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British All Winners Festival 2017

THREE AWARDS IN BARNSLEY

As winners of the MADF Easter Festival of Full-Length Plays, the University Players were qualified to compete in the 44th British All Winners Festival 2017 in Barnsley, England. We performed our production of “Lift Not the Painted Veil / Frankenstein” on 18th of July at the Lamproom Theatre. We were awarded three trophies.

The Halifax Evening Courier Award for Audience Appreciation

The Sydney Fisher Trophy –Backstage Award

The Felixstowe Festival Award – Adjudicators award Use of Chorus in  “Frankenstein”

Nominations:
Jasper Koch Paul Kahre as “Old and Young Creatures” in “Frankenstein” (Adjudicator’s Award)

We are especially proud and happy to have won the Backstage Award again – the second year in a row. It is traditionally awarded by the backstage crew of the hosting theatre who are at the heart of every festival and work together most closely with the visiting teams. They vote for teams with the most professional backstage crew, the best technical know-how (thank you, Tom White), a strong commitment to the production and a friendly attitude towards all the people involved. The festival crew at the Lamproom Theatre were wonderful to work with and we are happy they felt the same way about us!

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MADF Easter Festival of Full Length Plays

TROPHY TIME

University Players win the

MADF Easter Festival of Full Length Plays (Isle of Man)

Great news! The University Players won the MADF Easter Festival of Full-Length Plays, which took place at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas (Isle of Man) from Saturday 15th – Friday 21st April 2017. We were awarded seven trophies in total.

The F.M. Cubbon Trophy for Best Play

The John Bryan Award for Audience Appreciation

The J & B Green Award for
Costume and Makeup:
Marina Schünemann, Marleen Jalas and Randa Ashour

The Richard Harris Memorial Trophy for
Best Ensemble Acting

The Raven Players Award for
Best Producer/Director:
Nigel Harvey

The Michael J. Lees Award for
Best Dramatic Moment:
Drowning Girl and Wedding Dance

The Backstage Trophy:
Lighting Design by Tom White from
The Hamburg Players

Nominations:
Marc Borchert (Best Actor in a Supporting Role)
Clara Kasten (Best Actress in a Supporting Role)
Jasper Koch (Best Actor)
Paul Kahre (Best Actor)

We are very proud and grateful for all the support we got during the very short and intense rehearsal process. A very special thank you goes out to the Hamburg Players, who allowed us to “borrow” their wonderful lighting designer for this project.As festival winners, we are eligible to participate in the British All Winners Festival, which will be held in Barnsley from Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Lift Not the Painted Veil / Frankenstein will be shown in Hamburg on the 22nd / 23rd of June, 2017. More Information to follow.

British All -Winners Drama Festival

ADVENTURE TIME

University Players win two awards at the

British All -Winners Drama Festival

The judges will decide | The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show | Always staying low
~ ABBA: The Winner takes it all

On Sunday, 31 July 2016, the University Players were presented with not one, but two awards at the British All Winners Festival in Hertford, England.
Adjudicator Jan Palmer Sayer awarded INVASION! the Amateur Theatre Trophy for the most memorable production. She pointed out that after seeing the performance, the ABBA song “The Winner takes it all” will never sound the same again.
The University Players also received the Sydney Fisher Trophy for an outstandingly well-organized backstage crew. Recalling our quite chaotic backstage work at FEATS, this trophy makes us especially happy and proud. It is excellent proof of how much we learned as an ensemble just by participating in both festivals.
We are dedicating our two wonderful new trophies to the supporters of our #brinvasion crowd-funding campaign. Our participation at the British All Winners Festival was only made possible by the many generous donations we received. We raised enough money to cover the stage transportation, our travel expenses and even accommodation for the whole team. We are deeply grateful to everyone who contributed to this opportunity to learn and grow.

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Amateur Theatre Trophy | for the most memorable production

@ British All Winners Festival | Hertford, England

British All Winners Festival University Players

Sydney Fisher Trophy | for an outstandingly well-organized backstage crew

@ British All Winners Festival | Hertford, England

British All Winners Festival University Players

All BAWDF2016 Winners

You can find a detailed list of the results and all award winners here: NDFA Newsletter