The 37th Annual Green Room Award nominations announced!

Melbourne’s Arts Industry once again converges at the iconic Comedy Theatre to celebrate and applaud the accomplishments of its talented community at The 37th Annual Green Room Awards. Hosted by the Green Room Awards Association (GRAA), Victoria’s peak body for honouring excellence and innovation across our dynamic performing arts sector, this vibrant evening is always a highlight on the Melbourne Arts Calendar.

The awards will be presented on Monday 30th March at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. Tickets and further info can be found at greenroom.org.au

The nominations are:


DANCE

 

Performer (2 Winners)

Benedicte Bemet – Years Work (The Australian Ballet) 

Marlo BenjaminSkeleton Tree (Stephanie Lake Company in association with Malthouse Theatre as part of Dance Massive)

Joel BrayBiladurang (Joel Bray in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Tra Mi DinhMake Your Own World (Lucy Guerin Inc in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Rebecca JensenMake Your Own World (Lucy Guerin Inc in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Marcus MorelliSylvia (The Australian Ballet)

Dalisa PigramLe Dernier Appel/The Last Cry (Marrugeku in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Thomas E.S. KellyCO_EX_EN (Karul Projects in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Vicky Van HoutPlenty Serious Talk Talk (Vicki Van Hout in association with Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival)

Paul White Cella (Narelle Benjamin in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

 

Duet and Ensemble Performance

Sydney Dance CompanyWoof (Sydney Dance Company) 

Jonathan Sinatra, Stuart Shugg, Alexandra Petrarca, David Huggins, Linda Sastradipradja, Rachel Doust, Megan PayneCultural Residues 2020 (Russell Dumas in association with Dancehouse as part of Dance Massive)

MarrugekuLe Dernier Appel/The Last Cry (Marrugeku in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Cody Lavery and Kyall ShanksUniversal Estate (Antony Hamilton Projects in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden, William McBride and Mark WilsonDoors Shut (Alice Will Caroline feat. Mark in association with Temperance Hall)

 

Visual Design

Benjamin Cisterne (Lighting) – I have loved the stars too fondly… (Rachel Arianne Ogle in association with The SUBSTATION as part of Dance Massive)

Vicki Van Hout, Karen Norris, Martin Abboud, Dominic O’Donnell (Video/Set/Light) – Plenty Serious Talk Talk (Vicki Van Hout in association with Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival)

Matthew Adey, Antony Hamilton, Bosco Shaw (Object/Set/Light) – Universal Estate (Antony Hamilton Projects in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Mirabella Wouters (Set) – High Performance Packing Tape (Branch Nebula in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts House)

Creature Technology Company, Antony Hamilton, Blair Hart, Paula Levis, Andrew Treloar and Bosco Shaw (Objects/Costume/Light) – Token Armies (Chunky Move in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts House) 

 

Music Composition or Sound Design

Chris Clark Woof (Sydney Dance Company)

Phil Downing Plenty Serious Talk Talk (Vicki Van Hout in association with Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival)

Aviva Endean Token Armies (Chunky Move in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts House) 

Amelia Barden Adherence (Sandra Parker) 

Andrew Wilson What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD) (Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen / Deep Soulful Sweats, Arts Centre Melbourne Take Over! Commission in association with Melbourne Fringe) 

 

Shirley McKechnie Award for Choreography

Melanie Lane Woof (Sydney Dance Company) 

Thomas E.S. Kelly CO_EX_EN (Arts House and Karul Projects as part of Dance Massive)

Russell Dumas Cultural Residues 2020 (Dancehouse as part of Dance Massive)

Siobhan McKenna Utterance (Dancehouse as part of Dance Massive)

 

Production

Biladurang(Joel Bray in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Le Dernier Appel/The Last Cry (Marrugeku in association with Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Plenty Serious Talk Talk (Vicki Van Hout in association with Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival) 

Token Armies (Chunky Move in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts House) 

