November 29, 2011

The 2011 Dunedin Theatre Awards
presented by PLan D

Celebrating theatrical excellence 

PLan D is once again proud to bring you the festive climax to Dunedin’s theatrical year. After an incredibly successful inaugural splash and all-round good time last year the judging Panel has reconvened and the theatre providers have sent in their best and brightest in the hope of receiving a nomination. So mark 12th December in your diary as the night to glam it up for the Dunedin Theatre Awards.

This year we are really thrilled to announce that the Dunedin Theatre Awards are to be hosted by the wonderfully atmospheric Playhouse Theatre on Albany Street and starts at 7:00pm with drinks at the cash bar! There is a $5 koha on the door to go towards the evening’s costs. 

RSVP to by Thursday, 8th December 

This year there are an astounding 29 different companies who create and produce theatre events in Dunedin and it’s surrounds who are eligible for the awards. You can check out the eligibility criteria by visiting!/event.php?eid=199157926827028  

As with last year there are two kinds of awards – The General Awards blind voted by the  Panel (so even they won’t know whose won until on the night!); and the Special awards which are nominated by anyone in the community and awarded by Panel in consultation.

General Awards
Best Design (Technical)
Best Design (Scenographic)
Best Dunedin Script / Narrative Event
Best Performance (Male)
Best Performance (Female)
Best Director
Production of the Year

Special Awards

Rising Star Award
Awarded to a person, event, company or group that should receive recognition not covered in the general awards

Outstanding Contribution to Dunedin Theatre
Awarded to a person, company or group that should receive recognition for positively changing the landscape of the theatre arts in Dunedin in a lasting and significant way.

In recognition of the range of talent in our city we have created FOUR NEW AWARDS!

In the General Award categories:-

Best Emerging Talent
Awarded to a person of any age in the early stage of their career in a theatre discipline

Best Publicity
Awarded to a person or group showing excellence in marketing and advertising that steps out of the square

Best Visiting Production
Awarded to the best theatrical production to perform in Dunedin 

And the new Special Award which is open to nomination by anyone:-

Award for Industry Support 
Awarded to an individual, company or group for significantly support the production of Theatre in Dunedin 

The Nominations for each award will be released on the 5th of December.

The Dunedin Theatre Awards are an all-inclusive event where we come together in strength as a community. By raising the profile of our wonderful city’s talents, people and creativity on a national scale, we enable better corporate partnerships and relationships with funding bodies to be created. It also results in audience becoming more aware of the thrilling diversity of entertainment and art available in a city renowned for it’s individuality and creative passion.

So get your glad rags on and step out for the theatrical night of the year to celebrate our excellence, originality and to network your arse off. And, with a little bit of luck, there will always be a little drama as to whether you agree with the results or not!!! 

The 2011 Dunedin Theatre Awards 
7:00pm, 12th December 
Playhouse Theatre, Albany Street
RSVP to by 8th December, 2011

A fantastic way to end a year of creativity that brings so much to the artistic landscape of Dunedin!

Any enquiries and all RSVPs should be emailed to 

Patrick Davies 
Creative Director 
PLan D   

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