Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2012 Winners

Media Release for Immediate Use
From: The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards

The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2012 Winners

Wellington theatre excellence was celebrated and honoured at the 21st annual Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards ceremony held at the Paramount Cinema on Sunday December 9th.

Big winners on the night were The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira, receiving three awards, including Costume Design for Shona Tawhiao, Director of the Year for Rachel House and Production of the Year. The Prospect also received three awards, taking home New Director of the Year for Tammy Davis, Maraea Rakuraku is New Playwright of the Year and Rob Lloyd received Supporting Actor of the Year.

The 2012 Critics Wild Card went to Vance Fontaine and his Peculiar Sensations for their show Command Performance and in recognition of the Chapman Tripp Theare Awards turning 21 two gentlemen who have been there since the start - Laurie Atkinson reviewer for the Dominion Post and Neil Grey from Chapman Tripp were honoured. We sincerely thank them for their dedication and hard work over these 21 years.

Wellington Mayor, Celia Wade Brown, presented her Mayors Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre to Dawn Sanders for her tireless, committed, passionate advocacy and advancement of theatre – particularly Shakespeare in our schools and on national and international stages. Dawn is founder & Chief Executive of Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ; organises the annual University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals nationwide since 1992, National Shakespeare Schools Production, SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company – to name but a few of her many achievements.

MC’s for the evening saw the welcome return of The Cab Sav’s made up of talented theatre community members Asalemo Tofete, Bryony Skillington, Carmel McGlone, Gareth Farr/Lilith Lacriox , Hailey Sproull and Jessica Robinson - lamenting the loss of actors to Auckland, they created a song especially for Theatre Designers and honored the Divas.

The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards wish to sincerely thank all the sponsors, the theatres, the theatre community and the wonderful audiences continuing to make Wellington such an exciting Cultural Capital!


The Award Winners for 2012 are:

Critics Wild Card
Vance Fontaine and his Peculiar Sensations - Command Performance
Greg Ellis, Thom McGrath, Tane Upjohn-Beatson, Takumi Motokawa, Matiu Whiting

Circa Theatre Award Donated by TACT for the Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year
Tim Carlsen - One Day Moko

Emerging Artist Trust Wellington Award for the Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year
Victoria Abbott - West End Girls

The George Webby Award for Most Promising Director of the Year sponsored by Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School & Victoria University of Wellington
Tammy Davis - The Prospect

The Peter Harcourt Award for Outstanding New Playwright of the Year Sponsored by BATS Theatre & Taki Rua Productions
Maraea Rakuraku - The Prospect

Downstage Theatre Award for Most Original Production of the Year

Paper Sky - Red Leap Theatre

Grouse Lighting Award for Lighting Designer of the Year
Jennifer Lal - Into the Uncanny Valley

Weta Workshop Award for Set Designer of the Year
John Verryt - Paper Sky

Brancott Estate Award for Costume Designer of the Year
Shona Tawhiao - The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira

Park Road Post Production Award for Sound Designer of the Year
Chris Ward – Peninsula

The Constance Scott Kirkcaldie Award for Outstanding Composer of Music

Laughton Pattrick - Around the World and Buck Again

Playmarket and Captial E – National Theatre for Children Award for Outstanding New Zealand Play of the Year
Peninsula - Gary Henderson

Absolutely Positively Award for Supporting Actress of the Year
Nancy Brunning - Clybourne Park

Whitireia Performing Arts and Chapman Tripp Award for Supporting Actor of the Year
Rob Lloyd - The Prospect

Chapman Tripp Accolade for Outstanding Performance
Richard Dey - All My Sons

Chapman Tripp Accolade for Outstanding Performance

Te Kohe Tuhaka - Michael James Manaia

Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Actress of the Year
Elena Stejko - A Shortcut to Happiness

The Grant Tilly Award for Actor of the Year sponsored by ProActors and eCaster
Thomas Monckton - Moving Stationery

Museum Hotel Award for Director of the Year

Rachel House - The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira

Chapman Tripp Award for Production of the Year
The Māori Troilus and Cressida – Toroihi Rāua Ko Kāhira - Ngākau Toa

The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre

Dawn Sanders (CEO at Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand)


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Christchurch: Fixing Town Hall Means Performing Arts Precinct Rethink

Christchurch City Council’s decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city’s Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news