What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD) (Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen / Deep Soulful Sweats, Arts Centre Melbourne Take Over! Commission in association with Melbourne Fringe) 


THEATRE COMPANIES

 

Outstanding Performance (2 Winners)

Jing-Xuan Chan Golden Shield (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Michael Wahr Shakespeare in Love (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Ursula Yovich Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Belvoir)

Steve Bastoni A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Daniela Farinacci Oil (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

Natasha Herbert Cloudstreet (Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company)

Naomi Rukavina Control (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

Zahra Newman Wake in Fright (Malthouse Theatre)

William McKenna Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions)

Carly Sheppard Anthem (Performing Lines in association with Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne International Arts Festival)

 

Ensemble

The Temple (Malthouse Theatre)

A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Ulster American (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes (Back to Back Theatre)

Pomona (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

 

Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role 

Andrew CoshanA View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Natalie Gamsu Dance Nation (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

Elaine Crombie Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Belvoir)

Helen Morse 33 Variations (Cameron Lukey & Neil Gooding Productions with Ellis Productions)

Yuchen Wang Golden Shield (Melbourne Theatre Company)

 

Lighting Design

Verity Hampson Wake in Fright (Malthouse Theatre)

Nick Schlieper Photograph 51 (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Lisa Mibus Pomona (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

Damien Cooper Golden Shield (Mrlbourne Theatre Company)

Niklas Pajanti A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

 

Set and Costume Design

Christina Smith (Set) A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Gabriela Tylesova (Costume) Shakespeare in Love (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Jonathan Hindmarsh (Set &Costume) Pomona (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

The Sisters Hayes (Set, Costume, AV) Golden Shield (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Anna Tregloan (Set & Costume) The Miser (Bell Shakespeare)

 

Music, Composition and Sound Design

friendships (Composition) and James Paul (Sound) Wake in Fright (Malthouse Theatre)

Adm Ventoura, Ursula Yovich and Alana Valentine (Songs), Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Belvoir)

Kelly Ryall A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Daniel Nixon Oil (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

Kelly Ryall Pomona (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

 

Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage

Alana Valentine and Ursula Yovich Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Belvoir)

Finegan Kruckemeyer A Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Michael Chan, Mark Deans, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes (Back to Back Theatre)

Nakkiah Lui Black is the New White (Sydney Theatre Company)

Anchuli Felicia King Golden Shield (Melbourne Theatre Company)

 

Direction

Iain Sinclair A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Leticia Cáceres Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Belvoir)

Bruce Gladwin The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes (Back to Back Theatre)

Sarah Goodes Golden Shield (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Gary Abrahams Pomona (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

 

Production

A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Belvoir)

Golden Shield (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Pomona (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre)

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes (Back to Back Theatre)


MUSICAL THEATRE

 

Lead Role (2 winners)

Kurt KansleyRagtime (The Production Company) 

Vidya MakanSunday in the Park with George (Watch This)

Richard PiperCome From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby

Natalie AbbottMuriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

Ainsley MelhamKiss of the Spiderwoman (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Zoe GertzCome from Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

Ryan Gonzalez – Jersey Boys (Dodger Theatricals, Rodney Rigby, TEG Dainty, Joseph J. Grano, Pelican Group, Michael Watt, Tommy Mottola in association with Latitude Link & Anita Waxman)

Georgina HopsonRagtime (The Production Company)

Samm HagenLegally Blonde (James Terry Collective)

Anthony WarlowSweeney Todd (TEG, Life Like Company)

 

Supporting Role (2 winners)

Stefanie JonesMuriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

Adam-Jon FiorentinoBody Of Work

John O’MayRagtime (The Production Company) 

Queenie Van De Zandt  – Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company) 

Sam SkuthorpThe Beautiful Game (Manilla Street Productions)

Kirby BurgessBarnum (Storyboard Entertainment in association with National Institute of Circus Arts Australia, Yourshow & JTM Productions)

