The Book of Everything

MTC receives 30 Green Room Award nominations

What an honour and a delight to wake up this morning and find eight MTC performances nominated for awards in nine of the Theatre categories, with NEON productions nominated in six of the Independent Theatre categories!

The Mountaintop, Other Desert Cities and The Cherry Orchard lead the charge, with several nominations for our presentation of the Belvoir and Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image production of The Book of Everything, and one nod each to Constellations, The Crucible, Solomon and Marion, and our Education production Beached.

As our Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO said, ‘We are thrilled that the work of so many of the artists and creatives who worked with MTC last year has been recognised in this year’s nominations, and that they are in the company of others of such standing in Melbourne’s amazing theatrical landscape. We are especially pleased that our education, family and NEON programs have also been recognised as we are working hard to open MTC’s doors wide to the theatrical community.’

MTC Green Room Award Nominations


Best Female Actor
Alison Bell – ‘Marianne’ Constellations
Julie Forsyth – ‘Mrs Van Amersfoort’ The Book of Everything
Zahra Newman – ‘Camae’ The Mountaintop

Best Male Actor
Bert LaBonté – ‘Dr Martin Luther King Jr’ The Mountaintop
Brian Lipson – ‘Deputy Governor Danforth’ The Crucible
Ian Meadows – ‘Trip Wyeth’ Other Desert Cities
Steve Mouzakis – ‘Lophakhin’ The Cherry Orchard

Best Ensemble
The Book of Everything

For Lighting Design
Rachel Burke – Solomon and Marion
Danny Pettingill (Bluebottle) – Other Desert Cities
Matt Scott – The Mountaintop

For Set and Costume
Kim Carpenter – Set and Costume, The Book of Everything
Callum Morton – Set Designer, Other Desert Cities

For Sound/Composition
Steve Francis (Composer/Sound Designer) – Other Desert Cities
Iain Grandage (Composer) – The Book of Everything

For Direction
Neil Armfield – The Book of Everything
Simon Stone – The Cherry Orchard

For Production
The Book of Everything
The Cherry Orchard

For Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
Beached Melissa Bubnic
The Book of Everything (by Guus Kuijer) Richard Tulloch’s Adaptation

Independent Theatre

For Male Performer
Ash Flanders – ‘Cast’ The Sovereign Wife (Sisters Grimm)

For Ensemble
Cast of The Sovereign Wife (Sisters Grimm)

For Set and Costume Design
Kate Davis (Set and Costume) – The Story of O (The Rabble)
Dayna Morrissey (Set) – On The Bodily Education of Young Girls (Fraught Outfit)
Owen Phillips (Costume) and Romanie Harper (Set) – The Sovereign Wife (Sisters Grimm)

For Direction
Adena Jacobs – On the Bodily Education of Young Girls (Fraught Outfit)

For Production
On the Bodily Education of Young Girls (Fraught Outfit)
The Sovereign Wife (Sisters Grimm)

For Writing
Declan Greene and Ash Flanders – The Sovereign Wife (Sisters Grimm)

(psst! You can see a reading of Declan’s latest work, 8GB of Hardcore Pornography, this Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February at 7.30pm in the Lawler, as part of our Cybec Electric play readings series. Tickets start from just $5!)

For a full list of all Green Room Award nominations, visit the Green Room Awards website Our congratulations to all the other Companies who were nominated for Awards – what a bright year for the Arts in Melbourne!

Published on 18 February 2014