Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2010

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Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2010
A Grand Celebration of Wellington Professional Theatre.

Sunday 5th December, 6pm
The Opera House, 111-113 Manners St

The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2010 are proud to celebrate another innovative, exciting and captivating year of professional theatre in the cultural capital with a sparkling ceremony at the Wellington Opera House, Sunday 5th December.

We welcome the Wellington theatre community; the greater NZ theatre whanau and all its avid supporters to attend the Award Ceremony for 2010.

Wellingtons diligent theatre critics will narrow down the year’s best and brightest theatre shows from 100 eligible productions to three nominees in each of the 18 award categories.

Event Passes for the Award Show and Buffet Meal + Beverages, go on sale Monday 1st November and can be purchased from Downstage Theatre for $85.

Dont miss this glittering evening, honouring theatre excellence in Wellington.

BOOKINGS:
Downstage Theatre 04 801 6946 or www.downstage.co.nz

The nominees are:

BRANCOTT AWARD FOR MOST ORIGINAL PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
360 – A Nightsong Productions and Theatre Stampede collaboration
The Arrival – Red Leap Theatre Company
Gene Pool - Hoi Polloi

Downstage Theatre Award for the Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year
Jackson Coe – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment:
Ralph McCubbin-Howell – Katydid
Paul Waggott – Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Circa Award Donated by Tact for the Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year
Ella Becroft – The Arrival
Alex Lodge – Tea for Toot
Cian Elyse White – Mo and Jess Kill Susie

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School & Victoria University of Wellington Award for Most Promising Director of the Year
Charlotte Bradley – Katydid
Lara MacGregor – My Name is Rachel Corrie
Phoebe Smith – Skungpoomery

The Theatre Awards Trust Award for Costume Designer of the Year
Paul Jenden – The NERO Show
Brian King – The Great Gatsby
Elizabeth Whiting -The Arrival

Grouse Lighting Award for Lighting Designer of the Year
Jeremy Fern – The Arrival
Jennifer Lal – The December Brother
Nathan McKendry – End Game

Weta Workshop Award for Set Designer of the Year
Ulli Briese – Ninety
Brian King – End Game
John Verryt – The Arrival

THE ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY AWARD FOR SOUND DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Gil Eva Craig – The December Brother
John Gibson – 360
Thomas Press – Doors. Walls. And Also Silence

Constance Scott Kirkcaldie Award for Outstanding Composer of Music
Gareth Farr – The NERO Show
Tane Upjohn-Beatson Katydid
David Ward – The Guru of Chai

Peter Harcourt Award for Outstanding New Playwright of the Year
Sponsored by Bats Theatre & Taki Rua Productions
Lucy O’Brien – Katydid
Anya Tate-Manning – Pirates Vs Ninjas
Alex Lodge/Cherie Jacobson/Ed Watson – Tea for Toot

THE PLAYMARKET/CAPITAL E NATIONAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN OUTSTANDING NEW NEW ZEALAND PLAY OF THE YEAR
The Guru of Chai – Jacob Rajan, Justin Lewis
Katydid – Lucy O’Brien
The Second Test – Jonathan Brugh

The Orbit Corporate Travel Award for Supporting Actress of the Year
Darlene Mohekey – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment:
Rachel More – Katydid
Lyndee-Jane Rutherford – Mauritius

Chapman Tripp Award for Supporting Actor of the Year
Christopher Brougham – Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Aaron Cortesi – Mark Twain and me in Moriland
Tim Gordon – The Letter Writer

Seven Nominees for these four categories:

Eat Wellington Accolade for Outstanding Performance
SHOWCAST ACCOLADE FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Actress of the Year
THE PROACTORS AND GAIL COWAN MANAGEMENT AWARD FOR ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Nick Blake – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment:
Christopher Brougham – Me and Robert McKee
Simon Ferry – Lullaby Jock
Peter Hambleton – Letter Writer
Sophie Hambleton – Katydid
Miranda Manasiadis – The Great Gatsby
Jacob Rajan -The Guru of Chai

The Museum Hotel Award for Director of the Year
Justin Lewis – The Guru of Chai
Julie Nolan – The Arrival
Juliet OBrien – Letter Writer

Chapman Tripp Award for Production of the Year
The Arrival – Red Leap Theatre Company
The Guru of Chai – Indian Ink
The Letter Writer – Circa Theatre

For more information, images or interviews please contact event publicist
Brianne Kerr
021 165 5784 or briannekerrpublicity@yahoo.co.nz

2 COMMENTS

  1. The Arrival wins five awards at the Chapman Tripps

    By Hugh Sundae

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/arts/news/article.cfm?c

    The Arrival was the big winner at the Chapman Tripp Wellington Theatre Awards which were handed out last night.

    The production won Most Original Production, Production Of The Year, as well as awards for costume, director and Most Promising Female Newcomer for Ella Becroft.

    Actress Of The Year and Performance Of The Year went to the daughter/father combo Sophie and Peter Hambleton.

    Full winners list

    Critics Wild Card

    End Game – Kenny King and Rebekah Sherrat

    Most Original Production of the Year

    The Arrival – Red Leap Theatre Company

    Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year

    Paul Waggott – Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Block Head

    Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year

    Ella Becroft – The Arrival

    Most Promising Director of the Year

    Charlotte Bradley – Katydid

    Costume Designer of the Year

    Elizabeth Whiting – The Arrival

    Lighting Designer of the Year

    Jennifer Lal – The December Brother

    Set Designer of the Year

    John Verryt – The Arrival

    Sound Designer of the Year

    Gll Eva Craig – The December Brother

    Outstanding Composer of Music

    David Ward – The Guru of Chai

    Outstanding New Playwright of the Year

    Lucy O'Brien – Katydid

    New New Zealand Play of the Year

    The Guru of Chai – Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis

    Supporting Actress of the Year

    Darlene Mohekey – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment:

    Supporting Actor of the Year

    Christopher Brougham – Dead Man's Cell Phone

    Outstanding Performance

    Peter Hambleton – Letter Writer

    Outstanding Performance

    Christopher Brougham – Me and Robert McKee

    Actress of the Year

    Sophie Hambleton – Katydid

    Actor of the Year

    Jacob Rajan – The Guru of Chai

    Director of the Year

    Julie Nolan – The Arrival

    Production of the Year

    The Arrival – Red Leap Theatre Company

    The Mayor's Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre

    Presented by the Mayor of Wellington – Celia Wade Brown

    Richard Cathie

    By Hugh Sundae

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