Cameron McDonaldJersey Boys (Dodger Theatricals, Rodger Rigby, TEG Dainty, Joseph J. Grano, Pelican Group, Michael Watt, Tommy Mottola in association with Latitude Link & Anita Waxman)

Willow SizerBody of Work

Verity Hunt-Ballard – A Little Night Music (Victorian Opera) 

Evan LeverLegally Blonde (James Terry Collective)

 

Ensemble

The Band Rebel (Starlight Productions, LSS Productions, Front & Centre Productions)

The Company Jersey Boys (Dodger Theatricals, Rodger Rigby, TEG Dainty, Joseph J. Grano, Pelican Group, Michael Watt, Tommy Mottola in association with Latitude Link & Anita Waxman)

The Company Ghost Quartet (Antipodes Theatre Company)

The Company Come From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

The Circus Performers Barnum (Storyboard Entertainment in association with National Institute of Circus Arts Australia, Yourshow & JTM Productions)

 

Original Australian Writing

Drew Downing (Book, Music & Lyrics) – Rebel (Starlight Productions, LSS Productions, Front & Centre Productions)

PJ Hogan (Book), Kate Miller-Heidke & Keir Nuttall (Music & Lyrics) – Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

 

Sound Design

Marcello Lo RiccoThe Beautiful Game (Manilla Street Productions)

Jack ScandrettEverything’s Coming Up Sondheim (Spears Entertainment)

Gareth OwenCome From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

System SoundBody of Work (The Production Company) 

Nick WalkerKiss of the Spiderwoman (Melbourne Theatre Company)

 

Set Design

Alicia ClementsKiss of the Spiderwoman (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Beowulf BorittCome From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

Christina SmithThoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company)  

Gabriela Tylesova  – Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company) 

Sarah TullochBright Star (Pursued By Bear)

 

Costume Design

Jodi HopeBright Star (Pursued By Bear)

Gabriela Tylesova  – Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

Isaac Lummis  – Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company)

Jacinda HallLegally Blonde (James Terry Collective)

Toni-Leslie JamesCome From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

 

Lighting and Multimedia Design

Howell Binkley (Lighting) – Come From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

Dean Drieberg & Damian Dunne, Milked Studios (Multimedia) – Sunday In The Park (Watch This)

Nick Roux (Multimedia) – Lazarus (By arrangement with Robert Fox & Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment. The Production Company in association with Mens Mens Theatre)

Trent Suidgeest (Lighting) – Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

Trudy Dalgleish (Lighting) – A Little Night Music (Victorian Opera)

 

Betty Pounder Award for Excellence in Choreography

Freya ListBright Star (Pursued By Bear)

Christopher HorseyThoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company) 

Andrew HallsworthMuriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

Kelly DevineCome From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

Michael RalphLegally Blonde (James Terry Collective)

 

Music Direction

David ButlerGhost Quartet Antipodes Theatre Company

Katie WestonLegally Blonde (James Terry Collective)

Luke HunterBody of Work

Nathan FirminBright Star (Pursued By Bear)

Phoebe BriggsA Little Night Music (Victorian Opera) 

 

Direction

Sonya Suares & Dean Drieberg  – Sunday In The Park (Watch This)

Roger HodgmanRagtime (The Production Company) 

Michael KantorLazarus (By arrangement with Robert Fox & Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment. The Production Company in association with Mens Mens Theatre)

Christopher AshleyCome From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

Simon PhillipsMuriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

 

Best Production

Bright Star (Pursued By Bear)

Come From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby)

Legally Blonde (James Terry Collective)

Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company)

Ragtime (The Production Company) 


INDEPENDENT THEATRE

 

Performer (2 winners)

Dylan WatsonMr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Lightning Jar Theatre in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Emma Mary HallWorld Problems (Emma Mary Hall in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Carly SheppardLOVE (fortyfivedownstairs)

Anthony CraigPrivate Peaceful (Moving Light Productions Australia in association with Chapel Off Chapel)

