Theatre BC’s Mainstage Festival 2019 wrapped up on Saturday, July 13 with an awards gala at the Italian Hall Events Centre in Port Alberni.
Following are the award winners:
Best Production goes to Late Company, Theatre Kelowna Society.
Burnaby Award (Runner-up) goes to The Diary of Anne Frank, Nanaimo Theatre Group.
Best Director — Brian Haigh, Late Company, Theatre Kelowna Society.
Best Actress — Melissa Kahan, The Diary of Anne Frank, Nanaimo Theatre Group.
Best Actor — Chris Froese, Late Company, Theatre Kelowna Society.
Best Supporting Actress — Wendy Karpuik, The Diary of Anne Frank, Nanaimo Theatre Group.
Best Supporting Actor — Dean Chadwick, The Diary of Anne Frank, Nanaimo Theatre Group.
Best Ensemble — Dancing at Lughnasa, Langley Players Drama Club.
Best Lighting Design — Cathie Hamm, Cherry Docs.
Best Sound Design — Alix Leary, Cherry Docs.
Best Set Design — Jamie Regier, Cherry Docs.
Best Costume Design — Sheila Fremont-Male, The Diary of Anne Frank.
Best Set Decorating/Properties — The Diary of Anne Frank.
Bill Elliott Award for Best Performance by a Youth or Novice — Aiden Oorebeek from Late Company.
Darrell Philips Workshop Award — Bridge to Broadway.
Backstage Cooperation Award — Nanaimo Theatre Group.
Theatre BC also gave away three scholarships for 2019: Justin McFadden received the Jessie. L. Richardson scholarship; Elysia Cruz received the Sid Williams Memorial Scholarship and Hannah Mitchell and Gabrielle Eyford received Theatre BC Mainstage scholarships. Two awards for Eric Hamber and a Diamond Award were not awarded because no submissions were received.