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The Blue Room Theatre 2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of The Blue Room Theatre 2016 Awards which were announced on Wednesday 14 December.

In 2016, The Blue Room Theatre presented 15 shows from April to December, selling over 10,000 tickets and reaching an average overall capacity of 83%.

The Awards recognise excellence, ambition, innovation and initiative across the two Development Seasons each year.

BEST PRODUCTION AWARD
Winner: Grounded by Red Ryder Productions
Nominated: HART by She Said Theatre
Nominated: [PORTO] by Lisa Louttit
Nominated: The Mars Project by The Skeletal System

JUDGES’ AWARD
Winner: James Taylor (Hobo) as an outstanding emerging writer
Nominated: Will O’Mahony (The Mars Project) for outstanding writing
Nominated: Devising Ensemble (Tissue) for their ability to engage and provoke

BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
Winner: Andrea Gibbs (Is This Thing On?)

Nominated: Alicia Osyka ([PORTO])
Nominated: Alison Van Reeken (Grounded)

BEST DESIGN AWARD
Winner: Overall Design – The Astronaut
Nominated: Sound Design – Joe Lui ([PORTO])
Nominated: Overall Design – HART

BEST PRODUCTION TEAM
Winner: HART by She Said Theatre
Nominated: Grounded by Red Ryder Productions
Nominated: The Trembling Giant by Those Who Love You
Nominated: Tissue by Samantha Maclean and Timothy Green

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Winner: What’s Love Got To Do With It? by The Cutting Room Floor
Nominated: HART by She Said Theatre
Nominated: Tissue by Samantha Maclean and Timothy Green

BEST MARKETING AND PUBLICITY AWARD
Winner: Tissue by Samantha Maclean and Timothy Green
Nominated: HART by She Said Theatre
Nominated: Is This Thing On? by Andrea Gibbs & Zoe Pepper
Nominated: Selkie by Renegade Productions

BEST HOST AWARD
Winner: The Trembling Giant by Those Who Love You
Nominated: TANK by Chaos Ensemble

MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Winner: Grounded by Red Ryder Productions
All shows were nominated with the top ranked three shows including Is This Thing On? by Andrea Gibbs & Zoe Pepper and The Mars Project by The Skeletal System

 

Image of Alison van Reeken in Grounded by Daniel James Grant