Elliott Gee Batmania, the Bus Tour (Theatre Works and The Very Good Looking Initiative in association with Melbourne Fringe)

Andi SnellingHappy-Go-Wrong (Melbourne Fringe)

Ruwanie InoshaThe Aussie Ethnic Identity Crisis (The Brown Ballet in association with Melbourne Fringe)

Jillian MurrayThe Year of Magical Thinking (fortyfivedownstairs)

Lucy AnsellShe is Vigilante (Theatre Works)

Yumi UmiumareUnwoman (The Rabble in association with The Substation and Due West)

 

Ensemble

Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Lightning Jar Theatre in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

THEM (Samah Sabawi and Lara Week in association with La Mama)

Balit Liwurruk: Strong Girl (St Martins)

The Market is a Wind Up Toy (The Bloomshed in association with Theatre Works)

Unwoman (The Rabble in association with The Substation and Due West)

 

Lighting Design

Richard VabreMr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Lightning Jar Theatre in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Matthew CrosbyThe Intriguing Case of the Silent Forest (The Thursday Group in association with La Mama)

John Ford & Rachel BurkeBalit Liwurruk: Strong Girl (St Martins)

Andy TurnerThe Year of Magical Thinking (fortyfivedownstairs)

Emma ValenteUnwoman (The Rabble in association with The Substation and Due West)

 

Set, Costume and Video Design

Sophie Woodward (Set/Costume) – Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Lightning Jar Theatre in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Fleur Dean (Set/Costume) – World Problems (Emma Mary Hall in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Michael Carmody (Video) – Balit Liwurruk: Strong Girl (St Martins)

Matilda Woodroffe & Hannah Murphy (Set/Costume) – Mad as a Cute Snake (Theatre Works in association with Melbourne Fringe)

Kate Davis (Set/Costume) – Unwoman (The Rabble in association with The Substation and Due West)

 

Music Composition and Sound Design

S. S. Sebastian (Composition) – World Problems (Emma Mary Hall in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Naretha WilliamsBalit Liwurruk: Strong Girl (St Martins)

Liesl PieterseThe Voices of Joan of Arc (Melbourne Fringe)

Kellie-Anne KimberBatmania, the Bus Tour (The Very Good Looking Initiative in association with Theatre Works and Melbourne Fringe)

Justin GardamThe Market is a Wind-Up Toy (The Bloomshed in association with Theatre Works)

 

Writing

Emma Mary HallWorld Problems (Emma Mary Hall in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Patricia CorneliusLOVE (fortyfivedownstairs)

Samah SabawiTHEM (Samah Sabawi and Lara Week in association with La Mama)

Rory GodboldWhen The Light Leaves (High Line Theatre and Citizen Theatre in association with La Mama)

Andi SnellingHappy-Go-Wrong (Melbourne Fringe)

 

Direction

John KachoyanMr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Lightning Jar Theatre in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Susie DeeLOVE (fortyfivedownstairs)

Bagryana PopovTHEM (Samah Sabawi and Lara Week in association with La Mama)

Nadja KostichBalit Liwurruk: Strong Girl (St Martins)

Kate Davis & Emma ValenteUnwoman (The Rabble in association with The Substation and Due West)

 

Production

Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Lightning Jar Theatre in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

World Problems (Emma Mary Hall in association with fortyfivedownstairs)

Balit Liwurruk: Strong Girl (St Martins)

Unwoman (The Rabble in association with The Substation and Due West)

THEM (Samah Sabawi and Lara Week in association with La Mama)


OPERA

Female Lead

Lee AbrahmsenThe Flying Dutchman (Melbourne Opera)

Jacqui DarkNorma (Melbourne Opera)

Jane EdeCosi Fan Tutte (Opera Australia)

Katarina DalaymanParsifal (Victorian Opera)

Kara Son – Turandot (Opera Australia)

Male Lead

Teddy Tahu RhodesFaust (Opera Australia)

Derek WeltonParsifal (Victorian Opera)

Amartuvshin EnkhbatRigoletto (Opera Australia)

