The Technical Theatre Awards winners announced

(c) Alex Brenner, Technical Theatre Awards 2015

Tamykha Patterson – Technician and Greg Allen – Assistant Technical Manager from the New Wimbledon Theatre with their award

UK – The Technical Theatre Awards, which celebrates the achievements of people working behind the scenes, have announced their winners at a well-attended ceremony on the Sunborn Yacht during PLASA London 2015 hosted by Iain Gillie, Managing Director of PW Productions Ltd.

Now in its third year, the Technical Theatre Awards (TTAs) was established to give due credit to the often unsung heroes and heroines that work backstage to make the theatre magic happen.

The winners are (all shortlisted nominees are listed; the winners are in bold):

The “AdVision TV” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wardrobe
Anna Edwards McConway (Winner)
Tony Priestley
Jessica Houghton

The “Charcoalblue” Award for Venue Sustainability
New Wimbledon Theatre (Winner)
Arcola Theatre

The “d&b audiotechnik” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound
David Gregory (Winner)
Ed Feguson
Alex Caplen
Chris Reid

The “Douglas Turnbull” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Company Management (Sponsored by Investec Opera Holland Park)
Katy Byrant (Winner)
Bernard Davies
Ba Penney
Nigel Pentland

The “eStage” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew
Geoff Grint (Winner)
James Kazwini
John Hayel

The “ETC” receiving venue team of the year award
Theatre Royal Newcastle (Winner)
Royal Albert Hall
Gordon Craig Theatre
Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent
Harlow Playhouse

The “Philips” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting
Andrew Murrell (Winner)
Andy Taylor
Tom Young
Graham Leesmith

The “Pigs Might Fly South” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wigs & Makeup
Craig Forrest (Winner)
Stefan Musch
Linda Halpin

The “PRG” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Management
Gary Beestone (Winner)
Kieron Docherty
Stewart Crosbie
Jim Leaver

The “PW Productions” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prop Making
Robin Morgan (Winner)
Gary Hardy-Brown
Paul Brown

The “Rigging Team” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation
The Twins FX (Winner)
David Greatex
Richard Willcox
Musa Halimeh

The “Robe” Hire Company Team of the Year Award
Showforce (Winner)
LUX Technical
Quantum Special Effects Group

The “Triple E” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Flys & Rigging
Tony Miles (Winner)
Mario colaluca

The “USITT” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Artistry
Steve Arnott (Winner)
James Rowse
Richard Nutborne

The “Design Software Solutions” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education
Sara Scott (Winner)
Martin Hodgson
Oliver Brown

The “GDS” & “SMA” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management
Robert Clayton (Winner)
Jack Wigley
Matthew Cullun
Pippa Meyer

The “SNP Productions” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Media Server Programming
Jon Lyle (Winner)
Nick Malbon

The “Total Solutions Group” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Set Construction
Dave Simmons (Winner)
Davy Thayer
Ricky Parr

The TTAs announced nominees for its 2015 awards in June, as voting opened during the ABTT Theatre Show in London.

Fifty-nine individuals and venues were nominated across 18 awards covering all disciplines of technical theatre. According to organisers, more than 1,500 people registered, submitting votes for the awards online.

“We’re delighted with the success of the third Technical Theatre Awards and would like to thank everyone who nominated and came to the ceremony to celebrate the incredible work of so many,” says founder and organiser, Ian Taylor. “Over the past three years the TTAs has received an ever growing amount of support from both individuals and the industry as a whole. As we continue to develop and improve the awards them look to the industry to get involved in supporting and shaping the future of the awards. As we develop relationships with industry associations and organisations we hope to continue to improve the nomination, shortlisting and voting process. These awards are for people working in the industry, created and operated by the industry, and we hope they will continue to grow and become an invaluable asset.”

The awards ceremony took place on Monday 5th October at 8pm on The Sunborn Yacht during PLASA London, which took place at ExCeL.

http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com

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