FOURTH ANNUAL PRIX RIDEAU AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Ottawa, April 11, 2011 – For immediate release
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 2010.
During the 2010 calendar year, 41 English productions and 15 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 21 awards were presented Sunday, April 10th, during the Prix Rideau Awards Gala, at La Maison du citoyen in Gatineau.

The winners for English-language productions are:
Outstanding Production
Swimming in the Shallows, Arts Court Productions

Outstanding Direction
Joël Beddows, Swimming in the Shallows, Arts Court Productions

Outstanding Performance, Female
Kristina Watt, Blackbird, Third Wall Theatre

Outstanding Performance, Male
Paul Rainville, Heroes, Great Canadian Theatre Company

Outstanding Lighting Design
Jock Munro, Vimy, Great Canadian Theatre Company / NAC English Theatre

Outstanding Set Design
Brian Perchaluk, Vimy, Great Canadian Theatre Company / NAC English Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design
Andrea Robertson, Macbeth, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Outstanding New Creation
Six: At Home, Zopyra Theatre

Outstanding Adaptation
Heroes, Great Canadian Theatre Company

Outstanding Fringe Production
Six: At Home, Zopyra Theatre

Emerging Artist Award
Hilary Nichol, Stage Manager

Technical / Stage Management Award
Jane Vanstone Osborn, Turn of the Screw, Screwdriver Collective

The winners for French-language productions are:
Production de l’année
Les Médecins de Molière, Théâtre la Catapulte / Théâtre français de Toronto

Mise en scène de l’année
Jean Stéphane Roy, Les Médecins de Molière, Théâtre la Catapulte / Théâtre français de Toronto

Interprétation féminine de l’année
Sasha Dominique, La Cousine Germaine, Théâtre de l’Île

Interprétation masculine de l’année
Pierre Simpson, Les Médecins de Molière, Théâtre la Catapulte / Théâtre français de Toronto

Conception de l’année – éclairages
Guillaume Houët, Écume, Théâtre du Trillium

Conception de l’année – décors
Ivo Valentik, Afghanistan, Théâtre la Catapulte

Conception de l’année – costumes
Nina Okens, Les Médecins de Molière, Théâtre la Catapulte / Théâtre français de Toronto

Nouvelle création de l’année
Gino, le dernier morceau d’amour, Théâtre Dérives Urbaines

Prix artiste en émergence
Mehdi Hamdad, interprétation

For general information :
Prix Rideau Awards
C.P. 1087, Station B
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 5R1
info@prixrideauawards.ca

Source :
Lisa L’Heureux, Communications
Coordinator
communications@prixrideauawards.ca