Rosiario La SpinaThe Flying Dutchman (Melbourne Opera)

Darren JefferyThe Flying Dutchman (Melbourne Opera)

Artist in a Supporting Role

Luke GabbedyFaust (Opera Australia)

Eddie Muliaumaseali’iNorma (Melbourne Opera)

Teddy Tahu RhodesParsifal (Victorian Opera)

Anna DowsleyFaust (Opera Australia)

Lisette BoltonFly (Lyric Opera)

 

Lighting, Set and Costume Design

Rob Sowinski (Lighting) – The Flying Dutchman (Melbourne Opera)

Tom Petty, Richard Vabre (Sets and Lighting) – Fly (Lyric Opera)

James Browne (Set and Cotumes) The Selfish Giant (Victorian Opera)

Paolo Fantin, Carla Teti, Alessandro Carletti (Sets, Costumes, Lighting) Il Viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia)

Charles Edwards, Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Paule Constable (Sets, Costumes, Lighting) Faust (Opera Australia)

 

Conductor

Christian BadeaTurandot (Opera Australia)

Guillaume TourniaireFaust (Opera Australia)

Anthony NegusThe Flying Dutchman (Melbourne Opera)

Ray LawrenceNorma (Melbourne Opera)

Daniel SmithIl Viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia)

 

Outstanding Musical Achievement

Youth Ensemble – The Selfish Giant (Victorian Opera)

Ensemble Cast – Il Viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia)

Simon Bruckard and Emma Muir Smith – New Australian Opera – The Selfish Giant (Victorian Opera)

Programming – Fly (Lyric Opera)

 

Direction

David McVicarFaust (Opera Australia)

Damiano Michieletto -Il Viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia)

Lara KerestesFly (Lyric Opera)

Cameron MenziesThe Selfish Giant (Victorian Opera)

 

Best Production

Faust (Opera Australia)

Il Viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia)

Parsifal (Victorian Opera)

Fly (Lyric Opera)

The Flying Dutchman (Melbourne Opera)


CABARET

 

Artiste

Evelyn KrapeThe Ghetto Cabaret (fortyfivedownstairs)

Sarah WardThe Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space (Sarah Ward in association with Auspicious Projects and Briefs Factory)

Selina JenkinsBoobs (as part of Melbourne Fringe)

 

Ensemble

Creatures Lost (Picked Last For Sport in association with The Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne Fringe)

Pamela’s Palace (Interactive Theatre International as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival) 

Poopie Tum Tums (The Very Good Looking Initiative in association with The Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

Yummy Deluxe (Yummy Productions as part of Melbourne Fringe)

 

Writing

Honor Wolff and Patrick Durnan SilvaPoopie Tum Tums (The Very Good Looking Initiative in association with The Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne International  Comedy Festival)

Picked Last For Sport – Creature’s Lost (Picked Last For Sport in association with The Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne Fringe)

Sarah Ward – The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space (Sarah Ward in association with Auspicious Projects and Briefs Factory)

Selina JenkinsBoobs (as part of Melbourne Fringe)

 

Original songs

Picked Last For SportCreature’s Lost (Picked Last For Sport in association with The Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne Fringe)

Sarah Ward, Bec Matthews, Jo Franklin, Gen Bernstein and Cerise HowardThe Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space (Sarah Ward in association with Auspicious Projects and Briefs Factory)

Selina JenkinsBoobs (as part of Melbourne Fringe)

Willow Sizer and Rachel LewindonDeath of A Demi Diva (as part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival)

 

Musical Direction

Scott Griffiths – The Ghetto Cabaret (fortyfivedownstairs)

Victoria FalconerFringe Wives Club – Glittergrass (Laura Milke-Garner as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

Willow Sizer – Death of A Demi Diva (as part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival)

 

Production

Boobs (Selina Jenkins as part of Melbourne Fringe)

Gender Euphoria (Mama Alto and Maude Davey as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival) 

