Theatre Council Tasmania 2022 Awards


We are proud as punch to start our year with the news of the following Theatre Council Tasmania award nominations. Our thanks to the cast and crew who worked with us to create the work, the audiences who came to see THE BLEEDING TREE and THE MAIDS in such uncertain times and our peers for recognising the people who contributed to the productions with such talent and tenacity.


Outstanding Production Professional Theatre
THE BLEEDING TREE By Angus Cerini (Archipelago Productions and Blue Cow Theatre)
THE MAIDS By Jean Genet Translation by Martin Crimp (Archipelago Productions)


Outstanding Performance Professional Theatre
ESSIE DAVIS for The Maids (Archipelago Productions)
MARTA DUSSELDORP for The Bleeding Tree (Archipelago Productions and Blue Cow Theatre)
MARTA DUSSELDORP for The Maids (Archipelago Productions)
JANE JOHNSON for The Bleeding Tree (Archipelago Productions and Blue Cow Theatre)


Outstanding Ensemble Professional Theatre
Cast of THE BLEEDING TREE (Archipelago Productions and Blue Cow Theatre)


Outstanding Direction Professional Theatre
BEN WINSPEAR for The Bleeding Tree (Archipelago Productions and Blue Cow Theatre)
BEN WINSPEAR for The Maids (Archipelago Productions)


Outstanding Original Set Design Professional Theatre
LIMINAL SPACES for The Bleeding Tree (Archipelago Productions and Blue Cow Theatre)


Outstanding Lighting or Video/Film Design Professional Theatre
JASON JAMES for Lighting in The Maids (Archipelago Productions)


Outstanding Sound Design Professional Theatre
GLENN RICHARDS for The Bleeding Tree (Archipelago Productions and Blue Cow Theatre)
GLENN RICHARDS for The Maids (Archipelago Productions)


Winners will be announced 5 March.

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Bay of Fires

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Archipelago Productions is producing feature films, television, and works for stage and festivals. We aspire to develop and create work locally, in collaboration with interstate and international partners, bringing the world to us, and the work to the world; projects that are born of place, but which reach far beyond our perceived isolation.

We endeavour to export artistic and cultural projects that paint Tasmania as a viable and exciting place to create new work, extending our ambition, thinking and reach. Through quality, supported work driven by passion, we can simultaneously engage with pressing social issues, nurture new talent and develop stories for everyone. Archipelago Productions has its sights set on promoting Tasmania as the most exciting corner of the country. A place in which to risk, innovate, and inspire.

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The Maids

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We stand by the assertion that access to and participation in culture is a fundamental human right, and promote this fact at every opportunity.

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Bay of Fires

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The development of new work is the surest path to inclusivity, bringing writers, performers and makers of all backgrounds and and creating professional pathways for the coming generation of artists. Mentoring is of great importance to us. It broadens our pool of collaborators, and helps to grow the local creative sector generally. We are driven by a desire to further the works of women, and to bring female voices and perspectives to life through stories. We value the concept of Makarrata, and seek projects that promote a coming together after a struggle.



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