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VDL Awards 2013 - Nominations



 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST SET DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Donated by Beaumaris Theatre
Neil Barnett  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The 1812 Theatre 
David Dare  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Nick Dart  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Wangaratta Players 
Martin Gibbs  Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams  Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc. 
Gerald Overton & Justin Stephens  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 
John Shelbourn  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Frank Donahue Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The 1812 Theatre
Dietmar Brisker  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Jason Bovaird  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Jason Bovaird & Deryk Hartwick  The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Peter Dalwood  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 
Chris Dickins  Foreigners from Home by Chris Dickins  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Robin Le Blond  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The 1812 Theatre 
Colin Mortley  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST SOUND DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by V F Trainor Trophies
Chris Baldock  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Samuel Chappel  Gary's House by Debra Oswald  Essendon Theatre Co. 
Chris Dickins  Foreigners from Home by Chris Dickins  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Russell Servis & Natasha Boyd  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 
Vicki Smith  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Justin Stephens  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST COSTUME DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Russell Johnson Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Sonia and Eddy Jager
Kath Addicoat  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 
Sylvia Carr & Margaret Bayley  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Anne Harding  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The 1812 Theatre 
Dina MacNamara  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Brenda Overton  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 
Tony Tartaro  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Louise Stewart  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  Mornington CEF Players Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Reeni Ekanayake as Johnna Monevata  August: Osage County by Tracy Letts  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Stephanie Gonelli as Jean Fordham  August: Osage County by Tracy Letts  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Karina Hudson as Bubba  Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Mandy Lay as Gwendolyn  The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Melissa New as Cecily  The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Kirsten Page as Vera Franklin  The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Llaaneath Poor as Elaine  Calendar Girls by Tim Firth  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Amanda Rector as Policewoman Klein  Arsenic and Old Lace by Joesph Kesselring  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Gavin Baker as Sheriff John Gilbeau  August: Osage County by Tracy Letts  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Neil Barnett as Lord Chief Justice & Inspector Belsize  Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams  Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc. 
Samuel Chappel as Lawrence & Liam  Calendar Girls by Tim Firth  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Robert Harsley as Justice Shallow  The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
Warren Logan as Johnnie  Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Nicholas Opolski as Anton Diabelli  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Fred Preston as Lieutenant Rooney  Arsenic and Old Lace by Joesph Kesselring  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a COMEDY

Amy Hill as Brooke Ashton (Vicki)  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Wangaratta Players 
Lizzie Matjacic as Helen  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Julianne Read as Tess  The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Hayley Roberts as Molly  The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Sarah Somers as Carol  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a DRAMA

The Yvonne Manley Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Sherbrooke Theatre Company
Ebony Beaton as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 
Kellie Bray as Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Ella Harvey as Clara Brandt  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Kate Bowers as Clara Brandt  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Julie Wade as Clairee Belcher  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY

Hamish Anderson as Lucas  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Matt Mirams as Speed  The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Nick Mitchell as Bryan  The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Colin Morley as Kenny  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Damian Peck as Harry Head & Les Williams  And The Big Men Fly by Alan Hopgood  Sunshine Community Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a DRAMA

Brian Christopher as Anton Schindler  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Ellis Ebell as Anton Diabelli  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Bruce Grainger as Walter Kidd  Foreigners from Home by Chris Dickins  Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association FAMDA 
Ron Kofler as Ludwig van Beethoven  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Lachlan Martin as Mike Clark  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Stephen Shinkfield as Mike Clark  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a COMEDY

Marianne Collopy as Margot  The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Lois Fleming as Chris  Calendar Girls by Tim Firth  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Karina Hudson as Germaine  Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Annette O’Shea as Veronica Veness  God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza  MOARTZ 
Julie Strini as Annette Redfern  God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza  MOARTZ 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a DRAMA

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Waverley Theatre Company
Julie Arnold as Margot Crane  The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Julie Arnold as Dr. Katherine Brandt  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Juliet Hayday as Dr. Katherine Brandt  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Errin Hewlett as M’Lynn Eatenton  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 
Marianne McLoughlin as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 
Louise Whiteman as Violet Weston  August: Osage County by Tracy Letts  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a COMEDY

The Max Grant Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Mitcham Theatre Group
James Antonas as Algernon Moncrieff  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  Purely Pensive Productions 
Troy Larkin as Albert Einstein  Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Neil McColl as Max Prince  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Evan Mizzi as Oscar  The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Stephen Shinkfield as Felix  The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a DRAMA

The David Perkins Perpetual Trophy
Donated by David Perkins
Nigel Leslie as Milo  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The 1812 Theatre 
Chris McLean as Actor  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 
Ben Mitchell as Dave  Gary's House by Debra Oswald  Essendon Theatre Co. 
Kieran Tracey as Kipps  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 
George Werther as Ludwig van Beethoven  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST DIRECTOR of a COMEDY Production

The Edna (Jones) Bartlett Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Gordon Bartlett
Bruce Cochrane  The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
Jack Millar  God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza  MOARTZ 
Peter Newling  The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Jeff Saliba  Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Steve Thornycroft  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Wangaratta Players 
Kevin Trask  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST DIRECTOR of a DRAMA Production

The Edna Chandler Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The Basin Theatre Group
Chris Baldock  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
Natasha Boyd  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 
Vicki Smith  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
Justin Stephens  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 
Kevin Trask  Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler  Encore Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST COMEDY PRODUCTION

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
  God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza  MOARTZ 
  Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Wangaratta Players 
  Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin  Brighton Theatre Co. 
  The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith  Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc. 
  The Odd Couple by Neil Simon  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2013 VDL Award for
BEST DRAMA PRODUCTION

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by V F Trainor Trophies
  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling  The Mount Players 
  The Woman in Black by Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill   The Basin Theatre Group 
  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Malvern Theatre Company Inc. 
  33 Variations by Moises Kaufman  Williamstown Little Theatre Inc. 
  Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler  Encore Theatre Inc.