Dora Awards 2023 nominations: snubs and surprises

Red Velvet, Uncle Vanya, Alice in Wonderland and First Métis Man of Odesa received lots of Dora love, while The Seagull, Indecent and other worthy shows got shut out

Dora Awards 2023 nominations: snubs and surprises
Crow's Theatre's production of Uncle Vanya received lots of Dora nominations, including an outstanding leading performance nod for Bahia Watson (pictured above, with Ali Kazmi). Photo by Dahlia Katz

The historical drama Red Velvet, the beautiful Uncle Vanya and the musical take on Alice in Wonderland are among the most-nominated shows at this year's Dora Mavor Moore Awards, announced at a live press conference this morning at Meridian Hall.

The ceremony itself, recognizing a full year of fall-to-spring productions for the first time since the 2018-2019 season, will happen on June 27 at Koerner Hall, hosted by Craig Lauzon, with musical guests the Jason Wilson Quartet.

Remember to vote for the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award here; the deadline is June 21 at 11:59 am EST. The winner will be announced at the June 27 ceremony.

Here are some Dora nomination surprises and snubs (you can find the complete list at the end):

Surprise: Outstanding new plays are outstanding  

Perhaps because of a backlog due to pandemic closures and delays, this was one of the strongest seasons for new Canadian work. And the nominees in the General Theatre Division Outstanding New Play category reflect that. Kanika Ambrose's our place, Tawiah M'Carthy and Brad Cook's Maanomaa, My Brother, Erin Shields's Queen Goneril, Anosh Irani's Behind the Moon and Paolo Santalucia's Prodigal are all mostly deserving nominees (I wasn't wowed by Maanomaa). It's especially nice to see Santaluccia's first-ever play get nominated.

But what a shame more formally experimental and challenging works like Ho Ka Kei's (Jeff Ho) Cockroach, Makram Ayache's The Hooves Belonged to the Deer, Marie Farsi's adaptation of André Alexis's Fifteen Dogs and Olivier Choinière's Public Enemy didn't get nods. Just shows you how strong a year it was for new scripts.

The list of Independent Theatre Division nominees is equally deserving, consisting of Haley McGee's The Ex-Boyfriend Yardsale, Matthew MacKenzie and Mariya Khomutova's First Métis Man of Odessa, Deanna H. Choi and Maddie Bautista's Love You Wrong Time, Hengameh E. Rice's Anahita's Republic and Curtis Campbell and Daniel Krolik's Gay for Pay with Blake and Clay.

I'm especially happy that the fall remount of the savage satire Gay for Pay got a nomination, since when it debuted at the Fringe a few months earlier I wrote "If this show were being mounted during the regular theatre season, it would likely be up for awards." Sure, it scored one nomination, but it's a big one. Let's hope there's a sequel.

Soulpepper's The Seagull got completely shut out, although Paolo Santalucia and Hailey Gillis both got nominations for other shows. Photo by Dahlia Katz

Snubs: The Seagull, Doubt, Indecent, The First Stone and Things I Know to Be True

It seems weird that five of the most acclaimed and/or popular shows of the season received a grand total of one Dora nomination – Things I Know to Be True received a nod for Nick Blais's exquisite lighting.

I figured Daniel Brooks's stunning production of The Seagull at Soulpepper would have, bare minimum, scored nominations for director and leads Hailey Gillis and Paolo Santalucia, who delivered focussed and grounded work. I was also pretty sure Deborah Drakeford would have earned an acting nod for her nuanced performance in Doubt. And it seems bizarre that Indecent, which made several best-of-2022 lists, went completely unnoticed by the Dora jury (I'm especially disappointed that Matt Baram wasn't recognized for his deeply moving portrayal of stage manager Lemml). Considering its timeliness and its artistry, it feels like an insult not to reward Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's epic play The First Stone in some way. And three things I thought would be true were that Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna and Christine Horne would be acknowledged for their work in the runaway hit Things I Know to Be True.

Speaking of acting nominees...

Dan Mousseau (right) scored a Dora nod for his big breakthrough performance in Prodigal. Photo by Dahlia Katz

Surprises: Ali Kazmi and Dan Mousseau

I was hoping both of these actors would get some recognition at the Doras, and it happened – Kazmi for his wrenching turn as an exploited undocumented worker at an Indian restaurant in Behind the Moon (one of four wide-ranging roles he took on this season) and Mousseau as a drug-addicted, truth-telling black sheep of a prominent family in Prodigal, one of the most thrilling breakthrough performances in years.

