Guelph Little Theatre

WODL Festival - Adjudicators

Preliminary Adjudicator

Lindsay Price

Lindsay Price has been a professional playwright for over twenty years. She specializes in plays for schools and student performers with over 700 productions a year. If playwriting is her first love, adjudicating is her second. In the United States, she has been a main stage adjudicator for the Educational Theatre Association and a National Individual Event Showcase Judge for the International Thespian Festival. She has judged one-acts at State festivals in Indiana, Virginia, Florida and close to home for the Stratford Kiwanis Festival and the Sears Drama Festival in Ottawa, Lambton-Kent and Hamilton. She is a member of the Theatre Ontario Adjudicators Guild. Lindsay Price lives in Crystal Beach, Ontario.

Lindsay will be travelling through Western Ontario from October 2016 to February 2017 adjudicating full-length plays presented by member groups of WODL. She will be selecting five productions from the “In-Festival” category, which will be presented at the 2017 WODL Theatre Festival in Guelph March 13-17. Lindsay will select award nominees and winners for the “Out-of- Festival” category, which includes all plays not participating in the Guelph Festival. She will also select winners of several awards open to productions from both “In” and “Out” categories – including the Brickenden Award for Best Production of a Canadian Play.

Lindsay Price will announce the Festival line-up and her choices for Preliminary Awards at a General Meeting of WODL to be held at the Guelph Little Theatre at 1:00 pm on Sunday February 19, 2017. Her award choices will be presented at the Festival Gala on Saturday March 18 at the Guelph Holiday Inn.

 

Festival Adjudicator

Bea QuarrieBea Quarrie is a dedicated theatre director whose shows have represented Canada at International Festivals in Japan, Germany, Aruba and Venezuela as well as in Canada. She has also served on regional, provincial and national committees, arts councils, theatre companies and theatre service organizations. She has adjudicated throughout Ontario for over 37 years, co-founded five professional theatre companies in Peterborough, taught and directed in China, produced, performed and designed over 100 productions and is the subject of two films.

When she is not directing in educational, professional or community theatres, Bea continues to review plays in Peterborough and area. She also continues to encourage writers by providing a play reading series with VOS Theatre in Cobourg. Peterborough Theatre Guild plays such as Hedda Gabler, House, PS Uncle Angus, Essay and Vimy, as well as Cobourg's VOS Theatre productions of Spamalot, Shrek, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang have kept her busy in the last four years. During the past five years she has adjudicated Sears Festivals, WODL, EODL and Theatre Ontario finals. She last adjudicated in Guelph at the Western Ontario Drama League Theatre Festival of 2013.