2011 Groundlings: categories sorted …

Firstly, thanks to those who wrote, tweeted or talked about the categories for the 2011 Groundling Awards and sent in their suggestions.

If you’re a regular here you will recall that we asked for suggestions for 2011. As a result, we have tweaked one existing category, added 5 and lost 3. There are now 14 categories instead of 12 as in 2010.

Here are the new categories:
  • Outstanding contribution by an Actress
  • Outstanding contribution to Multimedia Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Innovative Theatre Practice
  • Best Musical Theatre Production
  • Outstanding Contribution to Queensland theatre
We tweaked the sound design category to read
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sound Design and/or Composition (makes sense – thanks Sydney Theatre Awards)
And took out
  • Best Community Outreach Program by any Company or Group (confusion from some: What did it mean?)
  • Best Use of Social Media by any theatre or group (everyone is getting good at this. Hoorah!)
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Independent Theatre Sector (why separate the indies from the others … on reflection it seemed a bit patronising)

Notice there is no discrimination between the independent sector and the full-time/subsidised companies – what some persist in calling mainstage for some odd reason, but we’ll go with the flow. It’s everyone and all in. By the way, ‘Outstanding contribution to … ‘ can relate to a single project/performance, or be for a body of work across the year.

So, here are the categories for the 2011 Groundling Awards.

2011 Groundling Awards’ Categories:

  • Outstanding Contribution by an Actor
  • Outstanding Contribution by an Actress
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Director
  • Outstanding Contribution to Set Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Costume Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Lighting Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sound Design or Composition
  • Outstanding Contribution to Multimedia Design
  • Outstanding Contribution to Innovative Theatre Practice
  • Best New Play in an Inaugural Queensland Season
  • Best Production 
  • Best Musical Theatre Production 
  • Best Co-Production
  • Outstanding Contribution to Queensland theatre

You can nominate up to three of your favourites in one or more of the above categories starting on 1st January.

Look for this button which will appear on Greenroom on 1st January. It will be hot linked to the nominations page and be ready to go. The nomination and voting procedure will also be outlined. So start getting your lists together.

 

 

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