2022 Green Room Awards

by | Jul 11, 2022

Congratulations to all the winners, nominees and recipients of the 2022 Green Room Awards, and the Victorian arts community who have persevered these past two years.

 

CABARET

BEST PRODUCTION

Winner: Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

A Fight For Survival presented by The Northlands Collective Mob as part of Yirramboi Festival

Durkh a Modne Gloz presented by Kadimah Yiddish Theatre in association with Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre

Tonight Live with Noel by Janelle Da Silva as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Open For Business by Hot Department as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Average Bear by Michelle Brasier presented by Century as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

BEST WRITING

Ash Flanders for Ash Flanders is Nothing presented by Ash Flanders in association with Brunswick Ballroom 

Mel O’Brien and Samantha Andrew for No Hat, No Play! The Cabaret presented Mel and Sam as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festiva

Lou Wall for That One Time I Joined The Illuminati presented by Lou Wall and Natasha Phillips as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival (live) and Melbourne Fringe Festival (digital)

Honor Wolff and Patrick Durnan Silva for Open for Business by Hot Department as part of  Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Winner: Michelle Brasier for Average Bear by Michelle Brasier presented by Century as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival 

Reuben Kaye for Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

BEST VARIETY SHOW [Joint Recipients]

Winner: Take Back! Directed by Candy Bowers and presented by Darebin FUSE Festival and Multicultural Arts Victoria

Winner: F*ck Fabulous presented by Fat Fruit Projects and Arts Centre Melbourne as part of  Midsumma Festival

Church Highway Robbery Productions as part of Midsumma Festival

Yummy: How to Make a Western Yummy Productions as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival

 

INNOVATION

A Fight For Survival  The Northlands Collective Mob as part of Yirramboi Festival.

That One Time I Joined The Illuminati by Lou Wall presented by Lou Wall and Natasha Phillips as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival

Winner: Durkh a Modne Gloz Kadimah Yiddish Theatre in association with Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre

Tonight Live with Noel by Janelle Da Silva as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Yummy: How to Make a Western presented by Yummy Productions as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival

Take Back! presented by Darebin FUSE Festival and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

 

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION

Josh Abrahams for Durkh a Modne Gloz presented by Kadimah Yiddish Theatre in association with Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre

Winner: Shanon Whitelock for Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Janelle da Silva and Larna Cleary for Tonight Live with Noel as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Alice Tovey for Doggo presented by The Butterfly Club and produced by Hot Mess Productions as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Michelle Brasier, Tim Lancaster and Gilian Cosgriff for Average Bear presented by Century as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Bec Matthews for F*ck Fabulous presented by Fat Fruit Projects and Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Midsumma Festival

  

ARTISTE

Winner: Reuben Kaye for Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Lou Wall for That One Time I Joined The Illuminati presented by Lou Wall and Natasha Phillips as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival (live)and Melbourne Fringe Festival (digital)

Galit Klas for Durkh a Modne Gloz presented by Kadimah Yiddish Theatre, in association with Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre

Honor Wolff and Patrick Durnan Silva for Open For Business by Hot Department as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Michelle Brasier for Average Bear by Michelle Brasier, presented by Century as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

 

CONTEMPORARY & EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE

CURATORIAL AND ARTISTIC DIRECTION

Winner: Let’s Take Over 2021 Darebin Arts Speakeasy Darebin Arts Speakeasy

The Big Local Arts and Climate Expo Tenfingerz x City of Yarra Melbourne Fringe

 

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE [Joint Recipients]

Winner: Joel Bray Considerable Sexual License Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Winner: Na Djinang Arterial Circus Yirramboi

 

PARTICIPATORY [Joint Recipients]

Winner: The Ball Room The Ball Room Projects Chapel Off Chapel

Winner: Not a Drop to Drink Keg de Souza Arts House, Refuge 2021

 

EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICE

Winner: Alter Edith Holly Durant fortyfivedownstairs

psyche404error Margot Tanjutco Melbourne Fringe

 

SOUND SCULPTURE

Winner: PENDULUM Lucy Guerin Inc & Matthias Schack-Arnott Rising & NGV International

SYSTEM_ERROR Chamber Made Arts House

 

DANCE

BEST PERFORMER [Joint Recipients]

Winner: Amber McCartney Project F. Prue Lang in association with Abbotsford Convent as part of the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program

