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2022 Green Room Awards. Full List of Winners.

The 2022 Green Room Awards, showcasing the diverse talent in Melbourne’s theatre community have been announced.


The Green Room Awards are Victoria’s eminent performing arts awards. Built from the fertile ground of Victoria’s arts community they showcase some of the diverse and brilliant talent Victoria has to offer. This year, the 39th Green Room Awards was held at the Capitol Theatre on Monday 11 July.


Read all the winners below. Congratulations to all!

CABARET

BEST PRODUCTION

Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival


BEST WRITING

Michelle Brasier for Average Bear by Michelle Brasier presented by Century as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival


BEST VARIETY SHOW [Joint Recipients]

Take Back! Directed by Candy Bowers and presented by Darebin FUSE Festival and Multicultural Arts Victoria


F*ck Fabulous presented by Fat Fruit Projects and Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Midsumma Festival


INNOVATION

Durkh a Modne Gloz Kadimah Yiddish Theatre in association with Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre


BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION

Shanon Whitelock for Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival


ARTISTE

Reuben Kaye for Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

CONTEMPORARY & EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE

CURATORIAL AND ARTISTIC DIRECTION

Let’s Take Over 2021 Darebin Arts Speakeasy Darebin Arts Speakeasy


PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE [Joint Recipients]

Joel Bray Considerable Sexual License Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Na Djinang Arterial Circus Yirramboi


PARTICIPATORY [Joint Recipients]

The Ball Room The Ball Room Projects Chapel Off Chapel

Not a Drop to Drink Keg de Souza Arts House, Refuge 2021


EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICE

Alter Edith Holly Durant fortyfivedownstairs


SOUND SCULPTURE

PENDULUM Lucy Guerin Inc & Matthias Schack-Arnott Rising & NGV International

DANCE

BEST PERFORMER [Joint Recipients]

Amber McCartney Project F. Prue Lang in association with Abbotsford Convent as part of the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program


Geoffrey Watson Reference Material. Alisdair Macindoe in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy


BEST DUET/ENSEMBLE

Birrpai. Ngioka Bunda-Heath co-commissioned by Next Wave and Chunky Move as part of Yirramboi Festival


BEST LIGHTING

Thomas Roach Reference Material .Alisdair Macindoe in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Project F. Prue Lang in association with Abbotsford Convent as part of the Keir Choreographic Award Public Program


BEST PRODUCTION

I am Maggie. Jonathan Homsey as part of as part of Arts Centre Melbourne Take Over for Melbourne Fringe 2020


BEST SOUND

Nick Roux and Ensemble Tikoro Metal. Lucy Guerin in association with Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Asia TOPA


BEST VISUAL DESIGN

Odd Hours. Jacqui Stockdale and ButohOUT! Ensemble 2021 in association with Abbotsford Convent


BEST DIGITAL WORK

Sour Sweet. Victoria Chiu and RDYSTDY

INDEPENDENT THEATRE

BEST NEW WRITING

Olivia Satchell with Chanella Macri, Belinda McClory and Emily Tomlins let bleeding girls lie The Voice In My Hands in association with La Mama


BEST DIRECTION

Benjamin Nichol and Izabella Yena Kerosene Jack Dixon-Gunn in association with Theatre Works


BEST PERFORMER

Fabio Motta Spot Fabio Motta in association with Theatre Works


BEST ENSEMBLE

Enlightenment Elbow Room in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy and FUSE Festival


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Rachel Burke The Mermaid Cassandra Fumi in association with La Mama


BEST SET AND/OR COSTUME DESIGN

Dann Barber (Set and Costume Design) The Mermaid Cassandra Fumi in association with La Mama


BEST SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION

Rachel Lewindon The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven Ben Anderson Presents in association with Theatre Works


BEST PRODUCTION (IN-PERSON) [Joint Recipients]

Kerosene Jack Dixon-Gunn in association with Theatre Works


The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven Ben Anderson Presents in association with Theatre Works


BEST PRODUCTION (DIGITAL)

Juniper Wilde: Wilde Night In The Social Validation Club as part of Melbourne Fringe

MUSIC THEATRE

ARTISTS – LEADING [Joint Recipients]

Cherine Peck Into The Woods Watch This

James Millar Into The Woods Watch This


ARTISTS – SUPPORTING

Kirby Burgess The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises


THE BETTY POUNDER AWARD FOR ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY

(In Celebration of 100 years since Miss Pounder’s birth.

Michael Ralph - The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises


DESIGN [Joint Recipients]

Kim Bishop: Costume – The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

Declan O'Neill: Lighting – The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises


DIRECTION – MUSIC

Stephen Gray The Music Of The Night Spears Entertainment


DIRECTION – STAGE

Alister Smith The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises


NEW AUSTRALIAN WRITING FOR MUSIC THEATRE

Yve Blake Fangirls Arts Centre Melbourne with Belvoir, Queensland Theatre, and Brisbane Festival in association with Australian Theatre for Young People


PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

The Wedding Singer David Venn Enterprises

OPERA

OUTSTANDING PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE [Joint Recipients]

Vida Miknevičiūtė Salome Victorian Opera (2020)

James Egglestone Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera


OUTSTANDING PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Adrian Tamburini Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera


NEW AUSTRALIA OPERA

Echo and Narcissus Kevin March (Composer) Jane Montgomery Griffiths (Libretto) Victorian Opera


OUTSTANDING DESIGN

Christina Smith (Set) Gavan Swift (Lighting) Salome Victorian Opera (2020)


BEST DIRECTION

Sven-Eric Bechtolf Ernani Opera Australia


BEST PRODUCTION

Das Rheingold Melbourne Opera

THEATRE COMPANIES

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE [Joint Recipients]

Dan Spielman Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes Melbourne Theatre Company

Jessica Clarke Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch


OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

Dale Ferguson, Marg Horwell, Matilda Woodroofe Because The Night Malthouse Theatre


OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

Kat Chan The Lifespan of a Fact Melbourne Theatre Company


OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

Niklas Pajanti Berlin Melbourne Theatre Company


OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION

J. David Franzke Because The Night Malthouse Theatre


OUTSTANDING DIRECTION

Gary Abrahams Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch


OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION

Iphigenia In Splott Red Stitch


The Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship for Design in the Performing Arts [Joint Recipients]

- Paula Levis (VIC)

- Isabel Hudson (NSW)


Lifetime Achievement Award [Joint Recipients]

- Graeme Murphy

- Janet Vernon


Technical Achievement Award [Joint Recipients]

- Emma Valente

- Kate Davis


Geoffrey Milne Award

- Jason Cavanagh

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