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Nominees for Wellington Theatre Awards 2015

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Wellington Theatre Awards 2015
A Grand Celebration of Wellington Professional Theatre.

We cordially invite you to join us for an evening celebrating another engaging year of theatre - The Wellington Theatre Awards 2015, 7.30pm Sunday 6th December at Circa Theatre.

Previously the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, we are proud to invite you to this ceremony in honour of theatrical excellence and creativity: The nominees for 2015 are listed below - created after a panel of hard working critics from five Wellington publications have narrowed down the year's best and brightest theatre shows from over 100 eligible productions to three nominees in each of the 18 award categories.

Event tickets for the Award Ceremony are $35 and available at http://www.circa.co.nz/site/Shows/Wellington-Theatre-Awards or via phone on 801 7992.

Don’t miss this glittering evening celebrating theatrical excellence in Wellington!

AND THE 2015 WELLINGTON THEATRE AWARD NOMINEES ARE: -

Nominees are listed alphabetically.

Most Promising MALE NEWCOMER
Jack Buchanan – Long Ago, Long Ago, Matthias Luafutu – The White Guitar, Andrew Paterson – The Angry Brigade

Most Promising FEMALE NEWCOMER
Carrie Green – Conversations With My Penis, Harriet Prebble – Gifted, Comfrey Sanders – Don Juan

Most Promising NEW DIRECTOR
Miriama McDowell – Nga Pou Wahine, Ania Upstill – Alone It Stands, Jane Yonge – The Quiet Room

Outstanding NEW PLAYWRIGHT
Helen Vivienne Fletcher – How To Catch A Grim Reaper, Jess Sayer – Wings, Cassandra Tse - Long Ago, Long Ago

LIGHTING DESIGNER of the Year
Laurie Dean – The Beautiful Ones, Jen Lal – All Our Sons, Lisa Maule – The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

SET DESIGNER of the Year
Ian Harman – Ache, Wai Mihinui – All Our Sons, Daniel Williams – Gifted

COSTUME DESIGNER of the Year
Gillie Coxill – The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Moana Davey – All Our Sons, Ian Harman – The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

SOUND DESIGNER of the Year
Matt Eller – Don Juan, Maaka McGregor – All Our Sons, Chris Winter - The White Guitar

COMPOSER of Music
Phil Jones – The Kitchen At The End Of The World, Michael Stebbing – Long Ago, Long Ago, Tama Waipara, Hone Hurihanganui, and Sharn Te Pou – The Beautiful Ones Most

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION of the Year
All Ears – Barbarian Productions and SPIN All Our Sons – Taki Rua Productions Don Juan – A Slightly Isolated Dog Outstanding

NEW NZ PLAY
Ache – Pip Hall, Gifted – Patrick Evans, Long Ago, Long Ago – Cassandra Tse, Not in Our Neighbourhood – Jamie McCaskill

SUPPORTING ACTOR of the Year
Jack Buchanan – A Servant To Two Masters, Jamie McCaskill – SEED, Simon O'Connor – Gifted

SUPPORTING ACTRESS of the Year
Susie Berry – 2080, Brianne Kerr – Richard III, Harriet Prebble – Gifted

ACTOR of the Year/ ACTRESS of the Year/ OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE of the Year
Christopher Brougham – The Ugly One, Kathleen Burns – A Servant To Two Masters, Kali Kopae – Not In Our Neighbourhood, Andrew Laing – Gifted, Simon Leary – A Servant To Two Masters, Renee Lyons – Ache, Rob Mokoraka – All Our Sons

DIRECTOR of the Year
Nathaniel Lees – All Our Sons, Nina Nawalowalo, Jim Moriarty – The White Guitar, Lyndee Jane Rutherford – Ache

PRODUCTION of the Year
All Our Sons – Taki Rua Productions, Not In Our Neighbourhood – Tikapa Productions, The White Guitar – The Conch

CRITICS' WILDCARD & MAYOR'S AWARD for Significant Contribution to Theatre are announced on the night.

Contact details: 
Brianne Kerr – 021 165 5784 or briannekerrpublicity@gmail.com

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Brianne Kerr Publicity

25 Nov 2015

Interests: I am an enthusiastic and effective publicist who can help you grow an audience, launch an event, plan media involvement, and enhance your project. I have a working knowledge of New Zealand wide media and am actively involved in the Wellington arts community.