31st CONDA Awards – 2009


Professional categories

Production: The Magic Flute (Newcastle Festival Opera)

Actor: Carl Caulfield, Henry IV Part 1 (Stray Dogs Theatre)

Actress: Rebecca Sheldon, Henry IV Part 1

Director: David Brown, Work – Fight – Unite (Hunter TAFE Performing Arts)

Technical achievement: Ian Cook, musical direction, The Magic Flute

Open category

Best new play written for a Newcastle company: The Suitcase, Paul Russell (Lollipops Performing Arts)

Non-professional categories

Dramatic production: Kafka! Kafka!, Hunter TAFE Performing Arts

Musical production: Lucky Stiff (Pantseat Productions) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (NTC), joint winners

Leading actor in a drama or comedy: Liam Bird, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Intimate )

Leading actress in a drama or comedy: Carrie Manen, Wait Until Dark (DAPA)

Leading actor in a musical: Gareth Hudson, Buskers and Angels (JJK)

Leading actress in a musical: Alicia Paterson, Lucky Stiff

Supporting actor: Howard Rawlinson, Shadowlands (NTC)

Supporting actress: Giverny Lewis, Lucky Stiff

Ensemble acting: Kafka! Kafka!

Director: Daniel Kavanagh, Lucky Stiff

Music and movement: Silvia Martinez and Nicole Maslowski, choreography, Fame (SNAP Productions)

Costume design and make-up: Wendy Ratcliffe, costume design, Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical (NDAC)

Set design: Brian Lowe and Chris Bird, Wanted – One Body (Intimate)

Lighting and sound design: Matthew Bevan, sound design and visual effects, Dags (YPT)

Newcastle City Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Newcastle Theatre Brendan O’Connell, for his work as artistic director of Tantrum Theatre in taking the company into an exciting new phase of development