TheatreOne 2018 Life's A Stage Schedule

On Saturday, November 10th at the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton we presented the TheatreOne 2018 awards.  Adjudicator Judy Wensel started the ceremony off with a list of honourable mentions:

​For creating a distinct magical world for actors to play within, a bold, big, beautiful design….

Director,  Debbie Burgher + Designer, Joan Stumborg Snow Globe Moose Jaw Community Players

For clear commitment to the simplicity of a real-time conversation on stage…

Actors Jason Heinmiller + Sean Mott – I Didn’t Know You Could Cook – Paper Bag Players

For an immense directorial attention to detail. For taking an existing script and implementing directorial authorship that made the play something new, something contemporary, something that speaks to our current world.

Director Aimee Tetreault – I Dream Before I Take the Stand – Shoulderbirds

For an actor who rose to the challenge of having no words, for communicating effectively and simply using physicality and emotional intent. And for an actor who had a cascading mountain of words to master, to only be met with silence…

Actors Crystal Guy + Christy Vodica – What Doesn’t Kill You – Melfort Amateur Dramatics

For seeking out a contemporary, Canadian play written in the last two years…

Director, Mel Annand – What Doesn’t Kill You – Melfort Amateur Dramatics

For that stunning and bold opening tableau that made me giddily hold my breath…

Director, Nancy Brunt + Actors, Odaria Moline + Ellen Admunson-Case Light Kamsack Players Drama Club

For the brave work of two actors embodying a deeply scary, risky, affecting, truthful experience …

Actors Nena Hawkes + Ryan McLeod – I Dream Before I Take the Stand – Shoulderbirds

For a nuanced, detailed, cohesive, thoughtful set and costume design…

Director, John Kort and Designer, Linda Kort The Universal Language Indian Head Stage Left Players

For the Travelling Troubadours, that bookended that dark and deeply uncomfortable piece from RLT…

Musicians Tom Wright and Jim Wright – You Love Me, Don’t You? – Regina Little Theatre


Thank You

TheatreOne 2018 Life's A Stage was a fantastic experience and wonderful success thanks to Paper Bag Players.  The amount of work and time that these dedicated volunteers did so that all of us visitors felt welcomed is priceless and so THANK YOU!! 

We would also like to thank our adjudicator Judy Wensel for her knowledge, energy, excitment and commitment to bringing the best out of all of us in our pursuit of theatre development.  Our festival stage managers Alyssa McLellan and Bruce Lozinsky of Christie Lites Sales.  Their knowledge, patience and good will made our weekend go smooth.  If you lighting questions visit them at in Regina.  As well a big thank you to John Anaka of the Painted Hand Casino for sound help all weekend.

Finally, our award sponsors, thank you.  Your continued support of the awards encourage our participants to keep learning, working, and improving their skills and productions.  

Kathleen E. Nouch CDA Trophy for Technical/Backstage sponsored by Saskatoon Ageless Players            

Janet Lowndes Trophy for Acting sponsored by Janet Lowndes

Nancy & Sam Goodfellow Trophy for Acting sponsored by Goodfellow – Hodges Family    

Last Mountain Theatre Company Best Actor/Actress in a supporting role sponsored by Last Mountain Theatre Company        

Florence Eberle Memorial Trophy for Best Director sponsored by Many Odd Faces On Stage

George Barnet Trophy for Runner Up to Best Play sponsored by Milestone Prairie Players    

Shumiatcher Trophy for Best Play sponsored by Jacqui Shumiatcher