It's the start of summer today, which means that from now on, and until the start of Season 2011, there's going to be a lot of theatre downtime here in the Sunshine State. So we thought to keep the chat alive and to have a bit of serious fun, that Greenroom would launch our own theatre awards for Season 2010. The Groundlings will be people's choice awards, and you get to nominate in all categories. Once nominations close - we think 1st February is a fair enough date - voting will open for a couple of weeks. We'll announce the winners on Valentine's Day. How does that sound? We're working on the categories which will relate to professional and independent/pro-am theatre in Queensland, and not just in Brisbane, OK? The old favourite categories will be there: Best Performances, productions, design etc. etc., but there will also be some that relate to the use of new media and the arts - stay tuned for details. Oh, and the awards themselves? No cash, no trophies, just the warm glow that comes from acknowledgement of peers and theatre lovers plus a front page spread on Greenroom. Back soon!