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2013 Matilda Award Winners

 

Last night at QUT Gardens Theatre, the Brisbane theatre industry  gathered to celebrate the work of the city’s creatives (sans La Boite – OR SO I THOUGHT – #perceptionisreality). Almost everybody else seemed to be there and if you were not, if you felt the need instead to stay at home in your pyjamas, you might be feeling a bit silly today because you probably realise now you missed a really good night!

 

The Matilda Awards are bigger and better than ever.

 

Michelle Xen and the Neon Wild

 

I haven’t been attending for 25 years, just for the last few, so I can only say that at least over the last three years the evening has been a delightful one. It’s lots of fun, and it’s an ideal opportunity outside of opening nights to mix with the best in the local biz.

 

Special guests, James Stewart and the Hon Ian Walker (who got in the best line of the night!) were joined on stage by hosts, Ivan and Juniper AKA Dash Kruck and Emily Burton, who scooped the pool at The Matildas in 2012 for Benjamin Schostakowski’s quirky show A Tribute of Sorts, which we’ll see next at QTC’s Bille Brown Studio in May. BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DEVASTATING DISAPPOINTMENT!

 

WINNER OF 4 MATILDA AWARDS (2012):

 

BEST NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK
BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION
BEST MALE ACTOR – DASH KRUCK
BEST FEMALE ACTOR – EMILY BURTON

 

I believe I missed dinner with the committee in the city after the awards (sorry folks, I’ll look forward to seeing you next at our first meeting for 2014), but being a school night after a massive weekend, in order to appear just as bright and energetic today, we had to shuffle off home to the Sunshine Coast #xsneverstops

 

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Congratulations to all Matilda Award nominees and winners, and thank you to the committee for your work!

 

Best Mainstage Production:
1001 Nights, Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Music Festival and Brisbane City Council in association with Zen Zen Zo
End of the Rainbow, Queensland Theatre Company and QPAC
*Tequila Mockingbird, shake + stir and QPAC
Venus in Fur, Queensland Theatre Company

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Best New Australian Work:
*1001 Nights, 
Michael Futcher and Helen Howard (adapters)
Motherland, 
Katherine Lyall-Watson
Tequila Mockingbird, 
Nelle Lee
This is Capital City, 
Sandra Carluccio

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Best Independent Production:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble
A Tender Thing, Full Circle Theatre
*Motherland, Metro Arts and Ellen Belloo
This Is Capital City, Sandra Carluccio and La Boite Indie with the support of QPAC

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Best Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Bryan Probets, Tequila Mockingbird
*Dan Crestani, 1001 Nights
Michael Croome, A Tender Thing
Todd Macdonald, Venus in Fur

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Best Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Barbara Lowing, The China Incident
Christen O’Leary, End of the Rainbow
*Libby Munro, Venus in Fur
Margi Brown Ash, The Wizard of Oz

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Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Anthony Standish, End of the Rainbow
*Hayden Spencer, End of the Rainbow
Ross Balbuziente, Tequila Mockingbird
Zac Kelty, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Barbara Lowing, Tequila Mockingbird
Johancee Theron, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
*Louise Brehmer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tina Torabi, 1001 Nights

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Best Director:
Andrea Moor, Venus In Fur
David Bell, End of the Rainbow
*Michael Futcher, 1001 Nights
Rob Pensalfini, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Best Design (Set and costumes):
*Angel Kosch, costume design, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bill Haycock, set design, 1001 Nights
Freddie Komp, set design, A Tender Thing
Simone Romaniuk, set design, The Pitch and The China Incident

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Best Technical Design (Lighting, multimedia and sound design):
Ben Hughes, lighting design, 1001 Nights
Ben Hughes, lighting design, Mother Courage and Her Children
Guy Webster, sound design, Venus In Fur
Marcel Dorney and Steve Toulmin, music composition and arrangement,Prehistoric
*Phil Slade, musical director, 1001 Nights

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Bille Brown Award for the Best Emerging Artist:
Belinda McCormack, designer, 1066: The Bayeux Brought to Life
Johancee Theron, actor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
*Sandra Carluccio, creator, This Is Capital City
Shannon Haegler, actor, Tequila Mockingbird

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Best Musical or Cabaret:
Blood Brothers, Harvest Rain and QPAC
Next to Normal, Oscar Theatre Company and QPAC
The Lady of the House of Love, Metro Arts, Queensland Music Festival and Brisbane City Council
*Rumour Has It: 60 Minutes Inside Adele, Judith Wright Centre and the little red company

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Gold Matilda Awards went to –

 

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3 Responses to “2013 Matilda Award Winners”


  1. 1 David Berthold
    March 12, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Xanthe. There were at least there or four La Boite staff there, including General Manager Rhys Holden. Sadly, I couldn’t be. Sometimes the perception is not at all the reality. In this case, yours certainly wasn’t.

    • March 13, 2014 at 5:08 am

      Thanks David, I’m glad I was wrong! I knew you were not able to be there and unfortunately I missed seeing Rhys or anybody else so I do take responsibility for my own perception/assumption! See you at La Boite soon. x


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