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  2015 Robert Merritt Awards

The nominees for the 2015 categories are:
* Winners are indicated in red bold lettering

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (male)
Name Character Production Company
Richard Donat The playwright His Greatness KAZAN CO-OP
Hugh Thompson Wallace Stevens It is Solved by Walking HomeFirst Theatre /
White Rooster Theatre
David Rosetti Phil The Motor Trade Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre
Paul Rainville Shylock The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare by the Sea
Kyle Blair Billy Bishop Billy Bishop Goes to War Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female)
Name Character Production Company
Genevieve Steele Vanda Venus In Fur Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre
Francine Deschepper Iraq Barrington The Contribution The Doppler Effect
Jamie Konchak Joan Dustbowl Joan Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Jane Spidell Gin/Lorin/Harry's Mother Mending Fences Neptune Theatre
Heather McGuigan Mary Poppins Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (male)
Name Character Production Company
Ryan Doucette The young man His Greatness KAZAN CO-OP
Ryan Rogerson Harry The Miracle Man Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Garry Williams Old Ambrose The Miracle Man Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Christian Murray Da/Mr. Kopoloff/Ratch David for Queen Halifax Theatre for Young People
Kevin Curran Hank Our Eliza Ship's Company Theatre

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (female)
Name Character Production Company
Burgandy Cole Claire Thornton The Miracle Man Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Stephanie MacDonald Louise Marion Bridge Valley Summer Theatre
Mary Fay Coady Maxime Carwin
(cast Omega)
Tribe of One The Doppler Effect
Kathryn McCormack Mame Rae Cinderelly Shakespeare by the Sea
Laura Caswell Bird Woman/Miss Andrew Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design
Name Production Company
Jennifer Goodman The Miracle Man Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Matthew Peach The Contribution The Doppler Effect
Cathleen McCormack The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare by the Sea
Sean Mulcahy Into The Woods Neptune Theatre
Sean Mulcahy Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Direction
Name Production Company
Linda Moore His Greatness KAZAN CO-OP
Elizabeth Murphy The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare by the Sea
Ken Schwartz Dustbowl Joan Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
George Pothitos Billy Bishop Goes to War Neptune Theatre
George Pothitos Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design
Name Production Company
Ingrid Risk His Greatness KAZAN CO-OP
Michael Mader (lighting) & Nick Bottomley (projections) Chess with the Doomsday Machine Onelight Theatre
Ingrid Risk It Is Solved By Walking HomeFirst Theatre/
White Rooster Theatre
Garrett Barker The Contribution The Doppler Effect
Garrett Barker Billy Bishop Goes to War Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Musical Direction
Name Production Company
Allen Cole The Miracle Man Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Amos Crawley & Ben Irvine Cinderelly Shakespeare by the Sea
Chuck Homewood Into The Woods Neptune Theatre
Lisa MacDougall Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian
Name Production Company
Anna Valentina Alien The Doppler Effect
Catherine Banks It Is Solved By Walking HomeFirst Theatre/
White Rooster Theatre
Michale McPhee Tribe of One The Doppler Effect
Michael McPhee The Contribution The Doppler Effect
Ken Schwartz
(partially adapted from
various sources)
Dustbowl Joan Two Planks and a Passion Theatre

Outstanding Original Score
Name Production Company
Paul Cram It Is Solved By Walking HomeFirst Theatre/
White Rooster Theatre
Steven Naylor Stella, Queen of the Snow Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Allen Cole The Miracle Man Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Amos Crawley, Johnny Eaton, Jesse MacLean, Ben Irvine Cinderelly Shakespeare by the Sea
Sandy Moore By The Dark of the Moon Ship's Company Theatre

Outstanding Set Design
Name Production Company
Victoria Marston His Greatness KAZAN CO-OP
Sue LePage It Is Solved By Walking HomeFirst Theatre/
White Rooster Theatre
Stephen Osler By The Dark of the Moon Ship's Company Theatre
George Pothitos (Set) & Nick Bottomley (Projections) Billy Bishop Goes to War Neptune Theatre
Geofrey Dinwiddie Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design
Name Production Company
Nick Bottomley Chess with the Doomsday Machine Onelight Theatre
Steven Naylor Stella, Queen of the Snow Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Joe Micallef A Christmas Story Neptune Theatre
Emily Porter Into The Woods Neptune Theatre
Emily Porter Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Production by a New or Emerging Company
Production Company
Talk Sexxxy LAP PRO
Country Song LAP PRO
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Up the Hill Productions
 
Outstanding Production by an Established Company
Production Company
His Greatness KAZAN CO-OP
Marion Bridge Valley Summer Theatre
Tribe of One The Doppler Effect
The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare by the Sea
Billy Bishop Goes to War Neptune Theatre
Mary Poppins Neptune Theatre

Outstanding Presentation
Name

Oil & Water by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland,
presented by Neptune Theatre


Outstanding Technician or Stage Manager
Name

Christine Oakey (Stage Manager)


Outstanding Volunteer
Name

Bruce Cathcart (Boardmore Theatre, Sydney)

Mayor's Award for Emerging Theatre Artist
Name

Jessica Lewis

Mayor's Award for Achievement in Theatre
Name

Kathryn MacLellan

Theatre Nova Scotia Scholarship
Name

Dorian Lang

Wes Daniels Design Award
Name

Matthew Downey and Villian's Theatre


Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award
Name

Gay Hauser