The Matilda Awards are awards which recognise excellence in cabaret, dance, theatre, and performance in Brisbane, the Australian state capital of Queensland and are the only awards to do so in that state. Established in 1987 by Alison Cotes and Sue Gough the awards are an annual event now hosted by the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
The awards are voted by a panel of industry personnel and critics, 50% of which must have seen the show for it to be nominated or judged.
2009 Award Winners
- Best Mainstage Production: ANATOMY TITUS FALL OF ROME: Queensland Theatre Company
- Best Independent Production: HOODS: Real TV
- Best Direction: Michael Futcher; RABBIT HOLE Queensland Theatre Company; THE WISHING WELL La Boite Theatre Company
- Best Actress in a Lead Role: Helen Howard: RABBIT HOLE: Queensland Theatre Company
- Best Actor in a Lead Role: Jean-Marc Russ: I AM MY OWN WIFE: Queensland Theatre Company
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kaye Stevenson: SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL: La Boite Theatre Company
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Andrew Buchanan: FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: Queensland Theatre Company
- Best New Australian Work: ATTACK OF THE ATTACKING ATTACKERS: Matthew Ryan: La Boite Theatre Company
- Best Emerging Artist: Kathryn Marquet: JANE EYRE, BRONTE, RISK
- Best Design: Jonathon Oxlade: ATTACK OF THE ATTACKING ATTACKERS: La Boite Theatre Company
- Best Technical Design: David Walters: AUGUST MOON Queensland Theatre Company, RABBIT HOLE Queensland Theatre Company; WISHING WELL La Boite Theatre Company
- Best Musical Production: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE: Oscar Theatre Company
2010 Award Winners
- Leon Cain, for his performance in I Love You, Bro
- The Escapists, for devising and producing boy girl wall
- Eugene Gilfedder, for his body of performance work in 2010 including Grimm Tales, Hamlet and The Chairs.
- Leah Purcell, for her artistic direction of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts and directing and acting in The Story of the Miracles at Cookies Table.
- David Berthold, for his repositioning of La Boite and directing Hamlet and I Love You, Bro.
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