Poopie Tum Tums (The Very Good Looking Initiative in association with The Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne International  Comedy Festival)

The Ghetto Cabaret (fortyfivedownstairs)

The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space (Sarah Ward in association with Auspicious Projects and Briefs Factory)

 

Design

The Ghetto Cabaret (fortyfivedownstairs)

The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space (Sarah Ward in Association with Auspicious Projects and Briefs Factory)

Yummy Deluxe (Yummy Productions as part of Melbourne Fringe)


CONTEMPORARY AND EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE

 

Production (3 Winners)

Daddy – Joel Bray (presented by Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival)

Diaspora – A Chamber Made work by Robin Fox and Collaborators (in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and The SUBSTATION)

Exit Strategies – Mish Grigor/APHIDS (presented by Arts House)

Subliminal Massage – Marcus Ian McKenzie (presented by Club Greg as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival)

Those Who Rock – Joseph O’Farrell (JOF) (presented by Arts Centre Melbourne)

Waterloo – Bron Batten (presented by Brunswick Mechanics Institute as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

Circus

Common Dissonance – Na Djinang Circus (presented by The Melba Spiegeltent – Sidesault Festival and Circus Oz)

The Drill – Women’s Circus (presented by Due West Festival)

Invisible Things – Alex Mizzen (presented by The Melba Spiegeltent – Sidesault Festival and Circus Oz)

Party Ghost – Poached Eggs & Asparagus (as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

 

Visual Design

Auto-Cannibal – Paul Lim (Lighting Design) – Oozing Future (presented by Theatre Works)

Daddy – James Lew (Set and Costume), Katie Sfetkidis (Lighting) – Joel Bray (presented by Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival)

Diaspora – Robin Fox (Lasers), Nick Roux (Video Art and System Design), Amelia Lever-Davidson (Lighting Design) and Shio Otani (Costume Design) – Chamber Made (in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and The SUBSTATION)

EVERYWHEN – Matthias Schack-Arnott (in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and The SUBSTATION)

Seduction – Gold Satino (as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival)

 

Sound Performance and Design

Diaspora – A Chamber Made work by Robin Fox and collaborators (in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and The SUBSTATION)

EVERYWHEN – Matthias Schack-Arnott and Tilman Robinson (in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and The SUBSTATION)

Sonic Labyrinth – Aviva Endean & Justin Marshall (presented by Melbourne Fringe and ArtPlay)

The Violin Generator – Jon Rose with co-curation by Kali Michailidis (presented by The SUBSTATION in conjunction with Tura New Music)

 

Program

Speakeasy – Darebin Arts

Future Assembly – Arts House

Melba Spiegeltent – Circus Oz

The SUBSTATION

 

Performer (2 Winners)

Jess Kapuscinski-EvansA Normal Child by Disability Slapstick Plan and Ridiculusmus (presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy)

Joel BrayDaddy (presented by Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival)

Leah SheltonBitch on Heat (presented by Theatre Works)

Marcus McKenzieSubliminal Massage (presented by Club Greg as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival)

Maude DaveyNever… Calm Down! (presented by The Melba Spiegeltent – Sidesault and Circus Oz)

 

Ensemble

A Normal Child – Disability Slapstick Plan and Ridiculusmus (presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy)

Diaspora – Robin Fox, Erkki Veltheim, Georgie Darvidis, Madeleine Flynn (A Chamber Made Work by Robin Fox and collaborators in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and The SUBSTATION)

Public Actions – Luke George & Collaborators (presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive)

Flutter and Flounce – PO PO MO CO (as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival)


SPECIAL AWARDS

Outstanding Contribution to Cabaret – Daniel Clarke

Geoffrey Milne Award for Outstanding Contribution to Independent Theatre – Caitlin Dullard


ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Technical Achievement – Emily O’Brien

Lifetime Achievement- Jenny Kemp

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies, and is currently completing her Masters of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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