Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dora Nominations

Obsidian Theatre would like to congratulate the following people on their Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations:

Tamara Marie Kucheran: Outstanding Costume Design, Black Medea
Tamara was nominated for and won in this category last year for her stunning costumes in Intimate Apparel.

Naomi Campbell has been awarded this year's Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award recognising her outstanding career as an independent theatre producer.
Over the past 20 years she has worked everywhere from the Fringe Festival to Nightswimming to Mamailian Diving Reflex- including Obsidian producing our Mentor/Apprentice Program.

Marjorie Chan was nominated as a librettist with Abigail Richardson (composer): Outstanding New Musical/Opera, Sanctuary Song.
Marjorie also directed Obsidian's production of Late this past season.

Raven Dauda:Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Featured Role- Play, Miss Julie Freedom Summer, Doubt, a parable
This year Raven appeared in 3 CanStage shows- an unprecedented occurance.

Kevin Hanchard:Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role- Play, Miss Julie: Freedom Summer
You can catch both Raven and Kevin in the Canadian Stage presentation of the Obsidian Production of Intimate Apparel in February 2010 at the Bluma Appel Theatre.

Marcia Johnson was nominated as a librettist with Stephan Andrew Taylor (composer): Outstanding New Musical/Opera, Opera to Go: My Mother's Ring.
\Marcia is an Obsidian Playwrights Unit Alumnus and playwright of Late, which premiered as part of our 2008/09 Mainstage season.

Richard Lee: Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role- Musical, The Forbidden Phoenix.
Richard is also the General Manager of fu-gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company and was sound designer for Obsidian's Mainstage productions Late and Black Medea earlier this season.

Andrew Moodie:Outstanding New Play, Toronto the Good
Toronto the Good was directed by Artistic Driector, Philip Akin.

Alison Sealy-Smith,Obsidian's Founding Artistic Director was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role- Play, A Raisin in the Sun