EODL Festival

The PTG’s production of “Of the Fields Lately” by David French won 6 awards and 4 nominations at the EODL full length play festival held in Peterborough from April 5 to April 9. The awards were announced at the Awards Brunch at “The Venue” on April 10th.

The PTG awards were:

City of Pembroke Trophy (Adjudicator’s Award) for Property Design
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French – Seanon Yip Choy

Peterborough Theatre Guild Award (Set Design)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French – Ian Burns

Peterborough Theatre Guild Award ( Best use of Speech)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French – The entire Cast

Bancroft Theatre Guild Award (Acting Excellence) Male
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French – Steve Foote

Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy (Best Actress in Major Role)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French – Kathy Loucks

The Kingston Trophy (Best Production of a Canadian Play)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French

Other Award Winners were:

Armagh Sifton Award (Adjudicator’s Award) – Sound Design
Prince Edward Community Theatre- “Time Stands Still” by Donald MarGulies – Patricia Knox

Arnold Connerty Award (Adjudicator’s Award) – Sound Design
Domino theatre- “One Night Stand” by Carol bolt – Michael Gourgon

John L. Walley Award (Best Costuming)
Northumberland Players- “Boeing, Boeing” by Marc Camoletti – Jamie Finan

Deep River Players Award (Best Visual Presentation)
Northumberland Players- “Boeing, Boeing” by Marc Camoletti

Therese May Memorial Award ( Outstanding Student Contribution)
Belleville Theatre Guild- “Later Life” by A.R. Gurney – GianPaolo Lattanzio– Stage Manager

Ron Hazelgrove Award (Best Cameo Performance)
Belleville Theatre Guild- “Later Life” by A.R. Gurney – Meaghan Lattanzio as Sally

Margaret White Award (Acting Excellence) Female
Prince Edward Community Theatre- “Time Stands Still” by Donald MarGulies – Mandy Bloom

Leonard Beaulne Memorial Trophy ( Best Actor in Major Role)
Northumberland Players- “Boeing, Boeing” by Marc Camoletti – Jamie Hunt

Trentonian & Tri-County Award (Best Director)
James Finan for Northumberland Players’ production of “Boeing, Boeing”.

Leslie Frost Award (Best Production)
Northumberland Players- “Boeing, Boeing” by Marc Camoletti

Other Nominations for the Peterborough Theatre Guild were:

John L. Walley Award (Best Costuming)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French – Elizabeth McMahon

Deep River Players Award (Best Visual Presentation)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French

Trentonian & Tri-County Award (Best Director)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French – John and Nora Martyn

Leslie Frost Award (Best Production)
Peterborough Theatre Guild- “Of the Fields Lately” by David French


EODL Spring Festival – April 5 to April 10, 2016

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration the PTG will host the Eastern Ontario Drama League(EODL) 2016 Full Length Festival from April 5 to April 10, 2016. Five plays will be shown one per night.

There was an Opening Reception on the Tuesday April 5th in the PTG lobby from 7:00pm to 7:30pm with a cash bar.

Play Schedule

All productions will be presented in the Guildhall beginning at 8:00 PM.

Tuesday April 5th

Peterborough Theatre Guild
“Of the Fields, Lately
by David French

“It takes many incidents to build a wall between two men, brick by brick.” So begins Of the Fields, Lately, the second in Canadian playwright David French’s trilogy of plays about the Mercer family, transplanted Newfoundlanders who settled in Toronto in the 1950s. In this sequel to Leaving Home (produced by the Guild in November, 1973) we see the mixed messages, unintended hurts, and occasional wicked humour that arise among family members when love that is both fierce and tender doesn’t know how to express itself. David French himself described the plays quite simply as being about “unrequited love”.

Wednesday April 6th

Northumberland Players, Cobourg
“Boeing, Boeing”
by Marc Camoletti

In this delightful farce, bachelor, bon-vivant, and man-about-town Bernard lives a perfect life in swinging 1960’s Paris, juggling three gorgeous fiancées, all of whom are international flight attendants working different schedules. Throw old friend Robert and a new and speedier Boeing jet into the mix though and soon lies, excuses, and convolutions are flying around faster than planes. Catastrophe looms large… oh, and did we mention the maid?