Surprise: d'bi.young anitafrika is nominated for the second time in the same role

No surprise that the 20th anniversary remount of trey anthony's 'da Kink in My Hair should get lots of Dora love, including nods for Outstanding Production, costume design (Rachel Forbes) and sound design/composition. The unusual thing is that d'bi.young anitafrika, so powerful as the young abuse survivor Staceyanne, should get a Dora nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role after being nominated in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role (anitafrika identifies now as non-binary) back in 2004 for pretty much the same performance. Also, I guess in 20 years the part somehow changed from Principal to Featured.

Steven Hao (right) deserved a Dora acting nomination for the completely shut out Cockroach. Photo by Joy von Tiedemann

Snubs: actors Steven Hao, Amanda Cordner, Chelsea Russell, Sarah Gadon, Nabil Traboulsi

What's slightly jarring about anitafrika taking up one of eight nomination slots in the General Theatre Division is that that slot could have been taken by any number of worthy featured performers doing new work: Chelsea Russell (for Fairview), for instance, or Tom Rooney or Peter Fernandes (Fifteen Dogs), Vik Sahay (Behind the Moon), Veronica Hortiguela (Prodigal), Mirabella Sundar Singh (NEW) and Rosemary Dunsmore (Public Enemy).

Other obvious snubs in Leading roles include Steven Hao (Cockroach), who delivered one of the most jaw-dropping performances of this or any season, Amanda Cordner (Body So Fluorescent), both in the General Theatre division (Cordner was acknowledged for her work in the Theatre for Young Audiences show Snow White); and Sarah Gadon (Yerma) and Nabil Traboulsi (MARTYR), in Independent, although the latter two shows received deserving nods for co-stars Daren A. Herbert and Adriano Reis.

Surprises: the Uncle Vanya design team, sans director

It's not surprising that most of the entire Uncle Vanya design team, including Julie Fox and Joshua Quinlan (scenic design), Kimberly Purtell (lighting) and Thomas Ryder Payne (sound design/composition) should get singled out for their elegant and immersive work. But how then not acknowledge director Chris Abraham for orchestrating all of these elements and earning the show an Outstanding Production nomination?

Other overlooked director nominees include Peter Hinton for Hooves and Sabryn Rock for our place (like Vanya, nominated for Outstanding Production).

Of the Sea's "underwater" designs by Rachel Forbes went unrecognized. Photo by Dahlia Katz

Snub: Rachel Forbes's design for Of the Sea

Rachel Forbes had a fantastic year, as illustrated by her deserving double nominations for her 'da Kink and Fairview costumes. But how to explain her stunning sets and costumes for Of the Sea being left off the Opera Division design shortlist?

Surprise: RETOLD in the Musical Theatre Division

I can't find any reviews of RETOLD, produced by the Musical Stage Company, Toronto Public Library and Yonge Street Theatricals, even though it received nominations for Outstanding new musical, direction and two performances in a featured role. It would have been nice to have been "TOLD" just once about this show that featured talents like Kat Sandler, Fatuma Adar, Starr Domingue, Tracy Michailidis and Kaylee Harwood, all nominated.


Maanomaa, My Brother, written by and starring Tawiah M'Carthy (right) and Brad Cook, received many nominations. Photo by Dahlia Katz


Outstanding production

our place (Cahoots Theatre/Theatre Passe Muraille)

Maanomaa, My Brother (Blue Bird Theatre Collective/Canadian Stage)

Red Velvet (Crow's Theatre)

Uncle Vanya (Crow's Theatre)

'da Kink in My Hair (TO Live/Soulpepper)

Outstanding new play

Anosh Irani, Behind the Moon (Tarragon)

Erin Shields, Queen Goneril (Soulpepper)

Kanika Ambrose, our place

Paolo Santalucia, Prodigal (Howland Company, in association with Crow's Theatre)

Tawiah M'Carthy and Brad Cook, Maanomaa, My Brother

Outstanding direction

Alisa Palmer, Fall on Your Knees Part Two: The Diary (Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Vita Brevis Arts, Neptune Theatre, Grand Theatre)

Cherissa Richards, Red Velvet

Marie Farsi, Fifteen Dogs (Crow's Theatre)

Philip Akin, Maanomaa, My Brother

Weyni Mengesha, Queen Goneril

Outstanding performance in a leading role

Ahmed Moneka, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Crow's Theatre/Modern Times Stage Company)

