30th CONDA Awards – 2008


Professional categories

Production: Waiting for Godot (Popular Theatre Company)

Actress: Giverny Lewis, My Imaginary Friend (Imaginary Friends Theatre)

Actor: Daniel Stoddart, Waiting for Godot

Director: Victor Emeljanow, Waiting for Godot

Music, sound and lighting design: Nicolas Lyon, music and soundscape, Urban Shadows (Hot Tin Productions)

Set and costume design: Gabrielle O’Connor, costume design, Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision (Hunter TAFE Institute Faculty of Arts and Media)

Open category

Best new play written for a Newcastlecompany: My Imaginary Friend, Allon Silove and Jo Roberts

Non-professional categories

Dramatic production: We Came in Chains (Tantrum Theatre)

Musical production: The Producers (Metropolitan Players)

Actress in a drama or comedy: Tracey Gordon, Major Barbara (NTC)

Leading actor in a drama or comedy: Derek Fisher, Tom Jones (NTC)

Actress in a musical: Michelle Burnitt, A Little Night Music (Newcastle Gilbert and Sullivan Players) and Lesly Stevenson, The Full Monty (DAPA), (tie)

Leading actor in a musical: Khalil Khay, The Producers

Supporting actor: Michael Single, The Producers

Ensemble acting: The Producers

Director: Julie Black, The Producers

Music and movement: Ross Fiddes, musical direction, A Little Night Music

Costume design and make-up: Steven Harrison, costume design, The Producers

Set, lighting and sound design: Katy Price, Mary Ann Hill and Mary Shearer, set design, Urinetown: The Musical (Lindsay Street Players)

Newcastle City Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Newcastle Theatre Steven Harrison, for meticulous and standard-setting work in costume design