Blue Room Theatre announce 2014 Award Nominations

Blue Room TheatrePerth’s The Blue Room Theatre have announced the nominees for their 2014 Awards for Seasons One and Two shows – presented between April and November 2014.

The Best Design Award is brand new in 2014, owing to the high standard of work consistently being presented in this area. All shows have been nominated for the Members’ Choice Award.

For the past 25 years, The Blue Room Theatre has been helping generations of artists get their work made and seen, and has been the home of independent theatre and performance in WA. In 2014, 15 shows were presented between April and November – with almost 10,000 tickets sold and an average of 79.5% capacity overall.

Best Production Award:
Giving Up the Ghosts – Owl Productions
Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor – Jo Morris & theMOXYcollective
Joey: the Mechanical Boy – The Nest Ensemble

Judges’ Award:
Best writing: Sarah Young – Giving Up the Ghosts
Best emerging Producer/Director: Shakara Walley – Confessions of a Pyromaniac
Best writing: Jeffrey Jay Fowler – Elephents

Best Performance Award:
Quintin George – Uncle Jack
Georgia King – Giving Up the Ghosts
Ben Mortley – Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor
Renée Newman-Storen – Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

Best Design Award:
Best Set & Costume Design: Tessa Darcey – Joey: the Mechanical Boy
Best Set Design: India Mehta – Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor
Best Overall Design: Shaye Preston, Brett Smith & Joe Lui – Welcome to Slaughter
Best Lighting Design: Chris Donnelly – Letters Home & Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

Best Production Team:
The Last Great Hunt – Elephents
Renegade Productions – Letters Home
Daisy Sanders – Status Room

Audience Development Award:
Concussion by Ross Mueller – Ellandar Productions
Elephents – The Last Great Hunt
This Is Not A Love Song – CI Enterprises

Best Host Award:
Werewolf Priest – Novel Ideas
RabbitHead – Little y Theatre Co & whatshesaid
This Is Not a Love Song – CI Enterprises

Best Publicity Award:
Elephents – The Last Great Hunt
RabbitHead – Little y Theatre Co & whatshesaid
Status Room – Daisy Sanders
Those Who Fall In Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon The Ocean Floor – Jo Morris & theMOXYcollective

Members’ Choice Award:
All shows nominated

The 2014 Blue Room Theatre Awards will be announced on Tuesday 16 December. For more information, visit: www.blueroom.org.au for details.

Image: courtesy of The Blue Room Theatre

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