17 Nov 2010

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Chapman Tripp Award nominations announced

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 have narrowed down the year’s best and brightest theatre shows from 100 eligible productions to nominees in each of the 19 award categories.

* Nominees are listed alphabetically

Brancott Award for Most Original Production of the Year 1 360 – A Nightsong Productions and Theatre Stampede collaboration 2 The Arrival – Red Leap Theatre Company 3 Gene Pool – Hoi Polloi

Downstage Theatre Award for the Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year 1 Jackson Coe – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: 2 Ralph McCubbin-Howell – Katydid 3 Paul Waggott – Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Circa Award Donated by Tact for the Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year 1 Ella Becroft – The Arrival 2 Alex Lodge – Tea for Toot 3 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 1 Charlotte Bradley – Katydid 2 Lara MacGregor – My Name is Rachel Corrie 3 Phoebe Smith – Skungpoomery

The Theatre Awards Trust Award for Costume Designer of the Year 1 Paul Jenden – The NERO Show 2 Brian King – The Great Gatsby 3 Elizabeth Whiting -The Arrival

Grouse Lighting Award for Lighting Designer of the Year 1 Jeremy Fern – The Arrival 2 Jennifer Lal – The December Brother 3 Nathan McKendry – End Game

Weta Workshop Award for Set Designer of the Year 1 Ulli Briese – Ninety 2 Brian King – End Game 3 John Verryt – The Arrival

The Absolutely Positively Award for Sound Designer of the Year 1 Gil Eva Craig – The December Brother 2 John Gibson – 360 3 Thomas Press – Doors. Walls. And Also Silence

Constance Scott Kirkcaldie Award for Outstanding Composer of Music 1 Gareth Farr – The NERO Show 2 Tane Upjohn-Beatson Katydid 3 David Ward – The Guru of Chai

Peter Harcourt Award for Outstanding New Playwright of the Year Sponsored by Bats Theatre & Taki Rua Productions 1 Lucy O’Brien – Katydid 2 Anya Tate-Manning – Pirates Vs Ninjas 3 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 1 The Guru of Chai – Jacob Rajan, Justin Lewis 2 Katydid – Lucy O’Brien 3 The Second Test – Jonathan Brugh

The Orbit Corporate Travel Award for Supporting Actress of the Year 1 Darlene Mohekey – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: 2 Rachel More – Katydid 3 Lyndee-Jane Rutherford – Mauritius

Chapman Tripp Award for Supporting Actor of the Year 1 Christopher Brougham – Dead Man’s Cell Phone 2 Aaron Cortesi – Mark Twain and me in Mâoriland 3 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 1 Nick Blake – Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: 2 Christopher Brougham – Me and Robert McKee 3 Simon Ferry – Lullaby Jock 4 Peter Hambleton – Letter Writer 5 Sophie Hambleton – Katydid 6 Miranda Manasiadis – The Great Gatsby 7 Jacob Rajan -The Guru of Chai

The Museum Hotel Award for Director of the Year 1 Justin Lewis – The Guru of Chai 2 Julie Nolan – The Arrival 3 Juliet O¹Brien – Letter Writer

Chapman Tripp Award for Production of the Year 1 The Arrival – Red Leap Theatre Company 2 The Guru of Chai – Indian Ink 3 The Letter Writer – Circa Theatre

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