Ali Kazmi, Behind the Moon

Allan Louis, Red Velvet

Bahia Watson, Uncle Vanya

Dan Mousseau, Prodigal

Deborah Hay, Fall on Your Knees Part Two: The Diary

Sophia Walker, our place

Virgilia Griffith, our place

Amelia Sargisson, Red Velvet

d'bi.young anitafrika, 'da Kink in My Hair

Laura Condlln, Fifteen Dogs

Monique Mojica, My Sister's Rage (Tarragon in association with Studio 180 and TO Live)

Sophia Walker, Fairview (Canadian Stage/Obsidian Theatre)

Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Fifteen Dogs

Vanessa Sears, Queen Goneril

Yvonne Addai, Vierge (Factory Theatre)

Outstanding scenic/projection design

Anahita Dehbonehie (scenic design), The Hooves Belonged to the Deer (Tarragon in association with Buddies in Bad Times)

Christine Ting-Huan Urquhart (scenic design), Cockroach (Tarragon)

Jawon Kang (scenic design), Frank Donato and Dezmond Arnkvarn (projection design), Redbone Coonhound (Arts Club Silver Commission as part of a rolling world premiere with Tarragon Theatre and Imago Theatre)

Julie Fox and Joshua Quinlan, Uncle Vanya (scenic design)

Outstanding costume design

Michelle Bohn, NEW (Necessary Angel Theatre Company in association with Canadian Stage and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre)

Rachel Forbes, 'da Kink in My Hair

Rachel Forbes, Fairview

Ronnie Burkett, Little Dickens (Canadian Stage presents Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes)

Outstanding lighting design

Arun Srinivasan, Red Velvet

Kimberly Purtell, Uncle Vanya

Lorenzo Savoini, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Nick Blais, Things I Know to be True (David Mirvish/The Company Theatre)

Outstanding sound design/composition

Kate DeLorme, Choir Boy (Canadian Stage and Arts Club Theatre Company)

Brian Kenny (sound), Sean Mayes (composer), Fall on Your Knees Part Two: The Diary

Thomas Ryder Payne (sound), Corey Butler (music direction), Butler, Weyni Mengesha and e'Marcus Harper (composition), 'da Kink in My Hair

Thomas Ryder Payne, Red Velvet

Thomas Ryder Payne, Uncle Vanya

First Métis Man of Odesa got lots of Dora love in the Independent Theatre Division. Photo by Alexis McKeown


Outstanding production

Between a Wok and a Hot Pot (Cahoots Theatre)

Niizh (Native Earth Performing Arts)

The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale (Never Mind the Noise, presented by Soulpepper in association with Outside the March and red light district)

Love You Wrong Time (Nightwood Theatre)

First Métis Man of Odesa (Punctuate! Theatre, in association with the Theatre Centre)

Outstanding new play

Curtis Campbell and Daniel Krolik, Gay for Pay with Blake and Clay (Gay for Pay Productions in association with Crow's Theatre)

Deanna H. Choi and Maddie Bautista with Erin Brubacher, Love You Wrong Time

Haley McGee, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale

Hengameh E Rice, Anahita's Republic (Bustle & Beast)

Matthew MacKenzie and Mariya Khomutova, First Métis Man of Odesa

Outstanding direction

Desirée Leverenz, Niizh

Esther Jun, Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Lianna Makuch, First Métis Man of Odesa

Marjorie Chan, The Chinese Lady (Studio 180 Theatre and fu-GEN Asian Theatre Company in association with Crow's Theatre)

Mitchell Cushman, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale

Outstanding performance by an individual

Adriano Reis, MARTYR (ARC)

Amanda Lin, Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Daren A. Herbert, Yerma (Coal Mine Theatre)

Haley McGee, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale

Margo MacDonald, Dressed as People – a Triptych of Uncanny Abduction (Parry Riposte Productions)

Mariya Khomutova, First Métis Man of Odesa

Rosie Simon, The Chinese Lady

Outstanding performance by an ensemble

Kaitlin Race, Jessi Elgood, Daniel Reale, Cooper Bilton, Karen Scora, Atlin Hofer, Jimi Shlag, Bone Cage (One Four One Collective in association with The Assembly Theatre)

Maddie Bautista, Deanna H. Choi, Love You Wrong Time

PJ Prudat, Kole Durnford, Aren Okemaysim, Theresa Cutknife, Jason McDonald, Niizh

