2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award Recipients

GENERAL THEATRE DIVISION

 

Outstanding Production

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom A Canadian Stage Production in collaboration with the Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University

 

Outstanding New Play

Kat Sandler   Mustard

 

Outstanding Direction

Ravi Jain Salt-Water Moon

 

Outstanding Performance – Male

Anand Rajaram   Mustard

 

Outstanding Performance – Female

Rebecca Northan   Blind Date

 

Outstanding Performance – Ensemble

The Ensemble of The Great War VideoCabaret

 

Outstanding Scenic Design

Judith Bowden Chimerica

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Astrid Janson, Melanie McNeill   The Great War

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Jennifer Lennon Bombay Black

 

Outstanding Sound Design/Composition

Debashis Sinha   We Are Proud to Present…

 

 

INDEPENDENT THEATRE DIVISION

 

Outstanding Production

The Winter’s Tale Groundling Theatre Company

 

Outstanding New Play

Cliff Cardinal   Huff

 

Outstanding Direction

Weyni Mengesha Butcher

 

Outstanding Performance – Male

Cliff Cardinal   Huff

 

Outstanding Performance – Female

d’bi. young anitafrika   She Mami Wata & the Pussy Witchhunt

 

Outstanding Performance – Ensemble

The Ensemble of La Chasse Galerie Red One Theatre Collective

 

Outstanding Scenic Design

Patrick Lavender   CRAWLSPACE

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Anna Treusch   Tails from the City

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Patrick Lavender   It Comes In Waves

 

Outstanding Sound Design/Composition

James Smith   La Chasse Galerie

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE DIVISION

 

Outstanding Production

Kinky Boots   Daryl Roth & Hal Luftig by arrangement with David Mirvish

 

Outstanding Performance – Male

Alan Mingo Jr.   Kinky Boots

 

Outstanding Performance – Female

Lisa Horner    Grey Gardens

 

Outstanding Performance – Ensemble

The Ensemble of The Wizard of Oz Young People’s Theatre

 

OPERA DIVISION

 

Outstanding Production

Siegfried   Canadian Opera Company

 

Outstanding Performance – Male

Quinn Kelsey   La Traviata

 

Outstanding Performance – Female

Ekaterina Siurina   La Traviata

 

Outstanding Performance – Ensemble

The Ensemble of AtG’s Messiah Against the Grain

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE / OPERA DIVISION

 

Outstanding New Musical or Opera

Marjorie Chan (Librettist) & John Harris (Composer)   M’dea Undone

 

Outstanding Direction

François Girard   Siegfried

 

Outstanding Scenic Design

Michael Levine   Siegfried

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Cait O’Connor   La Traviata

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

David Finn   Siegfried

 

Outstanding Choreography

Jerry Mitchell   Kinky Boots

 

Outstanding Musical Direction

Johannes Debus Siegfried

 

 

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES DIVISION

 

Outstanding Production

Goodnight Moon   Young People’s Theatre presents Seattle Children’s Theatre

 

Outstanding New Play

Maja Ardal, Audrey Dwyer, Julia Tribe, Mary Francis Moore   One Thing Leads to Another

 

Outstanding Direction

Sébastien Bertrand   Les Zinspirés puissance Quatre

 

Outstanding Performance – Individual

Mishka Thébaud   Scarberia

 

Outstanding Performance – Ensemble

The Ensemble of One Thing Leads to Another Young People’s Theatre

 

DANCE DIVISION

 

Outstanding Production

Betroffenheit   A Kidd Pivot, Electric Company Theatre Production, presented by Canadian Stage

 

Outstanding Choreography

Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate, Brodie Stevenson

Various Concert (dance: made in canada/ fait au canada – Morrison Series)

 

Outstanding Performance – Male

Fabien Piché

Waiting for a Sleepless Night (dance: made in canada/ fait au canada – Robinson Series)

 

Outstanding Performance – Female

Jillian Peever   The Mystery of Mr. Leftovers

 

Outstanding Performance – Ensemble

The Ensemble of DanceWorks DW212: Woven DanceWorks/Tribal Crackling Wind

 

Outstanding Sound Design/Composition

John Kameel Farah and Fides Krucker Phase Space

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Marc Parent  Phase Space

 

 

TOURING

 

Outstanding Touring Production (open to General Theatre & Musical Theatre/ Opera)

Cold Blood created by Michèle Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael presented by Canadian Stage

 

Art Of Building A Bunker- Factory Theatre Toronto

Art Of Building A Bunker- Factory Theatre Toronto

The Art Of Building A Bunker was an unexpected shocking pleasure, to say the least.

