News: ADFA recognizes outstanding theatre work at 2013 Provincial Drama Festival

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News: ADFA recognizes outstanding theatre work at 2013 Provincial Drama Festival

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Cast and crew of Fort McMurray’s offering, Barefoot in Nightgown by Candlelight, posing with Theatre Alberta’s Playbill lobby sign at the 2013 Provincial Drama Festival in High River, Alberta!

The Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA), in association with Windmill Theatre Players, hosted the 2013 Provincial Drama Festival on May 18 and 19 at the Highwood Memorial Centre in High River.

The Festival featured eight productions from across Alberta. Each production attending the Festival had competed and was named “Outstanding Production” within their own Regional Drama Festivals. The Festival is a celebration of the most exciting work being produced by community theatre groups across Alberta!

This year’s Festival was adjudicated by Marilyn Potts. The following productions/companies were recognized:

Outstanding Production
The Tighty Whities Present…. Death, presented by The Tighty Whities from Lethbridge.
(Honorable mentions: The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary. Barefoot in Nightgown by Candlelight, presented by Downstage Bunnies from Fort McMurray.)

Outstanding Director 
Misty Oakes for Barefoot in Nightgown by Candlelight, presented by Downstage Bunnies from Fort McMurray.
(Honorable mentions: Kathryn Smith for The Tighty Whities Present… Death, presented by The Tighty Whities from Lethbridge. Eric Pettifor for The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary.)

Outstanding Female Actor
Madeleine Suddaby as Zama Kor in The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary.
(Honorable mentions: Ruby Swekla as Dede in Eric Tragedy, presented by iii theatricals from Edmonton. Emma Sinclair as Olive and Kelly Malcolm as Pistachio in The Tighty Whities Present… Death, presented by The Tighty Whities from Lethbridge. Misty Oakes as Alicia, Michelle Thorne as Belle, and Amanda Campbell as Cath in Barefoot in Nightgown by Candlelight, presented by Downstage Bunnies from Fort McMurray.)

Outstanding Male Actor
Tyler Reinhold as Lizard in The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary.
(Honorable mentions: Blair Young as Old King in The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary. Cody Porter as Leon and Dale Wilson as Ed in Epic Tragedy, presented by iii theatricals from Edmonton.)

Special Mentions
Marilyn made special mention of the following artists to recognize their outstanding contribution to their productions:
Makeup: Michele Sinclair for The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary.
Costume Design: Phaedra Vandenbrun for The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary.
Sound Design: Whale Watch, presented by GPRC Theatre Rising from Grande Prairie.
Lighting and Sound Design: Barefoot in Nightgown by Candlelight, presented by Downstage Bunnies from Fort McMurray.
Ensemble: The Tighty Whities Present…. Death, presented by The Tighty Whities from Lethbridge.
Playwriting: Eric Pettifor for The Apple Kingdom, presented by Artists’ Collective Theatre from Calgary
Playwriting: Emma Sinclair, Kelly Malcolm, and Kathryn Smith for The Tighty Whities Present…. Death, presented by The Tighty Whities from Lethbridge
Playwriting: Gerald Osborn for Epic Tragedy, presented by iii theatricals from Edmonton.

Theatre Alberta would like to congratulate all the companies that were featured in the 2013 Provincial Drama Festival!

The productions that participated were:

Foothills Region: Windmill Theatre Players (High River) presented The Way of All Fish by Elaine May
Calgary Region: Artists’ Collective Theatre (Calgary) presented The Apple Kingdom by Eric Pettifor
Chinook Region: The Tighty Whities (Lethbridge) presented The Tighty Whities Present… Death by Emma Sinclair, Kelly Malcolm, and Kathryn Smith
Edmonton Region: iiiI theatricals (Edmonton) presented Epic Tragedy by Gerald Osborn
Peace Country East Region: Downstage Bunnies (Fort McMurray) Barefoot In Nightgown By Candlelight by Don Nigro
Big Valley Region: Churchmice Players (Camrose) presented Impromptu by Tad Mosel
Yellowhead Region: Break-A-Leg Theatre (Hinton) presented Ships by Jay D. Hanagan
Peace Country West Region: GPRC Theatre Rising (Grande Prairie) presented Whale Watch by Colleen Curran