moment as Moonshot in The Apple
KOONWARRA VILLAGE SCHOOL
– Costumes, set and props for A Crown Does Not a Princess Make

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