Guillermo and Adam teamed together to pen the 1.5 hour theatrical performance based on our subconscious prejudice against other cultures. The thoughts that we’re afraid to say out loud are portrayed by Adam effortlessly as he depicts the life and times of himself, alongside seven other characters. 

The solo performance of these characters conveyed through Adam’s artistic portrayal was everything that I didn’t expect from a traditional theatrical standpoint. Adam’s talent was equally as apparent and full of a captivatingly flawless edge. The overall bold humor and shock value was an absolute understatement, further instilling our inner inferiority against other races. This piece was all about the way society thinks and feels but without the harsh wrath of social appropriatism

The Art Of Building A Bunker was presented by Factory Theatre. The newly renovated theatre now holds a refreshingly contemporary spin on the 145 year old  heritage building, housing a new age vibe of creativity and inspiration.

Reviewed by Tara Haggar
Bloor News

 

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Tarragon Theatre presents Abyss by Maria Milisavljevic

Tarragon Theatre presents Abyss by Maria Milisavljevic

Get VIZ of poetic thriller about a missing woman and Europe’s underground

WHAT:
Karla Richter, 24, a loving and trusting young woman goes missing. The police and papers ignore the disappearance, leaving her three friends – whose roots lie in Serbia and Croatia – to discover the truth. A search for Karla becomes a search for the self in this lyrical thriller and modern day epic cloaked in the mystery of Europe’s underworld.

WHO:
Maria Milisavljevic, born in Arnsberg, Germany, is an award-winning playwright, theatre creator and director and is Tarragon’s International Playwright-in-Residence. Her latest play Brandung (Abyss) received the 2013 Kleist Promotional Award for Young Dramatists and opened at Deutsches Theater Berlin and continues to run in rep there. Brandung was further named one of the five best new plays of 2013 by Spiegel Magazine.

Richard Rose is the Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre. Rose is well known for developing new work, including four plays that won the Governor General’s Award and nine other nominated plays. He is a four-time Dora Award winner for direction and production and has had numerous nominations. He has also been honoured with the Canada Council Walter Carsen Award for Excellence in the Arts and the City of Toronto’s Barbara Hamilton Award for the same.

Abyss’s cast:

Gord Rand – Shaw Festival’s The Philanderer, The Cherry Orchard and more; Necessary Angel’s Hamlet; Mirvish’s The Innocent Eye Test (Dora Award), Volcano’s Goodness, which he made into the feature documentary Goodness in Rwanda which won the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 ReelWorld Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton, Texas.

Sarah Sherman – Canadian Stage’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Theatre By The Bay’s Twelfth Night; That Choir Unplugged member.

Cara Pifko – Tarragon’s Léo; O Rejane for Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles; Soulpepper’s Top Girls; CBC TV drama This is Wonderland, which garnered her a Gemini Award for best actress; Stratford Festival – Coriolanus, Much Ado About Nothing; Canadian Stage – The Clean House; 2013 Best Actress in a Feature Film award from the FilmOut San Diego for her performance in Margarita.

LISTING INFO
Tarragon Theatre presents the English language premiere of
Abyss
Written and translated by Maria Milisavljevic
Directed by Richard Rose
Starring Cara Pifko, Gord Rand, Sarah Sherman
Set and Lighting Design by Jason Hand
Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne

Opens February 11 and runs to March 15, 2015 (previews from February 3)
Tarragon Theatre’s Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, M5R 1X3
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2:30pm and select Saturdays at 2:30pm: Feb.14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28.
Regular Tickets: $42-$55; Previews: $27 (Discounts for seniors, students, arts workers and groups)

Rush Tickets: For every performance excluding opening night, specially priced $15 Rush Tickets will be sold (subject to availability) in person at the Box Office two hours before show time.

Tickets can be purchased through Patron Services at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com

Follow Tarragon on Twitter @TarragonTheatre for updates on rush ticket availability and special ticket offers

Canadian Rep Theatre Toronto How Do I Love Thee

Canadian Rep Theatre Toronto How Do I Love Thee

In February, 2015, Canadian Rep Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of Florence Gibson MacDonald’s How Do I Love Thee?, directed by Ken Gass, at Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre. Penned by the author of the award-winning Belle and Home is My Road, How Do I Love Thee? is a language-rich exploration of both the euphoric and darker sides of the  marriage of Elizabeth Barrett (Browning) and Robert Browning, poets who enjoyed ‘rock star status’ at the heights of their careers. The production will preview January 31 – February 4, open February 5 and run until February 22. The production features a stellar cast with Irene Poole as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Edison as Robert Browning, Nora McLellan as Wilson and Richard McMillan as John Kenyon.

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Calendar of this theater event

 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? by Florence Gibson MacDonald – Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs
Previews January 31 – February 4, opens February 5 and runs to February 22