A huge congratulations to all those who won or were nominated for this year’s Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards!
And a special congratulations to all the Toi Whakaari graduates and staff who were in among them, there were quite a few! Here they are: (winners are highlighted)
Circa Award donated by Tact for the Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year: Emmett Skilton — Paper Sky (Acting 2009), Tim Carlsen — One Day Moko (Acting 2009) and Tola Newbury — The Prospect (Acting 2010)
The Emerging Artist Trust Wellington Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year: Hayley Sproull — Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues (Acting 2011), Moana Ete — The Prospect (Acting 2010) and Victoria Abbott - West End Girls (Acting 2011)
Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University of Wellington Most Promising New Director of the Year: Melanie Camp — Immaculate (Directing 2012)
Brancott Estate Award for Costume Designer of the Year: Jane Boocock — West End Girls (Costume 2009)
Grouse Lighting Award for Lighting Designer of the Year: Laurie Dean — The Mourning After (ET and Advanced Dip 2004) and Lisa Maule — Michael James Manaia (ET Senior Tutor)
Weta Workshop Award for Set Designer of the Year: Daniel Williams — The Tigers of Wrath (Design 2006)
Peter Harcourt Award for Outstanding New Playwright of the Year sponsored by Bats Theatre and Taki Rua Productions: Tim Carlsen — One Day Moko (Acting 2009)
The Absolutely Positively Award for the Supporting Actress of the Year: Juanita Hepi — The Maori Troilus and Cressida — Toroihi Raua Ko Kahira (Acting 2009), Michele Amas — Peninsula (Acting 1984) and Nancy Brunning — Clybourne Park (Acting 1991)
Whitireia Performing Arts and Chapman Tripp Award for the Supporting Actor of the Year: Rawiri Paratene — The Maori Troilus and Cressida — Toroihi Raua Ko Kahira (Acting 1972) and Rob Lloyd — The Prospect (Acting 2004)
The Chapman Tripp Accolade for an Outstanding Performance
Te Kohe Tuhaka — Michael James Manaia (Acting 2004)
The Museum Hotel Award for Director of the Year: David O’Donnell — West End Girls (Acting 1979), Jane Waddell — Peninsula (Acting 1975) and Rachel House — The Maori Troilus and Cressida — Toroihi Raua Ko Kahira (Acting 1993)
Well done everyone!