Jana Castillo Project F. Prue Lang in association with Abbotsford Convent as part of the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program

Winner: Geoffrey Watson Reference Material. Alisdair Macindoe in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Deanne Butterworth Slow Calm Drama. Deanne Butterworth in association with Dancehouse

Raina Paterson Drishti. Karma Dance Inc. as part of Melbourne Fringe

 

BEST DUET/ENSEMBLE

Project F. Prue Lang in association with Abbotsford Convent as part of the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program

Colour-Fool. Yumi Umiumare and ButohOUT! Ensemble in association with Dancehouse

Reference Material. Alisdair Macindoe in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Winner: Birrpai. Ngioka Bunda-Heath co-commissioned by Next Wave and Chunky Move as part of Yirramboi Festival

Odd Hours. ButohOUT! Ensemble 2021, Emma Bathgate, Helen Smith, Yumi Umiumare in association with Abbotsford Convent

 

BEST LIGHTING

Paul Lim & Bosco Shaw Metal. Lucy Guerin in association with Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Asia TOPA

Govin Ruben Slow Calm Drama. Deanne Butterworth in association with Dancehouse

Winner: Thomas Roach Reference Material .Alisdair Macindoe in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Niklas Pajanti Red. Dancenorth Australia, commissioned by Rising, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, and Ten Days on the Island, as part of Rising.

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Winner: Project F. Prue Lang in association with Abbotsford Convent as part of the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program

Bodylex.  Rhys Ryan in association with Dancehouse

Slow Calm Drama.  Deanne Butterworth in association with Dancehouse

Colour-Fool. Yumi Umiumare and ButohOUT! Ensemble in association with Dancehouse

What Happened in Shanghai. Victoria Chiu in association with Abbotsford Convent as part of Asia TOPA

Metal. Lucy Guerin in association with Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Asia TOPA

Glass. Marc Brew and Rawcus Ensemble in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

 

BEST PRODUCTION

Metal.  Lucy Guerin in association with Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Asia TOPA

Glass. Marc Brew and Rawcus Ensemble in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Birrpai. Ngioka Bunda-Heath co-commissioned by Next Wave and Chunky Move as part of Yirramboi Festival

Red. Dancenorth Australia, commissioned by Rising, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, and Ten Days on the Island, as part of Rising.

Winner: I am Maggie. Jonathan Homsey as part of as part of Arts Centre Melbourne Take Over for Melbourne Fringe 2020

 

BEST SOUND

Winner: Nick Roux and Ensemble Tikoro Metal. Lucy Guerin in association with Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Asia TOPA

Jethro Woodward Glass. Marc Brew and Rawcus Ensemble in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Alisdair Macindoe Reference Material Alisdair Macindoe in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Jonathan Homsey I am Maggie. Jonathan Homsey as part of as part of Arts Centre Melbourne Take Over for Melbourne Fringe 2020

 

BEST VISUAL DESIGN

Sour Sweet. Victoria Chiu and RDYSTDY

Jonathan Homsey I am Maggie. As part of as part of Arts Centre Melbourne Take Over for Melbourne Fringe 2020

Winner: Odd Hours.  Jacqui Stockdale and ButohOUT! Ensemble 2021 in association with Abbotsford Convent

 

BEST DIGITAL WORK

Winner: Sour Sweet. Victoria Chiu and RDYSTDY

Drishti. Raina Peterson Karma Dance Inc. as part of Melbourne Fringe

I am Maggie. Jonathan Homsey as part of as part of Arts Centre Melbourne Take Over for Melbourne Fringe 2020

 

INDEPENDENT THEATRE

BEST NEW WRITING

Benjamin Nichol Kerosene Jack Dixon-Gunn in association with Theatre Works

Rachel Perks Hydra Double Water Sign in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Oliver Bailey Memoir of a Tired Carer Oliver Bailey Productions as part of Melbourne Fringe

Telia Nevile Little Monster Telia Nevile as part of Melbourne Fringe

Winner: Olivia Satchell with Chanella Macri, Belinda McClory and Emily Tomlins let bleeding girls lie The Voice In My Hands in association with La Mama

 

BEST DIRECTION

Winner: Benjamin Nichol and Izabella Yena Kerosene Jack Dixon-Gunn in association with Theatre Works

Marcel Dorney Enlightenment Elbow Room in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy and FUSE Festival

