Green Room Awards
The awards were started in 1982 when Blair Edgar and Steven Tandy formed the Green Room Awards Association. The inaugural awards ceremony was held in 1984 at the Melbourne Concert Hall. The association today is composed of members of Melbourne's performing arts community, including journalists, performers, writers, directors, choreographers, academics, theatre technicians and administrators.
The current patrons of the association are Rachel Griffiths and David Atkins. Previous winners include Dale Ferguson, David Hersey, Stephen Baynes, Eddie Perfect, Laurie Cadevida, Stephen Daldry, Genevieve Lemon, Michael Dameski, and Julian Gavin.
The 2011 awards were announced on 21 February 2012 (Theatre Day in Melbourne) and will be presented in the Playhouse Arts Centre in Melbourne on 18 March. The Malthouse Theatre has, with 28, the most nominations.
As of 2013, award categories include:
Alternative and hybrid performance
Several named awards can be given:
- "Panels && Awards". Green Room Awards. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- "Archives". Green Room Awards. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- "2011 Award Nominations Released". Green Room Awards. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- Bennett, Sally (21 February 2012). "Malthouse Theatre cleans up nominations for Green Room Awards". Herald Sun. Sydney. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- "2012 Green Room Award Recipients". Green Room Awards Association. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "Named Awards". Green Room Awards. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
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