My Theatre Award Winners

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Congrats to the My Theatre Award winners of LeFeaver Talent! We are happy to announce that DAMIEN ATKINS took home an award, as well as the ensemble cast of La Ronde! We are very proud of all of our nominated clients. Our winners are posted below, but you can check out the full list HERE.

Best Ensemble (National/Professional)
La Ronde (Soulpepper Theatre Company)
Featuring: Brandon McGibbon, Paul Sung-Hyung Lee & Maev Beaty

Best Actor in a Play (National/Professional)
Damien Atkins in Angels in America (Soulpepper Theatre Company)


Brandon McGibbon, Maev Beaty & Damien Atkins are  represented by Nancy LeFeaver

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is represented by Colleen Loucks

 

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“My Theatre Award Nominees”

Congrats to all the LeFeaver Clients who received nominations for the first ever ‘My Theatre Awards’ presented by My Entertainment World. See the full list of nominees HERE.

Best Ensemble (National/Professional)
La Ronde (Soulpepper Theatre Company)
Featuring: Brandon McGibbon, Paul Sung-Hyung Lee & Maev Beaty

Best Supporting Actress (National/Professional)
Nancy Palk in Angels in America (Soulpepper Theatre Company)

Best Actor in a Play (National/Professional)
Damien Atkins in Angels in America (Soulpepper Theatre Company)

Best Ensemble (Regional/Independent)
The Tin Drum (UnSpun Theatre)
Featuring: Gord Bolan

the RESISTIBLE rise of arturo UI (The Red Light District)
Featuring: Tina Jung

Best Actor (Regional/Independent)
Victor Dolhai in Wild Dogs on the Moscow Trains (Live Lobster Theatre/SummerWorks)

Best Production (Regional/Independent)
The Tin Drum (UnSpun Theatre)
Featuring: Gord Bolan

Wild Dogs on the Moscow Trains (Live Lobster Theatre/SummerWorks)
Featuring: Victor Dolhai

 


Brandon McGibbon, Maev Beaty, Nancy Palk, Damien Atkins, Gord Bolan and Victor Dolhai are all represented by Nancy LeFeaver

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is represented by Colleen Loucks

Tina Jung is represented by Karen Bernstein

 

Christine Brubaker Wins Gina Wilkinson Prize

BrubakerCCongratulations to CHRISTINE BRUBAKER who has won the Gina Wilkinson Prize!

Announcement from the Ontario Arts Foundation Website:

The committee of the Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce that Christine Brubaker of Toronto, Ontario is this year’s prize recipient. The announcement came on March 10 — Gina’s birthday. Ms. Brubaker was chosen from a list of 22 nominees from across Canada.

“Saying I’m honoured feels too easy somehow, but honoured I am: honoured to be in the company of Charlotte, Liz and Dayna and honoured to receive a prize inspired by the indomitable Gina Wilkinson. As a seasoned actor, but fledgling director, this affirmation is inestimable. It tangibly supports an act of risk, an act of process, change and transformation: not on what I have achieved, but what I hope to achieve,” said Ms. Brubaker upon learning she was this year’s beneficiary. “Thank you to Sarah Phillips for nominating me; Eric Woolfe and Severn Thompson for trusting me take the helm on your projects; Jill Keiley, Allen MacInnis and Kelly Thornton for your mentorship; and my family, Robert, Ruby and Arlo for helping me keep my keel in the water; and, of course, the committee for deeming me worthy. And thank you Gina. Your light continues to shine.”

Christine Brubaker has been working as a theatre artist for twenty years. Primarily an actor, she has performed nationally and internationally working in small theatres and large. She began directing three years ago when friend and colleague, Eric Woolfe from Eldritch Theatre, hired her to direct his puppet spectacle Madhouse Variations. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Christine studied Theatre and Arts Administration at the University of Waterloo, and went on to train as an actor at the National Theatre School of Canada. Currently, she is pursuing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. This spring, she is part of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival. Christine is a teacher, musician and a regular theatre instructor at Young People’s Theatre and Sheridan College.

The Gina Wilkinson Prize honours a female theatre artist who is transitioning from one theatre discipline (acting, stage managing, playwriting, administration, etc.) to that of directing. The Prize pays tribute to actor/playwright/director Gina Wilkinson whose dedication, vision and indomitable spirit imbued her work and her life. An actor for over twenty years, Ms. Wilkinson began turning her attention to both writing and directing and, in the last few years of her too-short life, established herself as a daring, strong, inventive director and collaborator in the Canadian theatre community. In the spirit of Ms. Wilkinson’s appetite for life, the prize of $2,000 is a gift to be used in any way the recipient chooses. The past recipients of Gina’s Prize were Ann-Marie Kerr of Halifax and Krista Jackson of Winnipeg.

The committee would also like to thank Alan Walker and the Ontario Arts Foundation for their administration of the Gina Wilkinson Prize. Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to the Gina Wilkinson Prize can do so through the Ontario Arts Foundation atwww.ontarioartsfoundation.on.ca.


Christine Brubaker is represented by Nancy LeFeaver.

Two LeFeaver Talents Short Listed For The Gina Wilkinson Prize!

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Charlotte Gowdy (Left) Christine Brubaker (Right)

Congratulations to CHRISTINE BRUBAKER and CHARLOTTE GOWDY for their Gina Wilkinson Prize  nominations! Full details in the excerpt below:

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 3, 2014) — The committee for the 2014 Gina Wilkinson Prize  is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the third annual prize: Christine BrubakerCharlotte GowdyElizabeth Saunders, and Dayna Tekatch.

Christine Brubaker has been working as a theatre artist for twenty years. Primarily an actor, she has performed nationally and internationally working in small theatre and large. She began directing three years ago when friend and colleague, Eric Woolfe from Eldritch Theatre, hired her to direct his puppet spectacle Madhouse Variations. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Christine studied Theatre and Arts Administration at the University of Waterloo, and went on to train as an actor at the National Theatre School of Canada. Currently, she is pursuing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. This spring, she is part of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival. Christine is a teacher,musician and a regular theatre instructor at Young People’s Theatre and Sheridan College.

Charlotte Gowdy is a graduate of both the National Theatre School of Canada and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France. Charlotte has been acting, directing and teaching professionally for over a decade. In 2009, she was awarded a grant from Theatre Ontario to train in directing and she has been working steadily as a director ever since. Charlotte is a regular guest teacher in the theatre departments of Queen’s University, Fanshawe College and the University of PEI. In 2013, she was appointed to the position of Associate Artistic Director at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.

The Gina Wilkinson Prize is an annual award that has been established in the name of Gina Wilkinson who passed away in late 2010 due to an aggressive cancer. Gina spent the first 20 years of her career as an actor, but in the latter years of her too-short life emerged as one of Canada’s brightest directors. The Gina Wilkinson Prize was established through the generous support of Gina’s colleagues and admirers from across the country. The annual prize of $2,000 honours a female theatre artist who is making the transition to directing  from another theatre discipline.

The 2014 winner of the Gina Wilkinson Prize will be announced on Gina’s birthday, March 10.


Christine Brubaker is represented by Nancy LeFeaver, Charlotte Gowdy is represented by Colleen Loucks.