Congratulations to all of last night’s Sydney Theatre Award winners and nominees! While the awards may take place in another state, we are thrilled that some of our friends took home a prize or two.
We were thrilled to hear that our own Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong won the award for Best Direction of a Mainstage Production for The Floating World at Griffin Theatre Company, while the playwright, John Romeril was also recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Sadly, due the busyness of tech week for Private Lives Sam couldn’t make it to Sydney, but you can see his award-winning skills on stage from this weekend, when Private Lives begins in the Sumner.
Set and Costume Designer Marg Horwell (who is currently working on MTC’s upcoming production of Cock) won two Sydney Theatre Awards, for both Best Stage Design and Best Costume Design in an Independent Production, for her work on Sisters Grimm’s (The Sovereign Wife, NEON 2013) Summertime in the Garden of Eden.
The team at Windmill Theatre, along with Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Festival, were awarded Best Production for Young People for School Dance by Matthew Whittet. In addition to our 2014 mainstage season, Windmill Theatre’s production of Matthew Whittet’s Big Bad Wolf is currently playing at Southbank Theatre.