Little Gem Awards

For the second year in a row Toronto Irish Players were selected at the ACTCO (The Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario) Awards to represent Central Ontario at the Theatre Ontario Festival and yet again came away with Theatre Ontario Festival awards. 


ACTCO Awards

Best Presentation - Comedy  - Little Gem

Best Direction - Cliona Kenny

Best Performance by a female in a leading role - Billie Jean Shannon



Best Stage Management - Kristin Chan 

Best Lighting Design - Mary Jane Boon

Best Costume Design - Bernie Hunt

Best Sound Design - Dan Schaumann


Theatre Ontario Festival

Theatre Ontario Festival Awards are presented to Ontario's best community theatre productions, showcased at the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.

2018 Productions

On a First Name Basis by Norm Foster - Elmira Theatre Company  - WODL - Southwestern Ontario

Little Gem by Elaine Murphy - Toronto Irish Players - ACT-CO - Central Ontario

Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe - ELATE - Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre  - QUONTA - Northeastern Ontario

Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck - Ottawa Little Theatre - EODL - Eastern Ontario


Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role

  • Rebecca De La Cour as Lorraine, Little Gem

Special Adjudicator Award

  • For imaginative and simple beauty: Bernadette Hunt (Set Design & Set Drawings) & Sean Treacy (Set Design), Little Gem