The Epic Choir of Traceland: Nigel "Manc" Wynne, Theo, Riley Kelk, Zena Lord, Celina Carrol, Megan Wilk, Eli Holliday, Kay Jones-Pard, Isabella C Chin, Arin Klein, Wy Joung Kou, Annanda DeSilva, Gehan Udayanga, Vanden, Trace (ReDefine Arts and Theatre Passe Muraille)

Outstanding scenic/projection design

Anna Reid (scenic design), The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale

Echo Zhou and Jessica Hiemstra (scenic design), Claren Grosz (projection design), I love the smell of gasoline (Nightwood Theatre)

Echo Zhou (scenic design), Emily Jung (projection design), Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Nancy Anne Perrin (scenic design), Hailey Verbonac (projection design), Niizh

Sim Suzer (scenic design), Anahita's Republic

Outstanding costume design

Gillian Gallow, Beautiful Renegades (Peggy Baker Dance Projects)

Helen Yung, Love You Wrong Time

Joshua Quinlan, Yerma

Jung-Hye Kim, The Chinese Lady

Melanie McNeill, Requiem for a Gumshoe (Eldritch Theatre)

Outstanding lighting design

André du Toit, Broken Shapes (The Theatre Centre and Broken Shapes Collective)

Echo Zhou, Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Gareth Crew, Requiem for a Gumshoe

Lucy Adams, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale

Michelle Ramsay, MARTYR

Outstanding sound design/composition

Daraba and Aaron Macri, First Métis Man of Odesa

Deanna H. Choi and Maddie Bautista, Love You Wrong Time

Njo Kong Kie, The Year of the Cello (Theatre Passe Muraille/Music Picnic)

Olivia Wheeler, Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Tristan R. Whiston with Moynan King, Trace


Outstanding production

Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre, presented by Soulpepper)

The Shape of Home (Crow's Theatre presents Festival Players)

Rock of Ages (More Entertainment)

Outstanding performance in a leading role

AJ Bridel, Rock of Ages

Jonathan Cullen, Rock of Ages

Louise Camilleri, Rock of Ages

Tess Benger, Alice in Wonderland

Trevor Coll, Rock of Ages

Vanessa Sears, Alice in Wonderland

Beau Dixon, The Shape of Home

Breton Lalama, Alice in Wonderland

Fiona Sauder, Alice in Wonderland

Hailey Gillis, The Shape of Home

Landon Doak, Alice in Wonderland

Matt Pilipiak, Alice in Wonderland

Starr Domingue, RETOLD (Musical Stage Company, Toronto Public Library, Yonge Street Theatricals)

Tracy Michailidis, RETOLD

Outstanding new musical

Ben Elliott, Fatuma Adar, Suzy Wilde, Rose Napoli, Adam Sakiyama, Kat Sandler, RETOLD

Fiona Sauder (book), Landon Doak, Victor Pokinko (music), Matt Pilipiak (dramaturg), Alice in Wonderland

Frank Cox-O’Connell, Beau Dixon, Hailey Gillis, Marni Jackson, Raha Javanfar, Andrew Penner, The Shape of Home

Outstanding musical direction

Benjamin Kersey, RETOLD

Frank Cox-O’Connell, Beau Dixon, Hailey Gillis, Raha Javanfar, Andrew Penner, The Shape of Home

Mark Camilleri, Rock of Ages

Rachel O'Brien, Alice in Wonderland

Outstanding direction

Frank Cox-O'Connell, The Shape of Home

JP Gedeon, Rock of Ages

Kaylee Harwood, RETOLD

Sue Miner, Matt Pilipiak, Fiona Sauder, Alice in Wonderland

Outstanding achievement in design

Ming Wong (costume design), Alice in Wonderland

Logan Raju Cracknell (lighting design), Alice in Wonderland

Noah Feaver (lighting design), The Shape of Home

Steve Lucas (scenic design), The Shape of Home

Steáfán Hannigan (sound design), The Shape of Home

Outstanding original choreography

Cameron Carver, Alice in Wonderland

Sean Cheesman, Rock of Ages

Bluebeard's Castle, starring Gerald Finley, photographed by Michaela Bodlovic.


