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Jackie Maxwell and company members nominated for Dora, Sterling and Jessie Awards

- Maxwell-directed London Road receives 11 Dora nominations; ties with Mirvishes’ Les Miz -

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 12, 2014) — The Shaw Festival extends its congratulations to artistic director Jackie Maxwell, nominated for Outstanding Direction, Musical Theatre/Opera Division for the Canadian Stage production of London Road, and current company members on their recent Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto), Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award (Edmonton) and Jessie Richardson Theatre (Vancouver) nominations. The Shaw would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate company members who were recognized with Robert Merritt Award (Nova Scotia) nominations earlier this year.

Current company members who received Dora nominations are:

  • Bonnie Beecher, Outstanding Lighting Design: The Flood Thereafter (Canadian Stage) and Persée (Opera Atelier)
  • Judith Bowden, Outstanding Scenic Design and Outstanding Costume Design: London Road (Canadian Stage)
  • John Gzowski, Outstanding Sound Design/Compositions: A God in Need of Help (Tarragon Theatre); The Ugly One (Tarragon Theatre presents Theatre Smash) and The Sacrifice Zone (Theatre Gargantua/The Uncertainty Principle)
  • Jason Hand, Outstanding Lighting Design: Figaro’s Wedding (Against the Grain Theatre)
  • Deborah Hay, Outstanding Performance – Ensemble: London Road (Canadian Stage)
  • Kate Hennig, Outstanding Performance – Female: Rifles (Praxis Theatre, presented by Next Stage)
  • Camellia Koo, Outstanding Scenic Design: A God in Need of Help (Tarragon Theatre); The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (Factory Theatre/Obsidian Theatre Company); The Ugly One (Tarragon Theatre presents Theatre Smash) and The Wanderers (Cahoots Theatre Company)
  • Kevin Lamotte, Outstanding Lighting Design: London Road (Canadian Stage)
  • Ken MacDonald, Outstanding Scenic Design: Marry Me a Little (Tarragon Theatre)
  • Julain Molnar, Outstanding Performance – Ensemble: London Road (Canadian Stage)
  • Fiona Reid, Outstanding Performance – Female: Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Soulpepper Theatre Company) and London Road (Canadian Stage)
  • London Road, Outstanding Production, Musical Theatre/Opera Division (Jackie Maxwell, director) .

The 11 Dora nominations for the Maxwell-directed London Road comes after receiving the Best Production of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical awards during last month’s Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards.

Kudos are also extended to Martin Happer on his Sterling Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Clybourne Park (Citadel Theatre) and Moya O’Connell for her Jessie Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Becky Shaw (Mitch and Murray Productions).

In March, members of the 2014 company were acknowledged for their work by Theatre Nova Scotia and received Merritt Award nominations:

  • Sue LePage, Outstanding Costume and Set Design: The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum (Neptune Theatre/National Arts Centre)
  • Sue LePage, Outstanding Set Design: Red (Neptune Theatre)
  • Louise Guinand, Outstanding Lighting Design: Red (Neptune Theatre)
  • Eda Holmes, Outstanding Direction: Red (Neptune Theatre)
  • Red, Outstanding Production.

Congratulations to Eda Holmes, who won the Merritt Award for Outstanding Direction. Her production of Red for Neptune Theatre also won the Merritt Award for Outstanding Production.


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