The King Edward Tea Society (KETS) Awards

The King Edward Tea Society (KETS) Awards for 2011 were compiled on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, during high tea in the Sovereign Ballroom of Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Toronto.

The jury members were Paula Citron and Lynn Slotkin.

They Brought Glory To The Stage Category

The Coalminer Meets Ballet Award:
BILLY ELLIOT (directed by Stephen Daldry, produced by Mirvish Productions)

The First Arab Spring Award:
HALLAJ (directed by Soheil Parsa, produced by Modern Times Stage Company)

There’s More to Kitchener than RIM Award:
THE LAST 15 SECONDS (directed by Majdi Bou-Matar, produced by MT Space and Theatre Passe Muraille)

Beware the Help Award:
THE MAIDS (directed by Brendan Healy, produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)

Sorry, Did You Day Something? Award:
NAME IN VAIN (directed by Richard Rose, produced by Tarragon Theatre)

The Truth Shall Finally Be Revealed Award:
OUR CLASS (directed by Joel Greenberg, produced by Studio 180 and Canadian Stage)

The Paper Roses Award (Neither Cuts Nor Thorns):
PAPER SERIES (directed by Nina Lee Aquino, produced by Cahoots Theatre Company)

The Mail Finally Got Through Award:
THE POST OFFICE (directed by John Van Burek, produced by Pleiades Theatre)

Someone’s Junk is Someone Else’s Gold Award:
THE PRICE (directed by Diana Leblanc, produced by Soulpepper)

The Off-the-Wall/Death Can Be Fun Award:
RIDE THE CYLONE (Directed by Britt Small and Jacob Richmond, produced by Theatre Passe Muraille, Acting Up Stage Company and Atomic Vaudeville)

The Übertalented Thespian Category

He Can Teach Us All a Lesson Award:
JOHN CLELAND (Edward The Crazy Man, produced by Workman Arts)

She’s Everywhere and Is Always Good Award:
DIANE D’AQUILA (The Maids, produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Saint Carmen of the Main, produced by NAC and Canadian Stage Company)

His Greatness Award (A Tie):
RICHARD DONAT (His Greatness, produced by Independent Artists Repertory Theatre);
JIM MEZON (Red, produced by Canadian Stage Company)

More Bang For Your Buck Award:
DAVID FOX (The Price, produced by Soulpepper)

The Salty Broad Award:
KATE HENNIG (Billy Elliot, produced by Mirvish Productions)

The Cross Dressing Award (A Tie):
RON KENNELL (The Maids, produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre);
SPIRO SCIMONE (La festa, produced by Spotlight. Italy, Canadian Stage Company)

There Always Has To Be A Yanna McIntosh Award:
YANNA MCINTOSH (Ruined, produced by Obsidian Theatre and Nightwood Theatre)

They Caught Our Eye Award:
JESSIE AARON DWYRE (The Ugly One, The Cherry Orchard)
GREG GALE (His Greatness, Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show)
GEMMA JAMES-SMITH (The Glass Menagerie)
GREGORY PREST (Ghosts, White Biting Dog, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Artistic Directors Who Are Making A Difference Category

BRENDAN HEALY (Buddies in Bad Times)
MATTHEW JOCELYN (Canadian Stage Company)
JACKIE MAXWELL (The Shaw Festival)
ANDY MCKIM (Theatre Passe Muraille)
GUY MIGNAULT (Théâtre français de Toronto)
ARKADY SPIVAK (Talk is Free Theatre, Barrie ON)
JOHN VAN BUREK (Pleiades Theatre Company)
ROBERT WINSLOW (4th Line Theatre, Millbrook ON)

Good Stuff – Stratford Shakespeare Festival Category

He Can Make Bad Productions Look Good, and Good Productions Look Better Award:
BEN CARLSON (Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope)

Free Trade Import Award:
AARON KROHN (The Homecoming); CLAIRE LAUTIER (Titus Andronicus)

Heartache Award:
IRENE POOLE, THE ACTING ENSEMBLE, AND DIRECTOR CHRIS ABRAHAM (The Little Years)

A Standout In Atrocious Productions Award:
TOM ROONEY (Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives Of Windsor)

She’s Fulfilling Her Promise Award:
BETHANY JILLARD (The Little Years, Richard 111)

Good Stuff – Shaw Festival Category

A Fresh Take for the 21st Century Award:
DEBORAH HAY, BENEDICT CAMPBELL, PATRICK GALLIGAN, THE ACTING ENSEMBLE, AND DIRECTOR MOLLY SMITH (My Fair Lady )

The South Shall Rise Again Award:
JIM MEZON, GRAY POWELL, THE ACTING ENSEMBLE, AND DIRECTOR EDA HOLMES (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof)

There’s More To Australia Than Kangaroos Award:
THE ACTING ENSEMBLE AND DIRECTOR PETER HINTON (When The Rain Stops Falling)

Unearthing A Treasure Award:
DRAMA AT INISH – A COMEDY BY LENNOX ROBINSON (as executed by Thom Marriott, Corrine Koslo, the acting ensemble, and director Jackie Maxwell)

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