Kitan Petkovski The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven Ben Anderson Presents in association with Theatre Works

Bridget Balodis Hydra Double Water Sign in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Olivia Satchell let bleeding girls lie The Voice In My Hands in association with La Mama

 

BEST PERFORMER

Izabella Yena Kerosene Jack Dixon-Gunn in association with Theatre Works

Winner: Fabio Motta Spot Fabio Motta in association with Theatre Works

Carolyn Bock Katyń Jim Daly in association with La Mama

Merlynn Tong Enlightenment Elbow Room in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy and FUSE Festival)

Patrick Collins Patrick Collins: I Am Not A Mime The Butterfly Club as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

BEST ENSEMBLE

Winner: Enlightenment Elbow Room in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy and FUSE Festival 

Breeders Sarah Houbolt in association with La Mama

This Is Our Show Clare Rankine Productions in association with The Butterfly Club

Poona Roshelle Fong and Keziah Warner in association with Museum of Chinese History and Next Wave 

let bleeding girls lie The Voice In My Hands in association with La Mama

 

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Harrie Hogan Kerosene Jack Dixon-Gunn in association with Theatre Works

Jenny Hector RUNT Dee & Cornelius & Wilks in association with fortyfivedownstairs

Clare Springett Mara KORPER Citizen Theatre in association with Theatre Works

Winner: Rachel Burke The Mermaid Cassandra Fumi in association with La Mama

Jason Crick let bleeding girls lie The Voice In My Hands in association with La Mama

 

BEST SET AND/OR COSTUME DESIGN

Romanie Harper (Set and Costume Design) RUNT Dee & Cornelius & Wilks in association with fortyfivedownstairs

Cherish Marrington (Production Design) Enlightenment Elbow Room in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy and FUSE Festival

Aislinn Naughton (Costume Design) Mara KORPER Citizen Theatre in association with Theatre Works

Winner: Dann Barber (Set and Costume Design) The Mermaid Cassandra Fumi in association with La Mama

Alex Hines (Production Design) Juniper Wilde: Wilde Night In The Social Validation Club as part of Melbourne Fringe

 

BEST SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION

Joe Paradise Lui Enlightenment Elbow Room in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy and FUSE Festival

Winner: Rachel Lewindon The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven Ben Anderson Presents in association with Theatre Works

Kelly Ryall RUNT Dee & Cornelius & Wilks in association with fortyfivedownstairs

Daniella Esposito Hydra Double Water Sign in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Robert Downie Alternative Futures Theatre Works

 

BEST PRODUCTION (IN-PERSON) [Joint Recipients]

Winner: Kerosene Jack Dixon-Gunn in association with Theatre Works 

Enlightenment Elbow Room in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy and FUSE Festival 

Breeders Sarah Houbolt in association with La Mama 

Winner: The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven Ben Anderson Presents in association with Theatre Works 

let bleeding girls lie The Voice In My Hands in association with La Mama

 

BEST PRODUCTION (DIGITAL)

Memoir of a Tired Carer Oliver Bailey Productions as part of Melbourne Fringe 

Little Monster Telia Nevile as part of Melbourne Fringe 

Winner: Juniper Wilde: Wilde Night In The Social Validation Club as part of Melbourne Fringe

 

MUSIC THEATRE

ARTISTS – LEADING [Joint Recipients]

Karis Oka Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

Winner: Cherine Peck Into The Woods Watch This

Winner: James Millar Into The Woods Watch This

 

ARTISTS – SUPPORTING

John O’May Into The Woods Watch This 

Nadia Komazec The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

Danielle Barnes Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

Nick Simpson-Deeks Into The Woods Watch This

Helen Begley, Kylie Morrigan, Penelope Swales Voyage The Good Girl Song Project

Ava Madon Into The Woods Watch This

Chika Ikogwe Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

Winner: Kirby Burgess The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

  

THE BETTY POUNDER AWARD FOR ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY

(In Celebration of 100 years since Miss Pounder’s birth.)

