For immediate release – Ottawa, April 23, 2012

Founded in 2006 to celebrate, encourage and promote French and English locally produced professional theatre work and its artists, the Prix Rideau Awards is proud to announce the winners for the year 2011.

In 2011, 36 English productions and 12 French productions were juried by two teams of local arts professionals. Nominations were submitted by secret ballot and tallied by independent accountants. A total of 19 awards were presented Sunday, April 22nd, during the Prix Rideau Awards Gala, at the Shenkman Centre for the Arts, in Orleans.

The winners for English-language productions are:

Outstanding Production

Twelfth Night, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Outstanding Direction

Joël Beddows, The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre

Outstanding Performance, Female

Beverley Wolfe, The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre

Outstanding Performance, Male

Andy Massingham, Exit the King, Third Wall Theatre

Outstanding Design

Martin Conboy, Lighting Design, The Shadow Cutter, Great Canadian Theatre Company / Sleeping Dog Theatre

Ivo Valentik, Set Design,Speed-the-Plow, Plosive Productions

Outstanding New Creation

Julie Le Gal, Andy Massingham and Kevin Orr, Bifurcate Me, Theatre 4.669

Outstanding Adaptation / Translation

David S. Craig (Adaptation), The Fan, Odyssey Theatre

Outstanding Fringe Production

Roller Derby Saved My Soul, Broken Turtle Productions

Emerging Artist Award

Katie Bunting, Actor

The winners for French-language productions are:

Production de l’année

Frères d’hiver, Théâtre la Catapulte

Mise en scène de l’année

Joël Beddows, Frères d’hiver, Théâtre la Catapulte

Interprétation féminine de l’année

Micheline Marin,Taram, Théâtre du Trillium

Interprétation masculine de l’année

Richard Bénard, Les Étoiles d’Angus, Théâtre de l’Île

Conception de l’année

Guillaume Houët, éclairages,Frères d’hiver, Théâtrela Catapulte

Pierre-Luc Clément et Olivier Fairfield, environnement sonore, Taram, Théâtre du Trillium

Nouvelle création de l’année

Michel Ouellette, adapté par Joël Beddows et Marie Claude Dicaire, Frères d’hiver, Théâtre la Catapulte

Prix artiste en émergence

Marjolaine Beauchamp, dramaturgie

Derrière le Rideau Award

Mathieu Charette, régie, Feu la mère de madameet Un bain de ménage, Théâtre de l’Île


For general information:

Les Prix Rideau Awards

C.P. 1087, Station B

Ottawa (Ontario), K1P 5R1


Alain Chauvin, Communications