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Bay Theatre Players nominated for 13 CAT awards

Though the Cat Awards Night of Night at the Llewellyn Hall have been cancelled the Awards will be announced, as planned,  at 6.00pm on Saturday 18 April, but will be posted to the CAT Awards website, www.catawards.com.au.

Award certificates will be posted to all winners, and engraved trophies will be available for collection.

Bay Theatre Players Inc are thrilled this year to have received a total of thirteen nominations for the 2019 CATS awards season. The CAT Awards were founded by Coralie Wood and Kate Peters in 1994. 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. We are particularly grateful for the support given by ActewAGL, our major sponsor since 2009.

In 2005 the CAT Awards underwent a change in structure to reflect the size of the organisation and the importance of the awards to the local arts community, with the appointment of a Board of Directors and an Executive Steering Committee.

As the scope of the Awards has increased, the Judging Panel has grown from 6 in 1995 to 17 in 2013. All board members and judges are volunteers and donate their time and skills. 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 the CAT regional theatre companies for consideration by our judging panel.

Many companies, performers and production personnel in the region have found that the CAT Awards bring the satisfaction and enjoyment of having their talent recognised, but they also build a higher profile for their theatre company locally. The thirteen nominations for the 2019 CATS awards season for the Bay Theatre Players Inc are listed below:

BEST SET FOR A PLAY - Jon Benn, Ashley Connell, Nicky Bath and Robyn Minihan The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bay Theatre Players Youth Theatre Group, Batemans Bay BEST SET FOR A PLAY - Sam Lloyd Macbeth, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay BEST COSTUMES FOR A SCHOOL OR YOUTH PRODUCTION - Regina Brennan and Lyn Sterling for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bay Theatre Players Youth Theatre Group, Batemans Bay BEST LIGHTING - Martyn Lloyd Macbeth, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT - Martyn Lloyd Soundscape, Macbeth, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT - Liza Lloyd Jones, Deb Wilson, Erica Drewsen, Joanne Borg, Daniel Lloyd Jones and Jodie Eberle, Make-up, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bay Theatre Players Youth Theatre Group, Batemans Bay JOHN THOMSON THEATRE MAGIC – Appearance of Macbeth’s severed head, Macbeth, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay

BEST YOUTH ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY - Monty Lloyd Jones as Witch’s driver in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bay Theatre Players Youth Theatre Group, Batemans Bay

BEST YOUTH ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY - Erin Drewsen as Lucy in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bay Theatre Players Youth Theatre Group, Batemans Bay

BEST YOUTH ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY - Jorja Scott as Gillian in Dags, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay

BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY - Jeremy C Kemp as Macduff in Macbeth, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay BEST DIRECTION OF A SCHOOL OR YOUTH PLAY - Belinda Quick, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bay Theatre Players Youth Theatre Group, Batemans Bay BEST PRODUCTION OF A SCHOOL OR YOUTH PLAY - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bay Theatre Players Youth Theatre Group, Batemans Bay The full list of nominations can be found at http://www.catawards.com.au/general/nominations-2019/

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