32nd CONDA Awards – 2010


Professional categories

Production: Ruby Moon (Pantseat Productions)

Actor: Timothy Shearman, Ruby Moon

Actress: Giverny Lewis, The Shape of Things (Stooged Theatre)

Director: David Brown, 2Wilde: Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest (Hunter TAFE Performing Arts)

Music, sound and lighting design: Scott Allan, lighting design, The Boy from Oz (Metropolitan)

Costume design and visual effects: Anne Frost, puppet design and creation, The Frog Prince (Shakespeare et al)  

Open categories

Best new play written for a Newcastle company: Shakespeare’s Fools, Carl Caulfield (Stray Dogs)

Best special theatrical event: Avast! Wings, Rings and Piratical Things (Circus Avalon)

Non-professional categories

Dramatic production: Blackrock, Tantrum Theatre

Musical production: The Boy from Oz, Metropolitan Players

Leading actor in a drama or comedy: Glen Waterhouse, How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found (Hunter TAFE)

Leading actress in a drama or comedy: Kathleen Warren, Anastasia (NTC)

Leading actor in a musical: Grant Drury-Green, The Boy from Oz

Leading actress in a musical: Stephanie Priest, The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Hunter TAFE)

Supporting actor: Mat Lee, The Witches of Eastwick (NDAC)

Supporting actress: Cathy Maughan, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (DAPA)

Juvenile male performance: Ben Freeman, Blackrock (Tantrum)

Juvenile female performance: Brita Penfold, Cluedo (Pantseat)

Ensemble acting: The Golden Masque of Agamemnon (YPT)

Director: Julie Black, The Boy from Oz, and Nola Wallace, The Witches of Eastwick (joint winners)

Music and movement: Andrew Shaw, choreography, The Witches of Eastwick

Costume design and make-up: Neil Mansfield, costume design, The New Jungle Book  (DAPA)

Set, lighting and sound design: Cameron Elkin and Kelsie Clarke, set design, The Golden Masque of Agamemnon

Newcastle City Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Newcastle Theatre Teresa Conicella, for her commitment as head teacher of performing arts at Hunter TAFE in developing students’ skills to make them industry-ready