Odyssey Theatre picks up three top Rideau Awards

Odyssey Theatre picked up three major awards for its production of The Servant of Two Masters at the annual Rideau Awards for theatre in the national capital region. Theatre writer Patrick Langston called it a “well-oiled and vastly entertaining production” when he reviewed it in 2016.

The winners were announced at a gala held this past weekend in Gatineau.

English theatre:

Outstanding Production: The Servant of Two Masters (Odyssey Theatre Company)

Outstanding Direction: Andy Massingham, The Servant of Two Masters (Odyssey Theatre Company)

Outstanding Female Performance: Dana Fradkin, The Servant of Two Masters (Odyssey Theatre Company)

Outstanding Male Performance: Micheal Hanrahan, Un-Countried (Theatre 4.669)

Outstanding Design: John Doucet, Set and Props for The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (GCTC) and Martin Conboy, Lighting for Portrait of an Unidentified Man (Pierre Brault)

Outstanding New Creation: Will Somers, Keeping your head (Sleeping Dog Theatre)

Emerging Artist: Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha

Behind the Rideau: Laurie Shannon, Stage Manager for Un-Countried (Theatre 4.669)

Francophone theatre:

Production de l’année: Toutou (Vox Théâtre)

Texte original (2015 à 2017): Luc Moquin, Les Passants (Théâtre la Catapulte et GCTC)

Mise en scène de l’année: Jean Stéphane Roy, Les Passants (Théâtre la Catapulte et GCTC)

Interprétation de l’année: Marie-Thé Morin, Le gars qui voulait se faire phénix (Théâtre du Trillium) et La Bibitte Poétique ET Pier Rodier, Toutou (Vox Théâtre)

Conception de l’année: Chantal Labonté, Éclairages, Les Passants (Théâtre la Catapulte et GCTC) et Loïc Lacroix-Hoy, Décor, Et voilà encore un beau dimanche de passé! (Théâtre de la Vieille 17 et Théâtre Magasin)

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<p>Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen’s arts editor.</p>