Green Room nominations announced

The Green Room Awards Association announced the nominations today for their 2010 Awards for excellence on the Melbourne stage.

The Green Room Awards Association announced the nominations today for their 2010 Awards for excellence on the Melbourne stage.

The recipients will be announced on Monday, March 21 at a gala ceremony housed in Melbourne’s newest “hot spot”, The Famous Spiegeltent, located in the forecourt of the Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Each year the Green Room Awards go to a wide variety of professional performing artists from both behind and in front of the curtain. The best and brightest of our city’s celebrated theatre, musical theatre, cabaret, opera and dance creators will be in the running for Melbourne’s premier awards. Nominations are made by the Association membership and voted on by secret ballot.

Richard Watts, the newly appointed President of the Green Room Awards Association, describes the event as means to “celebrate the strength and vitality of Melbourne’s performing arts sector and the remarkable range of works seen on Melbourne’s stages…A rare and important opportunity to recognise the achievements of the talented individuals and companies responsible for maintaining Melbourne’s reputation as a centre of excellence in the arts.”

The Green Room Association members, comprised of industry professionals, including directors, playwrights, choreographers, performers and critics, decide the nominations and awards. The members are organized into panels in each discipline. The voting year for the Green Room Awards is from 1 January to 31 December. All professional productions with a minimum number of Melbourne seasons are eligible for Awards

In 2010, the Green Room panels saw more 120 independent theatre productions, 46 professional dance works, 15 first-run musicals, 16 operas, over 30 productions by major theatre companies, and more than 50 alternative and hybrid theatre works – circus, puppetry productions, and other works reliant on new media.

Along with the individual awards presented on Monday 21st March, the Green Room Awards will present the prestigious 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual whose work has “significantly enriched Melbourne’s cultural landscape”.  This year also includes a 2010 Technical Achievement Award, given to the “unsung” heroes of the performing arts, those whose work often goes unseen and unrecognised by audiences. Further details of these awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

Nominations for the Green Room Awards are traditionally announced on the third Tuesday of February, proclaimed as Theatre Day by the then Lord Mayor of Melbourne Winsome McCaughey in 1987.


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