First Edition of Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) Held at the Rialto Theatre

The First Edition of the Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) were held Monday night at the Rialto Theatre. Approximately 230 of the English theatre community attended this formal event. Awards were presented to professional, independent and community theatre companies.

The ceremony opened with a hilarious number performed by the evening's hosts, Holly Gauthier-Frankel and Marcel Jeannin. The three piece band, Nick Carpenter on piano, Sean Campbell on bass and Brett Watson on drums, were always on point to play the winners off when their speeches had surpassed a minute. Though few winners paid much attention!

The ceremony seemed to go off without a hitch. As one would hope, the crowd was both attentive and supportive.

Below you will find the complete list of winners for the 2013 META awards.

Professional Catagory:

Outstanding Production: Sherlock Holmes - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Outstanding Direction: Andrew Shaver - Sherlock Holmes - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Outstanding Actor: A three way tie between PatRick Costello - Trad - SideMart Theatrical Grocery / Centaur Theatre Company, Graham Cuthbertson - August, An Afternoon in the Country - Centaur Theatre Company, and Joe De Paul - Head a Tête - Geordie Productions

Outstanding Actress: Lucinda Davis - Harlem Duet - Black Theatre Workshop

Outstanding Supporting Actor: James Loye - Robin Hood - Geordie Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Catherine Lemieux - Good People - Centaur Theatre Company

Outstanding Costume Design: James Lavoie - Sherlock Holmes - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Outstanding Sound Design: Jesse Ash - Sherlock Holmes - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Outstanding Lighting Design: Luc Prairie - Sherlock Holmes - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Outstanding Set Design: Eo Sharp - Red - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Independent Catagory:

Outstanding Production: The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale

Outstanding Direction: Paul Van Dyck - Oroonoko - Persephone Productions

Outstanding Actor: Alex McCooeye - The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale

Outstanding Actress: A four way tie between Rebecca Croll - Oroonoko - Persephone Productions, Jennifer Morehouse - The Medea Effect - Talisman Theatre, Aiza Ntibarikure - Oroonoko - Persephone Productions, and Nadia Verrucci - Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris - In Your Face Entertainment

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Greg Kramer (Posthumous) - The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale

Outstanding Supporting Actress: France Rolland - The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale

Outstanding Costume Design: Susana Vera - The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale

Outstanding Sound Design: Peter Cerone & Brian Lipson - The Bacchae Scapegoat Carnivale

Outstanding Lighting Design: Erwann Bernard - The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale

Outstanding Set Design: Frances Farley - The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale

Combined Catagory (Professional and Independent)

Outstanding Ensemble: A three way tie between The Bacchae - Scapegoat Carnivale, The Hound of the Baskervilles - TheatreLac Brome), and Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott - Centaur Theatre Company

Outstanding New Text (New or Adaptation): Marcus Youssef - Jabber - Geordie Productions

Outstanding New Translation: Nadine Desrochers - The Medea Effect - Talisman Theatre

COMMUNITY Theatre Category:

Outstanding Community Theatre Production: Oklahoma! - Hudson Music Club

Double META winner, <a href=James Loye (Robin Hood, Hound of the Baskervilles)" src="https://newimages.bwwstatic.com/upload10/604513/photo-5(2).JPG" style="height:267px; width:200px" />

Double META winner, James Loye (Robin Hood, Hound of the Baskervilles)

META winner, Nadia Verrucci (<a href=Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris)" src="https://newimages.bwwstatic.com/upload10/604513/photo-6(2).JPG" style="height:267px; width:200px" />

META winner, Nadia Verrucci (Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris)

Photo credit: Noelle Hannibal


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