Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Grinder Awards

This will be in the newsletter as well, but I thought I'd post it here as well. Congratulations to all of this year's nominees!

It's that time of year again...Even though there weren’t as many shows (hence the reason we only have 3 nominees) there is still a lot of talent to honour this year. The following productions were considered for this seasons’ awards: Dirty Work at the Crossroads (DW), I Ought To Be In Pictures (IOTBIP), Talley’s Folly (TF), Soccer Moms (SM), The Melville Boys (MB), Noises Off (NO), Future Stars 2 (FS2), Frankenstein (FR), The Stage 4 Sampler (S4), Eleemosynary (Elee), and The Hollow (so it’s not totally a Grinder show, but there’s too much talent to ignore!)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

David Lamble – Matt Friedman – TF

Shane Monaghan – Owen Melville – MB

Eric Regimbald – Victor Frankenstein - FR

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mike Sutherland – Henry Clerval – FR

Dean Dunbar – DeLacey – FR

Kenton Kruger – Lionel Mueller – FR

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Rachel Lehman - Nellie Lovelace - DW

Kimberley Young – Sally Talley - TF

Rachel Behling - Justine Moritz - Fr

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Georgie Landry - Ida Rhinegold - DW

Mary Alies - Widow Lovelace - DW

Alyssa Wright - Doris - The Hollow

Best Design (any discipline)

RD Branton - Sound - MB

Tracy and Ray Woodhouse - Set - MB

Sara Dunbar - Costumes - FR

Best Stage Manager

Alyssa Merrick - Noises Off

Julie Kennedy - Frankenstein

Judy Faires - The Hollow

Best ASM or Backstage Crew

Erin Ingham - Crew - Fr

Stacey Ingham - ASM - DW

Rachel Behling - ASM - The Hollow

Best Technician (any discipline)

Andy Robillard - Props - TF

Sara Dunbar - Costumes - Fr

Dani Danyluk - Make-up - Fr

Best Newcomer to Grinder and/or theatre (any discipline)

Jennifer Prine - Midge - The Hollow

Sonia Ingriselli - Nancy - SM

Jim Pritchard - Gudgeon - The Hollow

Best promoter, promotional event or promotional design

Sarah McGoldrick - The Hollow

Jim Pritchard – The Hollow

Best youth (18 and under)

Evan Supple - FS2 - Dance

Gavin Baumbach - William - FR

Brendan Linwood - Penny - The Hollow

Best Director

RD Branton – The Melville Boys

Georgie Landry – Frankenstein

Arlene Callaghan – Talley’s Folly

Best Ensemble

Dirty Work at the Crossroads

The Melville Boys

Talley's Folly

Executive Director's Outstanding Achievement and Service Awards

Stacey Ingham for a last second casting replacement – Dirty Work

Becky Branton and Lynne Morgan-Canning for maturity and patience – I Ought to be in Pictures

The cast and crew of The Melville Boys for demonstrating grace and professionalism under extreme duress

Danielle I. Szlawieniec-Haw for “near nudity” – Noises Off

Jason Macrobbie for a last second casting replacement – Noises Off

Lifetime Acheivement Award

???? (To be announced in June newsletter)

Grinder's Angels

???? (To be announced in June newsletter)

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