Outstanding production

Bluebeard's Castle (Against the Grain Theatre)

Salome (Canadian Opera Company)

The Flying Dutchman (Canadian Opera Company)

The Marriage of Figaro (Canadian Opera Company)

Macbeth (Canadian Opera Company and Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Outstanding performance by an individual

Ambur Braid, Salome

Andrea Carroll, The Marriage of Figaro

Gerald Finley, Bluebeard's Castle

Johan Reuter, The Flying Dutchman

Joyce El-Khoury, Carmen (Canadian Opera Company)

Matthew Cairns, Macbeth

Quinn Kelsey, Macbeth

Suzanne Taffot, Of the Sea (Obsidian Theatre Company and Tapestry Opera, in partnership with TOLive)

Outstanding performance by an ensemble

Josee Young, Jamaica Fraser, Alexis Wilson, Bryony Faye Fowler, Cody Blake, Bluebeard's Castle

Canadian Opera Company Chorus, Carmen

Canadian Opera Company Chorus, Macbeth

Ineza Mugisha, Cheryl-Ann Lilieth Grant, Karen Weigold, Gavin Hope, Brian McQueen, Joema Frith, Paul Williamson, Justin Welsh, Ruthie Nkut, Of the Sea

Canadian Opera Company Chorus, The Flying Dutchman

Outstanding musical direction

Harry Bicket, The Marriage of Figaro

Johannes Debus, Salome

Johannes Debus, The Flying Dutchman

Speranza Scappucci, Macbeth

Stephen Higgins, Bluebeard's Castle

Outstanding direction

Atom Egoyan, Salome

Daisy Evans, Bluebeard's Castle

Marcelo Buscaino, revival director, based on Claus Guth, original director, The Marriage of Figaro

Marilyn Gronsdal, revival director, based on Christopher Alden, original director, The Flying Dutchman

David McVicar, Macbeth

Outstanding achievement in design

Jacob Wiltshire (lighting design), Bluebeard's Castle

Adrian Linford (scenic design), Bluebeard's Castle

David Finn (lighting design), Macbeth

John Macfarlane (scenic design), Macbeth

Allen Moyer (scenic design), The Flying Dutchman

The Darkest Dark shines bright with Dora nominations. Photo by Dahlia Katz


Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River (Animacy Theatre Collective and Theatre Direct)

Romeo and Juliet. And Action (Shakespeare in Action)

Les Zinspiré.e.s : Dix-joncté.e.s (Théâtre français de Toronto)

Bentboy (Young People's Theatre)

The Darkest Dark (Young People's Theatre)

Outstanding new play

Anthony Atalian, Alexia Dumouchel, Alexa Laliberté, Clara Stoenescu, Safa Usman, Briana Phillips, Clara Koeller Smirnios, Lara Arabian, Mélanie Beauchamp, Geneviève Fontaine, Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, Christina Tannous, Les Zinspiré.e.s : Dix-joncté.e.s

Herbie Barnes, Bentboy

Jim Millan and Ian MacIntyre, The Darkest Dark

Juan Jaramillo, Fernando and His Llama (258Signs Productions presented by Roseneath Theatre)

Morgan Brie Johnson and Alexandra Simpson, Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River

Outstanding direction

Adam Paolozza, based on the original direction of Rebecca Northan, Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River

Constant Bernard, Les Zinspiré.e.s : Dix-joncté.e.s

Eric Coates, Bentboy

Jim Millan, The Darkest Dark

Svetlana Ozerskaya, The Incredible Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Twisted Dog Theatre)

Outstanding performance by an individual

Amanda Cordner, Snow White (Young People's Theatre)

Dillan Meighan-Chiblow, Bentboy

Dylan Thomas-Bouchier, Bentboy

Gregory Katsenelson, The Incredible Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Ken Hall, Snow White

Outstanding performance by an ensemble

PJ Prudat, Ashley Cook, Daniel Yeh, Brianne Tucker, Bentboy

Morgan Brie Johnson and Alexandra Simpson, Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River

Madeleine Claude, Marie-Helene Fontaine, Hannah Forest-Briand, Alex Harrouch, Olivier Lamarche, Gloria Mampuya, Daniel Sarkissian, Les Zinspiré.e.s : Dix-joncté.e.s

Gugun Deep Singh, Suzanne Roberts Smith, Andrea Massoud, Jamar Adams-Thompson, Deivan Steele, Arielle Zamora, Romeo and Juliet. And Action

Xavier Lopez, Hannah Forest Briand, Aurora Browne, Craig Lauzon, Evelyn Wiebe, Shaquille Pottinger, The Darkest Dark

