Well, the fifth annual Prix Rideau Awards celebration has come and gone and I am pretty thrilled with the results, even if I do say so myself. Roller Derby Saved My Soul walked away with the Outstanding Fringe Production Award and I couldn’t be happier. After a wonderful matinee of Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety, I quickly ran out to get my hair and makeup done, got dressed and rushed over to the Shenkman Centre where some people had trouble recognizing me when I’m not in my hobo gear.
It really was a perfect evening. A huge thank you to the awards’ organizing committee, as well as the fabulous Jes Lacasse who dressed both myself and my director, Tania Levy.
Oh! And for those of you who’ve been asking when you might actually get the chance to see Roller Derby Saved My Soul? Stay tuned!
FIFTH ANNUAL PRIX RIDEAU AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
For immediate release
Ottawa, April 23, 2012 – Founded in 2006 to celebrate, encourage and promote French and English locally produced professional
theatre work and its artists, the Prix Rideau Awards is proud to announce the winners for the year 2011.
In 2011, 36 English productions and 12 French productions were juried by two teams of local arts professionals. Nominations were submitted by secret ballot and tallied by independent accountants. A total of 19 awards were presented Sunday, April 22nd, during the Prix Rideau Awards Gala, at the Shenkman Centre for the Arts, in Orleans.
The winners for English-language productions are:
Twelfth Night, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival Outstanding Direction
Joël Beddows, The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre Outstanding Performance, Female
Beverley Wolfe, The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre Outstanding Performance, Male
Andy Massingham, Exit the King, Third Wall Theatre
Martin Conboy, Lighting Design, The Shadow Cutter, Great Canadian Theatre Company / Sleeping Dog Theatre
Ivo Valentik, Set Design, Speed-the-Plow, Plosive Productions Outstanding New Creation
Julie Le Gal, Andy Massingham and Kevin Orr, Bifurcate Me, Theatre 4.669 Outstanding Adaptation / Translation
David S. Craig (Adaptation), The Fan, Odyssey Theatre Outstanding Fringe Production
Roller Derby Saved My Soul, Broken Turtle Productions
Emerging Artist Award
Katie Bunting, ActorThe winners for French-language productions are:
Production de l’année
Frères d’hiver, Théâtre la Catapulte Mise en scène de l’année
Joël Beddows, Frères d’hiver, Théâtre la Catapulte Interprétation féminine de l’année
Micheline Marin, Taram, Théâtre du Trillium Interprétation masculine de l’année
Richard Bénard, Les Étoiles d’Angus, Théâtre de l’Île
Conception de l’année
Guillaume Houët, éclairages, Frères d’hiver, Théâtre la Catapulte Pierre-Luc Clément et Olivier Fairfield, environnement sonore, Taram, Théâtre du Trillium
Nouvelle création de l’année
Michel Ouellette, adapté par Joël Beddows et Marie Claude Dicaire, Frères d’hiver, Théâtre la Catapulte
Prix artiste en émergence
Marjolaine Beauchamp, dramaturgie
Derrière le Rideau Award
Mathieu Charette, régie, Feu la mère de madame et Un bain de ménage, Théâtre de l’Île