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Sunday, October 26, 2014

THE 2014 METAs

Left:The hosts for the Gala were Holly Gauthier-Frankel and Marcel Jeannin Center: Elsa Bolam, the Founding Artistic Director of Geordie Productions,  receives a lifetime achievement and service to the theatre award Right: Leni Parker recives Best Lead Actress award for her role in Top Girls.
Photos © Lena Ghio, 2014
Monday October 20 2014, I attended the second annual METAs Award Ceremony to honor excellence in Montreal English Theatre. I am sharing a few of the photographs I took to remember this experience. The evening began with a cocktail for the nominees and their friends. There was swag, good cheer and a lot of commotion as people got involved in fun conversations. I nonetheless caught a few on the fly!

The 2013/2014 winners are:

Outstanding Lead Performance – Actor 
-Eric Peterson – Seeds (Porte Parole/Centaur Theatre) 
Outstanding Lead Performance – Actress
-Leni Parker – Top Girls (Segal Centre) 
Outstanding Supporting Performance – Actor 
-Daniel Brochu – Othello (Segal Centre/Scapegoat Carnivale)  
Outstanding Supporting Performance – Actress 
-Julie Tamiko Manning – Othello (Segal Centre/Scapegoat Carnivale) 

Outstanding Emerging Artist 
-Aiza Ntibarikure – Actress – Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Segal Centre/Copa de Oro Productions) 
Outstanding Costume Design 
-Mylène Chabrol – Top Girls (Segal Centre)
Outstanding New Text (Original or Adaptation) 
-Greg MacArthur – Horror Story (Youtheatre)
Outstanding Original Composition 
-Baba Alex – Bhopal (Teesri Duniya) 
Outstanding Sound Design 
-Peter Cerone – If We Were Birds (Imago Theatre) 
Outstanding Ensemble 
-The Iliad  & The Odyssey (Geordie Productions) 
Outstanding Direction                                                   
-Micheline Chevrier – Top Girls (Segal Centre) 

Outstanding Set Design 
-Max-otto Fauteux – Top Girls (Segal Centre) 
Outstanding Lighting Design 
-Martin Sirois – Top Girls (Segal Centre) 
Outstansing Community Production
-The Yeomen of the Guard - Lakeshore Light Opera
Outstanding Independent Production 
-The Aeneid – Talisman Theatre 
Outstanding Professional Production 
-If We Were Birds – Imago Theatre 
Left: All the actors and actresses contributed to the success of the evening. Here actresses Samantha Megarry and Miriam Cummings were giving the swag to all the nominees. Center: Actor Michel Perron and Blogger Marie-Andrée Parent. Right: Costume Designer for this years production of The Graduate (Segal) Susana Vera.
Photos © Lena Ghio, 2014

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