Marion Potts, Artistic Director of Malthouse Theatre is delighted to announce that Malthouse Theatre been awarded four major awards in last night’s Green Room Awards held at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, including Best Production (Theatre Companies) for The Bloody Chamber.
Marion acknowledged Malthouse Theatre’s artists and collaborators by saying, "A hearty congratulations to all of the artists who received awards and their collaborators. These awards attest their talents but also the strength of Malthouse Theatre’s development initiative the Engine Room, whereby works are developed over long periods of time and with substantial investment before they are programmed. They are also representative of Malthouse Theatre’s cultural breadth and reach – I’m proud to say we have a significant wing-span for a theatre company of our size."
Malthouse Theatre’s production of The Bloody Chamber dominated the Theatre Companies category. Directed by Green Room Award-nominated director Matthew Lutton, The Bloody Chamber took home awards for Best Production and Best Sound/Composition by David Chisholm and Jethro Woodward (Theatre Companies). The inimitable Alison Whyte also took home the coveted award for Best Female Actor for her performance in the celebrated production.
Additionally The Shadow King, an epic retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear won the award for Best Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage (Theatre Companies). Adapted by Michael Kantor and Tom E. Lewis, The Shadow King was created over a period of four years through the Engine Room and saw Malthouse Theatre work in close collaboration with artists, the ensemble and indigenous communities around the country.
Malthouse Theatre’s 2013 Green Room Awards can be viewed in their entirety below.
Theatre – Companies
Alison Whyte, The Bloody Chamber, Malthouse Theatre
David Chisholm (Composer) and Jethro Woodward (Sound Design), The Bloody Chamber, Malthouse Theatre
The Bloody Chamber, Malthouse Theatre
Writing/ Adaptation for the Australian Stage
Tom E. Lewis and Michael Kantor, The Shadow King, Malthouse Theatre