What a year we have had !!!
The 2016/2017 season was an extremely popular and successful season for TIP. The Night Joe Dolan's Car Broke Down and Outside Mullingar were very well received by our members, patrons and critics. In April TIP attended the Association of Community Theatres of Central Ontario (ACTCO) gala. Here we received numerous nominations and awards. Outside Mullingar was chosen for their highest honour of representing Central Ontario Region at the Theatre Ontario Festival. The Outside Mullingar team went to Ottawa in May where they received many awards including Outstanding Festival Production !!
Best Production - OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley
Citation: For a presentation that blends respect for the writing, a fine cast of actors, creative design elements and immaculate execution.
Best Lighting Design - MARY JANE BOON
Citation: With tasteful choices and a feel for locale, skillfully and artfully contributing to the beauty of the story and characters.
Adjudicators Award - Magic as it only happens in the theatre -
THE DESIGN TEAM - Outside Mullingar
Citation: All design elements together created an evocative passing of seasons. An outstanding collaborative achievement.
Best Director - Harvey Levkoe
Best Performance by a Male in a Leading Role - Chris Irving as "Anthony"
Best Set Design - Wayne Cardinalli
Best Sound Design - John McQueen
Theatre Ontario Festival
Theatre Ontario Festival Awards are presented to Ontario's best community theatre productions, showcased at the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.
- Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell, presented by Northumberland Players (Cobourg) - EODL
- Better Living by George F. Walker, presented by Ghost Light Players (Windsor) - WODL
- Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, presented by Toronto Irish Players - ACT-CO
- Lucy by Damien Atkins, presented by Sault Theatre Workshop (Sault Ste. Marie) - QUONTA
Award winners and honourable mentions are chosen by adjudicator Annette G. Procunier (unless otherwise specified).
The Elsie For Outstanding Festival Production - Outside Mullingar, Toronto Irish Players
Outstanding Director - Harvey Levkoe, Outside Mullingar
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role - Chris Irving as Anthony Reilly, Outside Mullingar
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role - Barbara Taylor as Aoife Muldoon, Outside Mullingar
Outstanding Visual Presentation - Outside Mullingar
Outstanding Coordinated Production - Toronto Irish Players
Special Adjudicator Award - For set design: Wayne Cardinalli, Outside Mullingar
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role
Honourable Mention - Elaine O'Neal as Rosemary Muldoon, Outside Mullingar
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role
Honourable Mentions - Dermot Walsh as Tony Reilly, Outside Mullingar
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Honourable Mention - Outside Mullingar