Verity Hampson wins the 2019 APDG Award for Best Lighting Design
Congratulations to Verity Hampson for winning the prestigious APDG Award for Best Lighting Design for her work on DEATH OF A SALESMAN (pictured with set design by Richard Roberts) for Queensland Theatre.
This is the third major award Verity won in 2019 for her work.
In addition to the APDG Award, she won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design for BLACKIE BLACKIE BROWN with Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre. She also won a Green Room Award for BLACKIE BLACKIE BROWN, and was nominated for a total of three Green Room Awards in 2019.
Verity is currently nominated for Best Lighting Design at the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards for TITUS ANDRONICUS directed by Adena Jacobs for Bell Shakespeare.
Congratulations Verity on a stellar 2019!
Nicki Bloom and Duncan Graham
win 2019 Ruby Awards
Congratulations to writers Nicki Bloom and Duncan Graham for winning 2019 Ruby Awards.
Nicki Bloom’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s THE YOUNG KING, which toured the world this year with Slingsby Theatre Co, won for Best Work.
Duncan Graham’s play, IN THE PINES, which deals with the ice epidemic in regional Australia, won for Best Community Work. Duncan’s play AMPHIBIAN for Windmill Theatre Co received a Ruby Award nomination for Best Work; AMPHIBIAN was also nominated for an AWGIE Award this year. His new work KARAMAZOVS is nominated for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Jill Blewett Playwright's Award.
Congratulations Nicki and Duncan!
Welcome Sarah Giles
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning theatre and opera director Sarah Giles to Aurora.
Sarah has directed productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre of South Australia, Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera and Sydney Chamber Opera.
She received Helpmann Award and Green Room Award nominations for Best Director of an Opera for her world premiere Victorian Opera production of LORELEI which won Best New Australian work and Best Design at the Green Room Awards where it was nominated in five categories.
In 2020, Sarah directs NO PAY? NO WAY! for Sydney Theatre Company, MISS PEONY for Belvoir and tours her award-winning production of LORELEI to Opera Queensland.
Aurora Artists nominated for 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards
Congratulations to the Aurora Artists nominated for 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards.
AMERICAN PSYCHO directed by Alexander Berlage is nominated for 9 awards including Best Director of a Musical, Best Production of an Independent Musical, Best Stage Design of an Independent Musical (Isabel Hudson) and Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production (Alexander Berlage).
ONCE directed by Richard Carroll is nominated for Best Production of a Mainstage Musical and received a total of 4 nominations.
Renee Mulder received nominations for both Best Stage Design and Best Costume Design for THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE. Renee designed two of the mainstage productions nominated for Best Production.
Paul Jackson received nominations for Best Lighting Design for THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE and MARY STUART.
Verity Hampson is nominated for Best Lighting Design for TITUS ANDRONICUS.
Isabel Hudson is nominated for Best Set Design of an Independent Musical for AMERICAN PSYCHO.
Veronique Benett is nominated for Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production for JOHN. Veronique designed lighting for two of the productions nominated for Best Independent Production.
Alexander Berlage is nominated for Best Director of a Musical, and Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production for AMERCIAN PSYCHO.
David Bergman is nominated for Best Sound Design of a Mainstage Production for FIRST LOVE IS THE REVOLUTION.