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VDL Awards 2016 - Nominations



 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST SET DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Beaumaris Theatre
Bruce Akers & Owen Evans  A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Chris Baldock  Killing Jeremy by Bridgette Burton  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
Chris Shaw  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The Basin Theatre Group 
John Shelbourn  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
George Tranter  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA SILVER AWARD

The Alan Crispin Perpeptual Trophy
Donated by Beaumaris Theatre
Peter Dalwood & Shaun Mcilfactrick  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The Basin Theatre Group 
Emma Fox  A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Martin Gray  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Rob McDonald  Killing Jeremy by Bridgette Burton  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
Craig Pearcey  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA GOLD

The Frank Donahue Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The 1812 Theatre
Peter Dalwood & Shaun Mcilfactrick  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The Basin Theatre Group 
Emma Fox  A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Martin Gray  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Rob McDonald  Killing Jeremy by Bridgette Burton  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
Craig Pearcey  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 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  Killing Jeremy by Bridgette Burton  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
Tess Deyl  Australia Day by Jonathan Biggins  Foster Arts Music & Drama Association (FAMDA) 
Jeff Saliba & Tim Long  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Chris Shaw  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The Basin Theatre Group 
Bruce Parr  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST COSTUME DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Russell Johnson Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Sonja and Eddy Jager
Vicki Bristow & Sandy Rippingale  A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare  Leongatha Lyric Theatre Inc. 
Wendy Drowley & Team  A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Vicki Smith, Juliet Hayday & Catherine Christenson  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Emma Sproule & Melanie Thomas  Lysistrata by Aristophanes  Dionysus Theatre 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST PROPERTIES DESIGN in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by V F Trainor Trophies
Melanie Belcher, Bobbie Parish, Bruce Akers, Karen Wakeham   A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Deborah Fabbro  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Chris Shaw  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The Basin Theatre Group 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Grace Hart-Davies as “Poppy Norton-Taylor”  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Frankston Theatre Group Inc. 
Jacqui McSweeney as “Raylene Dooley”  The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh  Skin Of Our Teeth Productions 
Candice Sweetman as “Emilie”  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Leown Tarrant as “Betty Chumley”  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Angela Trakula as “Mrs Ethel Chauvenet”  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a MINOR ROLE in a COMEDY or a DRAMA

Braiden Barnard as “Timothy Allgood”  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Frankston Theatre Group Inc. 
Steve Saul as “President of the Court”  Breaker Morant by Kenneth G Ross  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc. 
Colin Tough as “Cab Driver”  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Rad Valance as “Charlie, as a teenager”  Flowers For Algernon by David Rogers  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a COMEDY

The Eileen Bentley Perpeptual Trophy
Donated by Essendon Theatre Company
Georgy Charles as “Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Frankston Theatre Group Inc. 
Kate Manicom as “Kelly/Maid”  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
Genevieve Moore as “Maree”  Australia Day by Jonathan Biggins  Foster Arts Music & Drama Association (FAMDA) 
Annette O'Shea as “Angela Dixon”  Secret Bridesmaids Business by Elizabeth Coleman  MOARTZ 
Julie Strini as “Lucy Dean”  Secret Bridesmaids Business by Elizabeth Coleman  MOARTZ 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a DRAMA

The Yvonne Manley Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Sherbrooke Theatre Company
Carolyn Edwards as “Jane”  Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovel  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 
Juliet Hayday as “Madame De Rosemonde”  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Catherine Larcey as “Sonja”  Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovel  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 
Naomi Mendoza as “Mercedes Herrero & others”  The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman & members of Tectonic Theater Project  PEP Productions 
Gabby Llewellyn Salter as “La Presidente De Tourvel”  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a COMEDY

Braiden Barnard as “Magistrate”  Lysistrata by Aristophanes  Dionysus Theatre 
Casey Filips as “Dr Sanderson”  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 
John Locke as “Tom”  Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Gordon Lyon as “Reg”  Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn  Encore Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a DRAMA

Cameron Allen as “Neil”  Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovel  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 
Thomas Reed as “Nick”  Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovel  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 
James Ness as “Stephen Belber & Others”  The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman & members of Tectonic Theater Project  PEP Productions 
Pete Young as “John McAdams & Others”  The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman & members of Tectonic Theater Project  PEP Productions 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a COMEDY

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Waverley Theatre Company
Julie Arnold as “Joan Crawford”  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Marianne Collopy as “Bette Davis”  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Michelle Robertson as “Lysistrata”  Lysistrata by Aristophanes  Dionysus Theatre 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST ACTRESS in a DRAMA

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Waverley Theatre Company
Claire Benne as “Blanche DuBois”  A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Janine Evans as “La Marquise De Merteuil”  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Melanie Rowe as “Madeleine”  Killing Jeremy by Bridgette Burton  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a COMEDY

The Max Grant Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Mitcham Theatre Group
Lindsay Fletcher as “Norman”  Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn  Encore Theatre Inc. 
Todd Miller as “Milo”  Milo's Wake by Marjorie Forde & Michael Forde  Off The Leash Theatre Inc. 
Xavier Ryan as “Elwood P Dowd”  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST ACTOR in a DRAMA

The David Perkins Perpetual Trophy
Donated by David Perkins
Mark Briggs as “Charlie Gordon”  Flowers For Algernon by David Rogers  Beaumaris Theatre Inc. 
Neil Fletcher as “Leon”  Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovel  Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. 
Eric Heyes as “Mr Green”  Visiting Mr Green by Jeff Baron  Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST DIRECTOR of a COMEDY Production

The Edna (Jones) Bartlett Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Gordon Bartlett
Alan Burrows  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
Rob Davies  Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Frankston Theatre Group Inc. 
Emma Sproule  Lysistrata by Aristophanes  Dionysus Theatre 
Nick Waxman  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST DIRECTOR of a DRAMA Production

The Edna Chandler Perpetual Trophy
Donated by The Basin Theatre Group
Peter Newling  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
Chris Shaw  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The Basin Theatre Group 
Karen Wakeham  A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
Kris Weber  Killing Jeremy by Bridgette Burton  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST COMEDY PRODUCTION

The Victorian Drama League Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
  The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh  Skin Of Our Teeth Productions 
  Bette and Joan by Anton Burge  Brighton Theatre Co. 
  Harvey by Mary Chase  Eltham Little Theatre Inc. 

 

Award Nominee Play and Author Theatre Company
The 2016 VDL Award for
BEST DRAMA PRODUCTION

The Nicky McFarlane Perpetual Trophy
Donated by Nicky McFarlane
  A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Wiliams  Heidelberg Theatre Co. 
  Killing Jeremy by Bridgette Burton  Strathmore Theatre Arts Group 
  Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Chistopher Hampton  Peridot Theatre Inc. 
  Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer  The Basin Theatre Group