Outstanding achievement in design

Anders Azzopardi, Stefan Hegerat and Sabine Ndalamba (sound design), Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River

Glenn Davidson (lighting design), Les Zinspiré.e.s : Dix-joncté.e.s

Danielle Guevara (projection design), The Darkest Dark

Anna Treusch (scenic design), The Darkest Dark

Alexander Bashaev (projection design), The Incredible Adventures of Baron Munchausen


Outstanding production

Sex Dalmatian (Citadel + Compagnie)

Homelands (Kaha:wi Dance Theatre)

Anima Animus (Winter Mixed Programme) (National Ballet of Canada)

MADDADDAM (National Ballet of Canada)

The Magic of Assembly (Toronto Dance Theatre)

Outstanding original choreography

Alyssa Martin, Sex Dalmatian

Ashley "Colours" Perez and Andrew Tay, The Magic of Assembly

Jera Wolfe, Likeness (Citadel Dance Mix) (Citadel + Compagnie)

José Maldonado, Esmeralda Enrique and Company, Isaac Tovar, Rafael del Pino, Transcendence (Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company)

Wayne McGregor, MADDADDAM

Outstanding performance by an individual

José Maldonado, Transcendence

Lia Grainger, La Forastera (The Outsider) (Flamencolia Dance Company)

Miyeko Ferguson, Likeness

Morgyn Aronyk-Schell, Julie et l'univers (Citadel + Compagnie)

Rakeem Hardy, Likeness

River Waterhen, Indiginary (Citadel Dance Mix) (Citadel + Compagnie)

Sierra Chin Sawdy, Julie et l'univers

Winter Hawk, Discovery (Citadel Dance Mix) (Citadel + Compagnie)

Outstanding performance by an ensemble

Naoya Ebe, Shaelynn Estrada, Brenna Flaherty, Christopher Gerty, Selene Guerrero-Trujillo, Spencer Hack, Monika Haczkiewicz, Jeannine Haller, Koto Ishihara, Harrison James, Tirion Law, Keaton Leier, Genevieve Penn Nabity, Clare Peterson, McKhayla Pettingill, Ben Rudisin, Kota Sato, Jenna Savella, Calley Skalnik, Isaac Wright, Anima Animus (Winter Mixed Programme)

Jocelyne 'Jawes' Cardenas, Matthew 'Snoopy' Cuff, Kelly-Ann Johnson, Erin Poole, Devon Snell, Roberto Soria, GIVE ME ONE (Convergent Divergency) (Toronto Dance Theatre)

Santee Smith, Feryn King, Katie Couchie, Homelands

Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Sam Grist, Pony Nicole Herauf, Natasha Poon Woo, Morgyn Aronyk-Schell , Steph Harkness, Eliajah Stefura, Sex Dalmatian

Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, Ryan Kostyniuk, Erin Poole, Devon Snell, Roberto Soria, Siwar Soria, The Magic of Assembly

Outstanding original sound composition

Caroline Planté, Benjamin Barrile, Manuel Soto, Marcos Marín and Miguel Medina, Transcendence

LAL, The Magic of Assembly

Max Richter, MADDADDAM

Pura Fé, and Adrian Dion Harjo, Homelands

Rick Sacks with Julian Cote, Pura Fe, Marie Gaudet, Marc Merilianen, and Pierre Mongeon, Miigis: Underwater Panther (Red Sky Performance in association with Canadian Stage)

Outstanding achievement in design

Louise Potiki Bryant, Shayne Pawless, Emma Lopez (projection design), Homelands

Simon Rossiter (scenic design), Julie et l'univers

We Not I (scenic design), MADDADDAM

Angela Cabrera (costume design), The Magic of Assembly


Outstanding touring production

Double Murder (Clowns | The Fix) (Hofesh Shechter Company presented by Harbourfront Centre)

Are we not drawn onward to a new erA (Ontroerend Goed presented by Canadian Stage)

Un, Deux, Trois. (Orange Noyée, in partnership with le Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts, le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, le Théâtre français de Toronto, Duceppe, le Théâtre du Trident, le Théâtre l’Escaouette, le Théâtre populaire d’Acadie, le Théâtre la Seizième, le Théâtre Cercle Molière)

Kid Koala: The Storyville Mosquito (Kid Koala: The Storyville Mosquito)


The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are presented on June 27 at 7:30 pm at Koerner Hall. More info here.