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Robert Merritt Award Nominations 2018

 

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female)

Name Character Show Company
 Burgandy Code  Bottom  Dream By Fire  Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Lucy Hill  Claudia, Drachman, Leslie, Douglas  I, Claudia  Felix Productions
Francine Deschepper  Narrator/Susan  Kingfisher Days  Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre
 Mary Fay Coady  Chaya  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
 Genevieve Steele  Miriam  Snake in the Grass  Neptune Theatre

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (male)

Name Character Show Company
 Hugh Thompson  Mr. Moir, and Father  Kingfisher Days Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre
 Marty Burt  Dan  Next To Normal  Highland Arts Theatre
 Ben Caplan  The Wanderer  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
 Aaron Collier  Princess Edward  Princess Rules  Heist
 Christian Murray  Sir Henry, and others  The Hound of the Baskervilles  Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (male)

Name Character Show Company
 Devin Mackinnon  Demetrius  Dream By Fire Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Graham Percy  Silas Rudge/Premier Murray  Nothing Less! Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Ryan Rogerson  Calvin Landry  Nothing Less! Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Richie Wilcox  Abel T. Suckizone  Princess Rules Heist
 Don Allison  George Salter  The Mystery Play Ship’s Company Theatre

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (female)

Name Character Show Company
 Lesley Smith Charles Burchell and various  At This Hour Zuppa Theatre
 Mary Fay Coady Various lawyers, judges, assessors  At This Hour Zuppa Theatre
Stephanie MacDonald  Quince  Dream By Fire Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Lara Lewis  Valet Girl  Princess Rules Heist
 Karen Bassett  Brown  Pugwash Ship’s Company Theatre

 

Outstanding Choreography

Name Show Company
(Puppetry) Jim Morrow and Andrea Lee Norwood  Dream By Fire  Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Laura Caswell  Nothing Less!  Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Jacinte Armstrong  Princess Rules  Heist
 Celia Koughan  Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart Geordie Brown Productions, presented by Neptune Theatre
 Ron Jenkins  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  Highland Arts Theatre

 

Outstanding Costume Design

Name Show Company
 Andrew Cull  I, Claudia Felix Productions
 Helena Marriott  It’s a Wonderful Life Neptune Theatre
 Jennifer Goodman  Nothing Less! Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Carly Beamish  Old Stock: a refugee love story 2b theatre company
 Emlyn Murray  Princess Rules Heist

 

Outstanding Direction

Name Show Company
 Ken Schwartz  Dream By Fire Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Ann-Marie Kerr, with assistant direction by Gillian Clark  I, Claudia  Felix Productions
Ron Jenkins  Next To Normal  Highland Arts Theatre
Christian Barry  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
Jean-Pierre Cloutier  Princess Rules  Heist

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

Name Show Company
 Leigh Ann Vardy  I, Claudia  Felix Productions
 Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
 Jean-Pierre Cloutier  Princess Rules  Heist
 Ingrid Risk  Snake in the Grass  Neptune Theatre
 Leigh Ann Vardy  The Mystery Play  Ship’s Company Theatre

 

Outstanding Musical Direction

Name Show Company
Sarah Richardson  New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh  Heist
Ami McKay  Nothing Less!  Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Ben Caplan  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
Scott Christian  Once  Neptune Theatre
Lisa MacDougall and Geordie Brown  The Songs of the Rat Pack  Geordie Brown Productions, presented by Neptune Theatre

 

Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian

Name Show Company
Adapted by Ben Stone, with the Company  At This Hour  Zuppa Theatre
Karen Bassett  Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion  Eastern Front Theatre
Ken Schwartz and Ami McKay  Nothing Less!  Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and Christian Barry  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
Aaron Collier with Jean-Pierre Cloutier and Richie Wilcox  Princess Rules  Heist

 

Outstanding Original Score

Name Show Company
 Ami McKay  Nothing Less!  Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 Ben Caplan and Christian Barry  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
 Garry Williams with Jasmine Shenandoah Ashfield, Jeremy Hutton, Jesse MacLean and Shanoa Phillips  Peter Pan  Shakespeare By The Sea
 Aaron Collier  Princess Rules  Heist
 Stewart Legere with Brian Riley  The Archive of Missing Things  Zuppa Theatre

 

Outstanding Scenic Design

Name Show Company
 Andrew Cull  I, Claudia  Felix Productions
 Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry with Andrew Cull  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
 Jean-Pierre Cloutier, Aaron Collier, Nick Bottomley, Deonie Hudson, and Matt Miller  Princess Rules  Heist
 Geofrey Dinwiddie  Snake in the Grass  Neptune Theatre
 Sean Mulcahy  The Mystery Play  Ship’s Company Theatre

 

Outstanding Sound Design

Name Show Company
 Aaron Collier  I, Claudia  Felix Productions
 Steven Naylor  Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion  Eastern Front Theatre
 Christian Barry, Ben Caplan and Jordan Palmer  Old Stock: a refugee love story  2b theatre company
 Aaron Collier  Princess Rules  Heist
 Brian Riley  The Archive of Missing Things  Zuppa Theatre

 

Outstanding Production by a New or Emerging Company

Show Playwright Company
 Bone Cage  Catherine Banks  Matchstick Theatre
 I, Claudia  Kristen Thomson  Felix Productions
 Next to Normal  Brian Yorkey  Highland Arts Theatre
 Punch Up  Kat Sandler  Highland Arts Theatre

 

Outstanding Production

Show Playwright Company
Dream By Fire  William Shakespeare  Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
 I, Claudia  Kristen Thomson  Felix Productions
 Kingfisher Days  Susan Coyne  Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre
 Old Stock: a refugee love story  Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and Christian Barry  2b theatre company
 Princess Rules  Aaron Collier with Jean-Pierre Cloutier and Richie Wilcox  Heist

 

Announced at the Gala:

Outstanding Presentation

Outstanding Technician

Outstanding Stage Manager

Outstanding Volunteer

Theatre Nova Scotia Scholarship

Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award