QTC’s production of Macbeth also took outBest Design (Set and Costumes) forSimone Romaniuk, who also won a Gold Matilda Award for her work.
The Matildas, judged by a 10-member panel of critics and arts administrators, were held at the QUT Gardens Point Theatre on Monday night.
Critics Sue Gough and Alison Cotes set up the Matilda Awards in 1987. They felt there should be some form of recognition that celebrated and promoted the excellence of Queensland’s theatre industry.
There are 12 Silver Matilda Awards, as well as five Gold Matildas, awarded for ‘outstanding work in any area of the professional theatre industry, which also includes independent productions’. They can be either for a single production or a body of work.
2014 GOLD MATILDA AWARD WINNERS
Steven Mitchell Wright
2014 SILVER MATILDA AWARD WINNERS
Best Mainstage Production
Gloria, Queensland Theatre Company
Best New Australian Work
Machina,written by Richard Jordan, La Boite Indie& MadCat Creative Connections with the support of QPAC
Best Independent Production
Angel Gear, La Boite Indie & Pentimento Productions with the support of QPAC
Best Male Actor in a Leading Role
Sven Swenson,Angel Gear
Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Helen Christinson,A Doll’s House, La Boite Theatre Company & Brisbane Festival
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Damien Cassidy,A Doll’s House
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Cienda McNamara,A Doll’s House
Steven Mitchell Wright,A Doll’s House
Best Design (Set and Costumes)
Simone Romaniuk,Macbeth,Queensland Theatre Company in association with Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe
Best Technical Design (Lighting, Multimedia or Sound)
optikal bloc,Pale Blue Dot,La Boite Theatre Company
Bille Brown Award for Best Emerging Artist
Casey Woods,Angel Gear
Best Musical or Cabaret
Spamalot, Harvest Rain Theatre Company