16th CONDA Awards – 1994

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Professional categories

Production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (HVTC and Freewheels)

Actress: Anne Frost, Letters from the Inside (Freewheels)

Actor: Rod Ansell, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Director: Brian Joyce, Letters from the Inside

Technical achievement: Vicki Newman, set design, Letters from the Inside

Open  category

New play written for a Newcastlecompany: Vanessa Bates, Here is the Beehive (Freewheels)

Non-professional categories

Dramatic production: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (NDAC)

Musical production: Oklahoma! (NDAC)

One-act production: Line (University Drama)

Actress (two awards): Amanda Helmers, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Jenny Newman, Man of La Mancha (Novocastrian Productions)

Actor (two awards): Carl Caulfield, Christie in Love (Hunter Workers Theatre), and Jonathon Lewis, Teen Sex Scandal (2 Til 5)

Director: Peggy Thompson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Technical achievement: Don McEwen and Alex Adams, set design, Brigadoon (Novocastrian Productions)

Commonwealth Bank award for outstanding achievement in Newcastle theatre Amanda Helmers, for consistently excellent work as actor and choreographer