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Wellington Theatre Awards 2016

Wellington Theatre Awards 2016

The Wellington Theatre Awards are proud to celebrate 2016’s exciting, engaging and highly entertaining year of professional theatre in the cultural capital with a jubilant award ceremony at Te Whaea Theatre, Sunday 11th December.

We hope you will all join us for our theatrical arts industry Christmas Party - a chance to come together, celebrate excellence, and another stellar year of creativity.

Ten industry professionals choose these nominees for the 19 award categories. ‘Mayor’s’ and ‘Wildcard’ Awards will be announced at the award ceremony.

Our 2016 nominees are: (in alphabetical order)

Best Male Newcomer
Patrick Carroll, Layman
Tom Clarke, The Devil's Half-Acre
Andrew Gunn, Potato Stamp Megalomaniac

Best Female Newcomer
Susie Berry, Jekyll and Hyde
Keagan Carr Fransch, Love and Information
Vanessa Kumar, The Elephant Thief

Promising New Director
Rose Kirkup, Versions of Allah
Fran Olds and Luke Hanna, The Fence
Stella Reid, Orphans

Best New Playwright
Emily Duncan, Hold Me
Carrie Green, Man Parts
Andrew Gunn, Potato Stamp Megalomaniac
Ben Wilson, Fred is Cold

Best Lighting Designer
Natalia Gwiazdzinski, The Vultures
Rachel Marlow, Dust Pilgrim
Marcus McShane, The Devil's Half-Acre

Best Set Designer
Andrew Foster, Te Pō
Meg Rollandi, The Devil's Half-Acre
Poppy Serano, Dust Pilgrim

Costume Designer
Harriet Denby, Far Away
Ian Harman, La Casa Azul
Sopheak Seng, The Vultures

Best Sound Designer
Oliver Devlin, The Seven Sons of Supparath
Thomas Press, Dust Pilgrim
Jason Wright, The Fence

Best Composer of Music
Hayley Sproull, Vanilla Miraka
Tane Upjohn-Beatson, The Devil's Half -Acre
Jason Wright, Shu's Song

Most Original Production
A Trial – Barbarian Productions and Binge Culture Collective
If There's not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming – The Town Centre / Julia Croft
The Woman Who Forgot - Storybox
Titled - The Town Centre / Nisha Madhan

Best New NZ Play
Kip Chapman, Todd Emerson and Sophie Roberts, Hudson and Halls Live
Mīria George, The Vultures
Rob Mokaraka, Shot Bro

Best Supporting Actor
Tola Newbery, The Vultures
Andrew Paterson, Orphans
Gavin Rutherford, La Casa Azul

Best Supporting Actress
Awhina Rose-Ashby, The Vultures
Amy Tarleton, The ACB of Honora Lee
Anya Tate-Manning, Hudson and Halls Live

Best Actor/Best Actress/Outstanding Performance
Julia Croft, If there's not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm not Coming
Rachel Henry, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
KC Kelly, Orphans
Kali Kopae, La Casa Azul
Rob Mokaraka, Shot Bro
Chris Parker, Hudson and Halls Live
Hayley Sproull, Vanilla Miraka

Best Director
Kip Chapman, Hudson and Halls Live
Erina Daniels, Shot Bro
Stella Reid, Orphans

Best Production
Hudson and Halls Live - Silo Theatre
Rukahu - Not Even Productions
Te Pō - Theatre Stampede and Nightsong Productions

The Wellington Theatre Awards 2016
6.30pm, Sunday 11th December
Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown
Event tickets are $35 (plus fees) and include light refreshments and nibbles.

The Theatre Awards Trust would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors:
Wellington City Council, The Performing Arts Foundation of Wellington,
BATS Theatre, Capital E, Circa Theatre, Emerging Artists Trust,
Park Road Post, Playmarket, Sileni Estates, Taki Rua Productions, The Dominion Post, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Weta Workshop, Victoria University of Wellington.

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