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VDL Awards 2011



 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST SET DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Doug Bennett  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Bob Bramble  Wait Until Dark by Fredrick Knott  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Geoff Davey  Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Graham Mc Guffie  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
John Shelbourn  Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Alan Thompson  `Allo `Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft  Werribee Theatre Co. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Frank Donahue Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The 1812 Theatre
Gordon Boyd  Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Deryk Hartwick  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Deryk Hartwick  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 
Scott Hasse  The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt (adapted from the book by Susan Hill)  The Mount Players 
Robin LeBlond  Wait Until Dark by Fredrick Knott  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Graham McGuffie  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Andrew Oldroyd  Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST SOUND DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by V F Trainor Trophies
Andrea Cole  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Rob Ellis  Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Paul Haywood  The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt (adapted from the book by Susan Hill)  The Mount Players 
Jeff Saliba  Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Kasper Sussman  Wait Until Dark by Fredrick Knott  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Neil Williamson  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST COSTUME DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Russell Johnson Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Sonia and Eddy Jager
Sylvia Carr  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Wendy Drowley, Lois Connor, Dianne Brennan  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 
Kristina Doucouliagos and Emma Sproule  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Janine Kerwood  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Maureen McInerney, Anne Rendall, Bronwyn King  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Paula Morgan  `Allo `Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft  Werribee Theatre Co. 
Shane Ryan  Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Cassi Clingan-Borst as Girl, Surgical Student, Prostitute, Maid, Edward Hyde  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Jeffery Hatcher  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 
Rose Jowett Smith as Young David Sarnoff and others  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Caitlin Farrelly as Yvette  `Allo `Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft  Werribee Theatre Co. 
Brooke Hampton as Ms. Forsythe  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Aishling Sharkey as Leonie  Away by Michael Gow  Purely Pensive Productions 
Nina McLean as Emily  The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville-Barker  Hartwell Players Inc. 
Alison Knight as Honor Voysey  The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville-Barker  Hartwell Players Inc. 
Jackie Fraser as Ruth  Living Together by Alan Ackybourn  Essendon Theatre Company 
Salina Henderson as Lucy  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Peter Emery as Lane and Merriman  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Bruce Carter as Minster/Bert/Keith (voice)  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Brian Farrell as Timms  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 
Colin Donald as Peacey  The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville-Barker  Hartwell Players Inc. 
Lachlan Haul as Young Philo Farnsworth, Trader #6 and others  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
David Crothers as Leclerk  `Allo `Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft  Werribee Theatre Co. 
Warwick Loveless as Henry  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 
Che Timmins as Zac  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a COMEDY

Susan Carty as Celia Bryce  Natural Causes by Eric Chappell  The Basin Theatre Group 
Jennifer Gilchrist as Lady Bracknell  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Kathryn Moloney as Annie  Living Together by Alan Ackybourn  Essendon Theatre Company 
Kate McManus as Cherry  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 
Janie-Lee Zwagerman as Reba Harper  A Bad Year For Tomatoes by John Patrick  MOARTZ 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a DRAMA

The Yvonne Manley Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Sherbrooke Theatre Company
Melissa Karakaltsas as Charlotte Peters  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Jane Menze as Helen Irving  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Lauren O’Callaghan as Elizabeth Jelkes  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Jeffery Hatcher  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 
Llaaneath Poor as Rosalind Roberts  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Kim Ryan as Lizette Sarnoff, Mary Pickford, Mina Edison and others  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Katie Timms as Gloria  Wait Until Dark by Fredrick Knott  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY

Dexter Bourke as Earnest Withers  Natural Causes by Eric Chappell  The Basin Theatre Group 
Samuel Chappel as Scripps  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 
David Dodd as Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Tim Driver as Posner  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 
Aaron Holeman as James Davis  Secret Bridesmaids' Business by Elizabeth Coleman  Sunshine Community Theatre Inc. 
Daniel O’Kane as Doug  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 
Xavier Ryan as Tom  Living Together by Alan Ackybourn  Essendon Theatre Company 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a DRAMA

Zoran Babic as Happy  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Joe Dias as Biff  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Dean Gunera as Salvador Dali  Hysteria by Terry Johnson  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
Keith Hutton as Leslie Gorrell, Walter Gifford, Vladimir Zworykin, Banker#3 and others  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Jeff Saliba as George Everson, Waiter, James, Howard, Banker #1, Judge and others  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Chris Shaw as Roat  Wait Until Dark by Fredrick Knott  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a COMEDY

Kristina Doucouliagos as Cecily Cardew  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Sharon King as Myra Marlowe/Sis Sadie  A Bad Year For Tomatoes by John Patrick  MOARTZ 
Teddy Neave as Meg Bacon  Secret Bridesmaids' Business by Elizabeth Coleman  Sunshine Community Theatre Inc. 
Laell Raiteri as Vincent  Natural Causes by Eric Chappell  The Basin Theatre Group 
Annabelle Tudor as Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a DRAMA

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Waverley Theatre Company
Kellie Brae as Beatrix George  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Gail Bradley as Professor Lindsay Graham  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Dana Kronental as Jessica  Hysteria by Terry Johnson  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
Genevieve Ryan as Hetty Oaks  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Carol Shelbourn as Sheila  The Shoe-Horn Sonata by John Misto  Brighton Theatre Co. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a COMEDY

The Max Grant Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Mitcham Theatre Group
James Antonas as Norman  Living Together by Alan Ackybourn  Essendon Theatre Company 
Nicholas Barker-Pendree as Algernon Moncrieff  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Bruce Grainger as Henri  Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Richard Green as Roy  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 
Tim Maloney as Rene  `Allo `Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft  Werribee Theatre Co. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a DRAMA

The David Perkins Perpetual Trophy
Donated by David Perkins
Brad Lowry as Philo T. Farnsworth  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Nick Martin as Mr. Green  Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron  The 1812 Theatre 
William Mulholland as Professor Peter George  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Barry O’Neill as Willy Loman  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Stephen Shinkfield as David Sarnoff  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST DIRECTOR of a COMEDY Production

The Edna (Jones) Bartlett Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Gordon Bartlett
Bruce Akers  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 
Sharon Maine  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 
Andrew Olroyd  Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Emma Sproule  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST DIRECTOR of a DRAMA Production

The Edna Chandler Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The Basin Theatre Group
Doug Bennett  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Gayle Poor  We Happy Few by Imogen Stubbs  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Shane Ryan  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Kevin Trask  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST COMEDY PRODUCTION

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Werribee Theatre Company  `Allo `Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft  Werribee Theatre Co. 
Gemco Players Community Theatre  Cosi by Louis Nowra  Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc. 
FAMDA  Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Heidelberg Theatre Company  The History Boys by Alan Bennett  Heidelberg Theatre Company 
Beaumaris Theatre  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2011 VDL Award for
BEST DRAMA PRODUCTION

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by V F Trainor Trophies
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Encore Theatre  Life After George by Hannie Rayson  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Malvern Theatre Company  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Dandenong Theatre Company  Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell  Dandenong Theatre Co. Inc.