2020 Awards Winners

Outstanding Performances in a Leading Role

Name Character Show Company
Tara Jackson Celie The Color Purple Neptune Theatre
Jacob Sampson John Solomon The Bridge 2b theatre and Neptune Theatre, in association with Obsidian Theatre

Outstanding Performances in a Supporting Role

Name Character Show Company
Karen Burthwright Shug Avery The Color Purple Neptune Theatre
Janelle Cooper Sofia The Color Purple Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Choreography

Name Show Company
Tracy Fanous Miss 'N Me Eastern Front Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design

Name Show Company
Tamara Marie Kucheran The Color Purple Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Direction

Name Show Company
Kimberley Rampersad The Color Purple Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design

Name Show Company
Leigh Ann Vardy The Bridge 2b theatre and Neptune Theatre, in association with Obsidian Theatre

Outstanding Musical Direction

Name Show Company
Sean Mayes The Color Purple Neptune Theatre

Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian

Name Show Company
Shauntay Grant The Bridge 2b theatre and Neptune Theatre, in association with Obsidian Theatre

Outstanding Original Score or Composition

Name Show Company
Allen Cole and Ken Schwartz Frankenstein by Fire Two Planks and a Passion Theatre

Outstanding Scenic Design

Name Show Company
Rachel Forbes The Bridge 2b theatre and Neptune Theatre, in association with Obsidian Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design

Name Show Company
Aaron Collier Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Production by a New or Emerging Company

Show Company
The Children Keep Good [Theatre] Company

Outstanding Production

Show Company
The Color Purple Neptune Theatre

  • Outstanding Technician:  Thomas Brookes, The Last Wife, Neptune Theatre
  • Outstanding Stage Manager:  Robin Munro, Frankenstein by Fire, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
  • Theatre Nova Scotia Scholarship:  Logan Robins and Ursula Calder
  • Neptune Theatre Chrysalis Emerging Artist Award : Anna Shepard
  • Wes Daniels Design Award:  Wesley Babcock with Matchstick Theatre
  • Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award:  Joan Craig

Thank you to our 2020 Merritt Award Supporters!

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