18th CONDA Awards – 1996

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Professional categories

Production: Banana Peel Moon (Freewheels)

Actress: Katinka Smit, Oleanna  (Flying Teapot Theatre)

Actor: David Wood, S.A.O. (Freewheels)

Director: Aarne Neeme, S.A.O.

Technical achievement: Don McEwen, set design, Banana Peel Moon

Open  category

New play written for a Newcastlecompany: Mark Reedman, Steel Street Blues (2 Til 5 and Workers Cultural Action Committee)

Non-professional categories

Dramatic production: Steel Street Blues

Musical production: Godspell (NDAC)

One-act production: Countdown (University Drama)

Actress (two awards): Alison Cox, Me and My Girl (NDAC), and Dawn Richmond, Blithe Spirit (Intimate)

Actor (two awards): Glenn Horne, Me and My Girl, and Jon Purdy, The Flaw (2 Til 5)

Director: Sharon McMillan and Bonnie McMillan, D-Tension (Tandem Theatre for Youth)

Technical achievement: Brian Lowe, set design, God’s Favourite (Intimate)

Newcastle City Council award for outstanding achievement in Newcastle theatre 2 Til 5 Youth Theatre, for a year-long program that reached out to help disadvantaged young people as well as entertaining audiences