As 2013 draws to a close it is a time to look back at the year that has passed in reflection and to make wishes for the future. I always like to end the year with a Theatrical Celebration of Achievement and Success in the Canadian Theatre here on TWISI and so, once again, I offer you the TWISI AWARD WINNERS.
I have gone through all the reviews and theatre notes that I have written from the last twelve months and have come up with this list of those whose work this year has shown exceptional creativity, artistry, joyfulness and proficiency in the Canadian theatre works that I have seen. Each winner receives exclusive TWISI Award Winner bragging rights, a swanky gold star badge for their Facebook page and all my gratitude for continuing to remind me how magical and special the theatre can be and how lucky I am to get to live in the world of play in this country.
THE 2013 TWISI AWARD WINNERS ARE:
Gold Star to MARTHA IRVING (Actor in The (Post) Mistress. Neptune Theatre/ Ship’s Company Theatre).
Gold Star to VANESSA WALTON-BONE (Actor in The Importance of Being Ernest. Neptune Theatre).
Gold Star to FRANCINE DESCHEPPER (Actor in The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum at Neptune Theatre).
Gold Star to PAUL SUN HYUNG LEE (Actor in Kim’s Convenience at Soulpepper Theatre)
Gold Star to MEGHAN GREELEY (Playwright for Kingdom. White Rooster Theatre/ Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival)
Gold Star to CLIFF LEJEUNE (Cabaret Performance. Holly Arsenault Presents at the Company House).
Gold Star to RHYS BEVAN-JOHN (Actor in Hamlet. Shakespeare By the Sea).
Gold Star to MARTY BURT (Actor in Much Ado About Nothing. Shakespeare By the Sea).
Gold Star to ALEXIS MILLIGAN (Actor in As You Like It. Two Planks and a Passion Theatre).
Gold Star to HILARY ADAMS (Actor in Six Characters In Search of An Author. DalTheatre).
Gold Star to THE MISERY LOVES (THEATRE) COMPANY’S ENSEMBLE (RHYS BEVAN-JOHN, BILL WOOD & MARY FAY COADY) for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Misery Loves (Theatre) Company/ Shakespeare by The Sea).
Gold Star to HAWKSLEY WORKMAN & CHRISTIAN BARRY (for The God That Comes. 2b Theatre.)
Gold Star to MARY VINGOE (Playwright of Refuge. Eastern Front Theatre).
Gold Star to ZUPPA THEATRE COMPANY’S ENSEMBLE (SUSAN LEBLANC-CRAWFORD, STEWART LEGERE, BEN STONE, KIERSTEN TOUGH, JASON MICHAEL MACISAAC & DAVID CHRISTENSEN) for Uncle Oscar’s Experiment. Zuppa Theatre Company).
Gold Star to GEORDIE JOHNSON (Actor in Red. Neptune Theatre).
Gold Star to JEREMY WEBB (Actor/Creator of A Christmas Carol. Off The Leash Productions).
Gold Star to MARY COLIN CHISHOLM (Director of Ibsen’s Ghosts. LunaSea Theatre).
Gold Star to PAM HALSTEAD for White Rabbit/Red Rabbit. DMV Theatre.)
Gold Star to COLLEEN MACISAAC (Actor in Universal Babel. Lions Den Theatre/ Atlantic Fringe Festival).
Gold Star to JAY WHITEHEAD (Actor in UnSex’d. Theatre Outré/ Atlantic Fringe Festival).
I Wish You All a Joyful & Prosperous New Year.