On Monday night, 10th March, the Who’s Who and Who’s New of Brisbane Theatre were at the Gardens Point Theatre celebrating the annual Matilda Awards.
The night was hosted by Dash Kruck and Emily Curtin as their characters Ivan & Juniper, from A Tribute of Sorts, which scooped the pool at last year’s Matilda’s. Scripted by Benjamin Schostakowski, this was a high-light of the evening. James Stewart, who played Henry in La Boite Theatre Company’s latest production of COSI, also presented as a special guest, with entertainment performed by the band Neon Wild.
The Matildas were created in 1987 to recognise the contribution of theatre practitioners to the industry in south-east Queensland.
The five main Gold Matildas are uncategorised, giving the judges the flexibility to make awards regardless of category. And the winners of the Gold Matilda Awards for 2013 are …
2013 GOLD MATILDA AWARDS
for performances in The China Incident, Tequila Mockingbird, and Motherland
for lighting Rumour Has It: Sixty Minutes Inside Adele, Out Damn Snot, Blood Brothers, Oklahoma!, Next to Normal, and Tequila Mockingbird
for directing Venus in Fur
shake & stir theatre co.
for creating Tequila Mockingbird
for her performance in End of the Rainbow
Last year’s Gold Matilda Awards went to: Bryan Probets, Simone Romaniuk, Helen Howard, David Walters, and Margi Brown Ash
In addition to the main awards, Silver Matilda Awards are presented to an artist or company for commendable work in particular categories. And the winners for the Silver Matilda Awards for 2013 are…
2013 SILVER MATILDA COMMENDATIONS
Best Mainstage Production
shake & stir theatre co.
Best New Australian Work
Michael Futcher and Helen Howard (adapters)
Best Independent Production
Metro Arts & Ellen Belloo
Best Male Actor in a Leading Role
Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Venus in Fur
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
End of the Rainbow
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Best Design (Set & Costumes)
Costume Design, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Best Technical Design (Lights, Multimedia & Sound)
Musical Direction, 1001 Nights
Bille Brown Award for Best Emerging Artist
for creating This is Capital City
Rumour Has It: Sixty Minutes Inside Adele
Best Musical or Cabaret
Judith Wright Centre & The Little Red Company
Congratulations to all recipients of the 2013 Matilda Awards!
For a list of last year’s winners, visit the Matilda Website: www.matildaawards.com.au/html/archives.html#m12
The Matilda Awards are an important event not only recognising the contribution of our theatre makers, but also helping to raise the profile of theatre in Queensland.