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2010 Dora Award "Recipients" aka Winners

Well, the Dora Awards are over for another year, and although only Louise Petre won for one of the nominated plays that I have covered on my show (or this blog), I wasn't disappointed to be in the audience to see the "recipients" (as host Jian Gomeshi was scripted to say) take the stage to express their gratitude. I especially liked the words of encouragement that Costume Designer (The Marriage of Figaro) Martha Mann gave to the youthful crowd: if they hang around long enough, in 40 years, they, too might win a Dora. Speeches such as Martha's and Clinton Walker (Turn of the Screw) who thanked actor, Philip Riccio for dropping out of the play so he could win the Dora, kept the very long evening from dwindling into a huge yawn. Kudos also to Jian Gomeshi for his humour and handling of the interactive audience and, ahem, for taking off his shirt.

And the Recipients ARE:


Outstanding New Play
Michael Healey  Courageous

Outstanding Production
Parfumerie  Soulpepper Theatre Company

Outstanding Direction of a Play / Musical
Morris Panych  Parfumerie

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role
Diego Matamoros  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role
Tara Rosling  If We Were Birds

Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role / Ensemble
Maurice Dean Wint  Courageous

Outstanding Original Set Design
Ken MacDonald  Parfumerie

Outstanding Original Costume Design
Martha Mann  The Marriage of Figaro

Outstanding Original Lighting Design
Andrea Lundy  Hamlet

Outstanding Original Sound Design/Composition
Thomas Ryder Payne  If We Were Birds

Outstanding Musical Direction
Johannes Debus  The Flying Dutchman

Outstanding Original Choreography
Jonathon Feng Han; Alyssa Xiaoli Wang; Chen Jiao; Wen Qiqi  Monkey King

Outstanding Touring Production
Lipsynch  Luminato presents Ex Machina



Outstanding New Play or New Musical
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard  Gas Girls

Outstanding Production
The Mill  Theatrefront in association with the Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Outstanding Direction
Vikki Anderson   The Turn of the Screw

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role
Clinton Walker  The Turn of the Screw

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role
Christine Horne  The Turn of the Screw

Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role / Ensemble
The Ensemble  Spent
Outstanding Original Set Design
Gillian Gallow  The Mill

Outstanding Original Costume Design
Dana Osborne  The Mill
Outstanding Original Lighting Design
Andrea Lundy  The Mill
Outstanding Original Sound Design/Composition
David Atkinson  The Belle of Winnipeg


Outstanding Original Choreography
Heidi Strauss  this time

Outstanding Production
Shoot the Moon/Wings of Wax/The Second Person  Luminato presents Nederlands Dans Theater

Outstanding Performance
Brendan Wyatt  this time

Outstanding Original Sound Design/Composition
Richard Sacks in collaboration with Red Sky musicians: Tuvshinjargal Damdinjav,
Bat-Orshikh Bazarvaani, Batmend Baasankhuu, Eddy Robinson, Theo McGregor


Outstanding Production
In This World  Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People presents Youtheatre

Outstanding Performance
Natasha Greenblatt  Get Yourself Home Skyler James


Outstanding New Musical / Opera
R Murray Schafer  The Children's Crusade

Outstanding Production
Assassins  BirdLand Theatre and Talk is Free Theatre

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role
Jeff Lillico  The Light in the Piazza

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role
Louise Pitre  The Toxic Avenger Musical


Outstanding Performance
Julie Makerov   The Flying Dutchman

Outstanding Production
The Nightingale and Other Short Fables
Canadian Opera Company/Festival d'Aix-en-Provence/Opéra national
de Lyon in collaboration with Ex Machina

Nomination list courtesy of:


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