Canberra Area Theatre Awards (CAT AWARDS) WINNERS announced
Saturday night in Canberra saw the announcement of the 2018 CAT Awards with the Bay Theatre Players winning Best Set for a Play with their set for A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sam Lloyd (design), Eric Haslam and Geoff Philpott (construction) and Nikki Bath (scenic design) were awarded were there to receive the award. Sam couldn't be at the awards night, so Bay Theatre Players' president,Trevor Kohlhagen, was delighted to accept the award for 'Best Set Design' on behalf of Sam Lloyd and her award-winning design and construction team
Above: Trevor at the awards ceremony on Saturday night and Samantha Lloyd.
As well as winning the BEST SET FOR A PLAY the Bay Theatre Players were also nominated for: Nomination BEST LIGHTING: Martyn LloydA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay Nomination BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY Candy Burgess for Irene in ‘A Lady of Letters’ in Talking Heads Narell Murdoch for Susan in ‘Bed Among the Lentils’ in Talking Heads Nomination BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY Talking Heads The aims of the CAT Awards are to provide recognition of the enormous contribution made by non‐professional groups to the artistic life of Australia and, in particular, of Canberra and the region and encourage individuals in the performing arts. These aims are pursued by making public awards that recognise and reward the standout achievements during the year in performances put forward by regional theatre companies for consideration by the judging panel. The CAT Awards were founded by Coralie Wood and Kate Peters in 1994 and are now run by Coralie Wood. Theatre groups and schools in Canberra and the region were first invited to participate in 1995. Initially the Awards were self-funded but in recent years they have been successful in attracting some government and corporate support.