2019 Gala Awards Winners Announced

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2019 Gala Awards Winners Announced

It’s been an amazing fortnight of theatre – and the results are in!
Congratulations to all our companies on a gripping, engaging, quality and emotive fortnight of theatre:

Amy Dalton Award for Volunteer of the Year:

WINNER: Amy Dalton

Doric Wilson Award for Intercultural Dialogue:

Nominees:

Revolting Women for rebelling to assert Women’s contribution to Irish society.
A Southern Fairytale for exposing the role of conversion therapy and evangelicalism in dehumanising LGBT people
The Baby Monitor for exploring the external pressure on LGBT parenting
Velvet for situating LGBT actors into the #MeToo experience
Bingo for journeying on the many roads of the impact of a HIV diagnosis.
Obligatory Scene for representing the consequences of the sexual inequality for women
WINNER: Obligatory Scene for representing the consequences of the sexual inequality for women

Pat Murray Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish LGBT Theatre

WINNER:
Dublin University Players for their supportive partnership by standing with us since 2004

Sean Meehan Identity in Theatre Award:

Nominees:
Julie Gieseke, Borderline A**hole dating in later life USA
Bern, Revolting Women for being a rebel with a cause IRL
Tom Ratcliffe Velvet for telling his story of sexual exploitation UK
Alan Flanagan Bingo for illuminating the journey of a man with HIV IRL
Gavin Roche Measure of a Man for getting his courage up! AUS
WINNER: Tom Ratcliffe, Velvet for telling his story of sexual exploitation UK

Hilton Edwards Award for Best Aspect of Production:

Nominees:
Revolting Women – concept and blending theatre, song and film IRL
Lesley Anne Reilly Cello – the blending of music with drama IRL
Woody Shticks Schlong Song high-energy performance art USA
Theatre Outre technical presentation and direction of Like Orpheus CAN
Mia Cain direction, Obligatory Scene USA
WINNER: Theatre Outre technical presentation and direction of Like Orpheus CAN

Micheal Mac Liammoir Award for Outstanding performance by a male

Nominees:
Leo Goodman as Josh in The Baby Monitor USA
Ciaran Griffiths as Bobby in All I See Is You UK
Christian Edwards as Ralph in All I See Is You UK
Brett Dahl as Man in Like Orpheus CAN
Alan Flanagan as Cormac in Bingo IRL
WINNERS: Christian Edwards as Ralph in All I See Is You UK
Ciaran Griffiths as Bobby in All I See Is You UK

Eva Gore Booth Award for Outstanding performance by a female

Nominees:
Amanda Jones as Claire in The Baby Monitor, USA
Alicia Sia Kabia as Drew in Obligatory Scene USA
Carli Rhoades as Vivey in Obligatory Scene USA
Lynita Crofford as Alice B Topkas in Gertrude Stein and A Companion RSA
Shirley Johnson as Gertrude Stein in Gertrude Stein and A Companion RSA
WINNER: Lynita Crofford as Alice B Topkas in Gertrude Stein and A Companion RSA

Oscar Wilde for Best New Writing:

Nominees:
David Stallings, The Baby Monitor USA
Thalia Gonzalez Kane, A Drunken Lesbian Love Affair, IRL
Kathrine Smith, All I See Is You UK
Tom Ratcliffe, Velvet UK
Alan Flanagan, Bingo IRL
WINNERS: Alan Flanagan, Bingo IRL, Kathrine Smith, All I See Is You UK

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