2014 DORA AWARDS: SOULPEPPER’S OF HUMAN BONDAGE GOES FOR THE GOLD

Veronica Appia

Editor-in-Chief

The rain stopped just in time for the audience to infiltrate the WestJet Stage for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards yesterday evening, everyone waiting in anticipation for the ceremony to begin.

It’s no surprise that Soulpepper’s Of Human Bondage came out on top, winning Outstanding Sound Design/Composition, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Performance (Ensemble), Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production.

London Road and Les Misérables were neck and neck in terms of nominations this year, but London Road snagged the Musical/Theatre and Opera Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Performance (Ensemble), Outstanding Performance (Male), Outstanding Musical Direction and Outstanding Production.

Diana LeBlanc gracefully accepted the Silver Ticket Award for outstanding contribution to the Canadian stage over the years, reminding the audience that “she’s still here”.

The Audience Choice Award was given to the team behind Venus and Fur. And if you have missed this fan favourite, not to worry. The production is back in December to spice up your holidays.

2014 DORA AWARD RECIPIENTS

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE- MALE (DANCE)

Marc Boivin - WOULD (with a trace)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - FEMALE (DANCE)

 

Kate Franklin  - Gotta Go Church (with a trace)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - INDIVIDUAL (THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

 

Colin Doyle - Sultans of the Street

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - MALE (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Mac Fyfe - TRUDEAU AND THE FLQ

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - FEMALE (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Claire Armstrong - After Miss Julie

OUTSTANDING PEFORMANCE- ENSEMBLE (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

The Ensemble of Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Sound Design and Live Foley: John Gzowski/ Original Voice Composition: Jacquie PA Thomas and Ensemble- The Sacrifice Zone

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (DANCE)

 

Simon Rossiter - Gotta Go Church (with a trace)

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Camellia Koo - The Wanderers

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION (DANCE)

 

Dustin Peters - Malcolm

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Astrid Janson - TRUDEAU AND THE FLQ

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Michelle Ramsay- Sister Mary’s a Dyke?!

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - ENSEMBLE (THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

 

The Ensemble of Sultans of the Street

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FEMALE (OPERA)

Sondra Radvanovsky - Roberto Devereux

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - ENSEMBLE (DANCE)

 

The Ensemble of what we are saying

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE (OPERA)

 

The COC Chorus of Peter Grimes

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - MALE (OPERA)

Alan Held - Peter Grimes

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (MUSICAL THEATRE/OPERA)

 

Kevin Lamotte - London Road

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (GENERAL THEATRE)

Ronnie Burkett - The Daisy Theatre

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN (MUSICAL THEATRE/OPERA DIVISION)

 

Ken MacDonald - Marry Me a Little

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION (GENERAL THEATRE)

Mike Ross - Of Human Bondage

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN (GENERAL THEATRE)

 

Lorenzo Savoini - Of Human Bondage

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (MUSICAL THEATRE/ OPERA)

Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland - Les Misérables

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (GENERAL THEATRE)

 

Lorenzo Savoini - Of Human Bondage

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Matthew Thomas Walker  -Birth of Frankenstein

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION (THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

Nina Lee Aquino - Sultans of the Street

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY (MUSICAL THEATRE/OPERA)

 

Marc Kimelman- Once On This Island

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION (MUSICAL THEATRE/OPERA)

 

Jackie Maxwell - London Road

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION (GENERAL THEATRE)

 

Albert Schultz - Of Human Bondage

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY (DANCE)

Louis Laberge-Côté - Šet même après (dance: made in canada / fait au canada; von Tiedemann Series) 

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION (MUSICAL THEATRE/OPERA)

 

Reza Jacobs - London Road

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - MALE (GENERAL THEATRE)

Bruce Dow - PIG

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - ENSEMBLE (MUSICAL THEATRE)

 

The Ensemble of London Road

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - FEMALE (MUSICAL THEATRE)

 

Melissa O’Neil - Les Misérables

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - FEMALE (GENERAL THEATRE)

 

Carly Street - Venus in Fur

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - MALE (MUSICAL THEATRE)

Damien Atkins - London Road

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE -ENSEMBLE (GENERAL THEATRE)

 

The Ensemble of Of Human Bondage

OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL/OPERA (MUSICAL THEATRE/OPERA)

 

Joel Ivany- Figaro’s Wedding

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Rosamund Small - Vitals

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY (THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

 

Anusree Roy - Sultans of the Street

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY (GENERAL THEATRE)

Adaptation by Vern Thiessen - Of Human Bondage

OUTSTANDING TOURING PRODUCTION (GENERAL THEATRE AND MUSICAL THEATRE)

 

Mies Julie - Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage Presents Yael Farber/Baxter Theatre Centre

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (DANCE)

 

what we are saying - Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage Presents Ame Henderson/Public Recordings

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (OPERA)

 

Roberto Devereux - COC Presents the Dallas Opera production

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)

 

Sultans of the Street- YPT

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (INDEPENDENT THEATRE)

 

Vitals - An Outside the March Production

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (MUSICAL THEATRE)

 

London Road - CanStage

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (GENERAL THEATRE)

 

Of Human Bondage - Soulpepper