Thursday April 7th

Belleville Theatre Guild
“Later Life”
by A.R. Gurney

Lost opportunities run throughout Austin’s life as he waited for bad things to happen. An old girlfriend offers some spark, but she realizes his life is too cold for her to join and leaves him to understand that the bad thing he was waiting for is really the way he lived his life.

Friday April 8th

Prince Edward Community Theatre, Picton
“Time Stands Still”
by Donald Marqulies

Time Stands Still is set in Brooklyn and revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb, and her reporter boyfriend James who is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone in Iraq. They receive a visit from their friend Richard, a photo editor, who introduces them to his new girlfriend Mandy, who is much younger than he. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James’ prospects at a more conventional life.

Saturday April 9th

Domino Theatre, Kingston
“One Night Stand”
by Donald Marqulies

Celebrating her birthday, Daisy invites a handsome, stranger back to the apartment she shares with Sharon. His name is Rafe, and he’s charming, sings, and has a very interesting past.

Daisy and Rafe are alone in her apartment. A noisy party is going on next door. He sings to her, flirts with her and tells her stories about himself and the things he’s done. Some of the stories make him seem a little dangerous, some surely can’t be true. But does it matter? This is better than being alone on her birthday. Or is it?

One Night Stand blurs the lines between perception and reality, making for a truly scary evening.

Awards Brunch

The awards brunch will take place at “The Venue” on April 10th.

Download a ticket order form.


Festival Hotel

otonabeeThe Festival Hotel is The Best Western Otonabee Inn.

P.O. Box 366
84 Lansdowne Street East
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Z3
Telephone/Fax 705 742 3454

Traditional Rooms with 1 Queen Bed or 2 Double Beds
$ 119.95 plus 2.65% DMF & 13% HST per room per night
Includes Hot Breakfast Buffet served daily from 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Rooms will be held until March 05, 2016
Individuals are to contact Hotel directly at 1-800-373-5843 and ask for Room Block “Eastern Ontario Drama League”

Adjudicator – Annette Procunier

eodl_adjudicatorAnnette has worked in community, educational and professional theatre for over 45 years. She is a director, stage manager, play polisher, adjudicator and workshop leader.

As a director she has worked for 17 different theatre companies in Canada and the United States and her productions have won awards and critical acclaim. As one reviewer said “this was without and a hint of exaggeration the best performance we’ve ever seen.”

She was one of the founders of two professional theatre companies in Canada and has served on the boards of Opera and Theatre companies as well as representing Canada internationally and on the board of Theatre Canada.

As and adjudicator Annette has participated in festivals in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States having judged more than 125 festivals in 30 years. She is the author of the only book on adjudication “Do You See What I See?” and is a fellow of AACT (American Association of Community Theatre). This honor was bestowed for “single handedly raising the level of community theatre in America” She is the only non American to hold the distinction.

In recent years she has worked extensively with playwrights in Canada and the United States on script development and has been a judge in several play writing competitions.

Annette continues to be in demand as an adjudicator director and teacher.


Strategic Planning Workshop

Saturday April 9th – 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

This workshop is being offered by EODL for anyone in a group that is a group member of EODL or anyone who is an individual EODL member. There are only 20 spaces and 14 spaces are filled. To register email the PTG

Success Through Artistic Collaboration – Cooperation and having a Common Vision
Facilitator: Ross Pigeau, Ph.D.
What strategy is and is not — to manage expectations.

How strategy, as a unifying concept, can facilitate collaboration and cooperation if used correctly and consistently, emphasizing that a true strategic goal must be larger than the short term goals any particular group already has.

The key parts that make up a good strategy and how, in the end, strategy must be different from conducting a simple planning exercise.

Participants were divided into two or more groups for approximately 45 minutes with instructions to:

  1. brainstorm on possible common (strategic) visions that would encourage collaboration and cooperation
  2. outline the means and ways such a vision could be realized

Each group presented their results

Facilitator Wrap Up

Facilitator, Ross Pigeau: holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa. He spent a fascinating career doing research in organizational theory, leadership and strategy for the Department of National Defence, and retired as the Director General of Defence R&D Canada – Toronto. His successful efforts to change the strategic culture of DRDC Toronto have been published as a case study in the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.


Technical Information

The documents below contain technical informatiom about the PTG Guildhall and stage that may help you plan your entry in the 2016 EODL Festival.

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