Winner: Michael Ralph – The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

 

DESIGN [Joint Recipients]

Davis Fleischer: Costume – Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

Winner: Kim Bishop: Costume – The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

Winner: Declan O’Neill: Lighting – The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

Nathan Weyers: Set – The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

 

DIRECTION – MUSIC

Zara Stanton Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

Daniel Puckey The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

Helen Begley, Kylie Morrigan, Penelope Swales Voyage The Good Girl Song Project

Winner: Stephen Gray The Music Of The Night Spears Entertainment

 

DIRECTION – STAGE

Paige Rattray Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

Winner: Alister Smith The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

 

NEW AUSTRALIAN WRITING FOR MUSIC THEATRE

Winner: Yve Blake Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

  

PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

Winner: The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

Into The Woods Watch This

Voyage The Good Girl Song Project

Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People

 

OPERA

OUTSTANDING PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE [Joint Recipients]

Winner: Vida Miknevičiūtė Salome Victorian Opera (2020)

Ian Storey Salome Victorian Opera (2020)

Alexander Vinogradov Ernani, Opera Australia

Leah Crocetto Aida Opera Australia

Diego Torre Ernani Opera Australia

Vladimir Stoyanov Ernani Opera Australia

Simon Meadows Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera

Winner: James Egglestone Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera  

Kathryn RadcliffeEcho and Narcissus Victorian Opera

Nathan Lay Echo and Narcissus Victorian Opera

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Rebecca Rashleigh Fidelio Melbourne Opera (2020)

Alexander Vinogradov Aida Opera Australia

Adrian Tamburini Macbeth Melbourne Opera

Winner: Adrian Tamburini Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera

Eleanor Greenwood Macbeth Melbourne Opera

 

NEW AUSTRALIA OPERA

Cassandra Simon Bruckard (Composer) Constantine Costi (Libretto)

Winner: Echo and Narcissus Kevin March (Composer) Jane Montgomery Griffiths (Libretto) Victorian Opera

Parrwang Deborah Cheetham Victorian Opera

 

OUTSTANDING DESIGN

Winner: Christina Smith (Set) Gavan Swift (Lighting) Salome Victorian Opera (2020)

Andrew Bailey (Set) Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera

Julian Crouch (Set) Ernani Opera Australia

Rob Sowinski (Lighting) Macbeth Melbourne Opera

 

BEST DIRECTION

Jane Magão Cosi Fan Tutte iOpera

Cameron Menzies Salome Victorian Opera (2020)

Winner: Sven-Eric Bechtolf Ernani Opera Australia

BEST PRODUCTION

Salome Victorian Opera (2020)

Winner: Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera

Ernani Opera Australia

Cosi Fan Tutte iOpera

THEATRE COMPANIES

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE [Joint Recipients]

Andrea Swifte Single Ladies Red Stitch

Winner: Dan Spielman Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes Melbourne Theatre Company

Grace Cummings Berlin Melbourne Theatre Company

Nadine Garner The Lifespan of a Fact Melbourne Theatre Company

Izabella Yena Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes Melbourne Theatre Company

Karl Richmond The Lifespan of a Fact Melbourne Theatre Company

Winner: Jessica Clarke Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch

Shivantha Wijesinha As You Like It Melbourne Theatre Company

Bert LaBonté The Truth Melbourne Theatre Company

Natalie Gamsu S.S. Metaphor Malthouse Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

Winner: Dale Ferguson, Marg Horwell, Matilda Woodroofe Because The Night Malthouse Theatre

Christina Smith Berlin Melbourne Theatre Company

Jacob Battista & Sophie Woodward Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

Christina Smith Berlin Melbourne Theatre Company

Winner: Kat Chan The Lifespan of a Fact Melbourne Theatre Company

Jacob Battista & Sophie Woodward Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

Amelia Lever-Davidson Because The Night Malthouse Theatre

Winner: Niklas Pajanti Berlin Melbourne Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION

Winner: J. David Franzke Because The Night Malthouse Theatre

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION

Petra Kalive Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes Melbourne Theatre Company

Iain Sinclair Berlin Melbourne Theatre Company

Winner: Gary Abrahams Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes Melbourne Theatre Company

Berlin Melbourne Theatre Company

Winner: Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch

Because The Night Malthouse Theatre

 

The Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship for Design in the Performing Arts [Joint Recipients]

–        Paula Levis (VIC)

–        Isabel Hudson (NSW)

 

Lifetime Achievement Award [Joint Recipients]

–        Graeme Murphy

–        Janet Vernon

 

Technical Achievement Award [Joint Recipients]

–        Emma Valente

–        Kate Davis

 

Geoffrey Milne Award

–        Jason Cavanagh

 

 

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