Ronnie Burkett

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Ronnie Burkett (b. 1957) is Canada's foremost artist in puppet theatre. The Village Voice has called him "one of the world's geniuses."

Works

  • The Daisy Theatre
  • Penny Plain
  • Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy (2008), Citadel Theatre
  • 10 Days on Earth
  • Provenance (2003), Theatre Network
  • Happy (The Memory Dress Trilogy: Part 3) (2000), duMaurier World Stage Festival
  • Street of Blood (The Memory Dress Trilogy: Part 2) (1998), Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Old Friends (TYA)
  • Tinka's New Dress (The Memory Dress Trilogy: Part 1) (1994), RMTC
  • Awful Manors
  • The Punch Club
  • Virtue Falls
  • Fool's Edge

Awards

Won

  • 2014: Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design - The Daisy Theatre[1]
  • 2009: Siminovitch Prize for design[2]
  • 2008: Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) Award for Technical Merit[3]
  • 2006/07: UNIMA USA citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry (USA) - 10 Days on Earth[3]
  • 2004: Melbourne International Arts Festival Patron’s Choice Award (Melbourne, AUS) - Provenance[3]
  • 2003/04: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Play - Provenance[4]
  • 2003: Alberta Book Award for Trade Fiction Book of the Year - The Memory Dress Trilogy[3]
  • 2003: Manchester Evening News Best Special Entertainment Award (Manchester, UK)[3]
  • 2003: Herbert Whittaker/Drama Bench Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre[3]
  • 2002: Melbourne Festival Age Critics’ Award - Tinka's New Dress[3]
  • 2001/02: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Happy[3]
  • 2001/02: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Play - Happy
  • 2001/02: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Set Design - Happy
  • 2001: The Puppeteers of America President's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Art of Puppetry (New York, USA)[3]
  • 2000/01: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Production of a Play - Happy[5]
  • 2000/01: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Happy
  • 2000: Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award - Street of Blood
  • 1998/99: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Street of Blood[3]
  • 1998/99: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Play - Street of Blood
  • 1998/99: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Original Composition - Street of Blood
  • 1998/99: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Costume Design - Street of Blood
  • 1998/99: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Set Design - Street of Blood
  • 1998/99: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Costume Design - Street of Blood[6]
  • 1998: Dublin Theatre Festival Evening Herald Award for Best International Show - Tinka's New Dress[3]
  • 1998: Chalmers Canadian Playwright Award in Theatre for Young Audiences - Old Friends[3]
  • 1998: Freedom of Expression Award, Wordfest Writer’s Festival, Calgary[3]
  • 1997/98: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Production of a Play - Tinka's New Dress[7]
  • 1997/98: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Tinka's New Dress
  • 1997/98: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Costume Design - Tinka's New Dress
  • 1997/98: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Set Design - Tinka's New Dress
  • 1995/96: Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Set Design - Tinka's New Dress
  • 1995/96: Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Costume Design - Tinka's New Dress

Nominated

  • 2008: Governor General's Award for Drama - 10 Days on Earth
  • 2006/07: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Production of a Play - 10 Days on Earth[8]
  • 2003/04: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Production of a Play - Provenance
  • 2000: GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Theatre Production: Broadway/Off-Broadway - Street of Blood[9]
  • 1999: New York Village Voice OBIE Special Citation - Tinka's New Dress[9]
  • 1998/99: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Production of a Play - Street of Blood

References

  1. Dora Mavor Moore Award Recipients
  2. $100,000 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre Awarded to Designer Ronnie Burkett
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Ronnie Burkett press kit 2008
  4. The 17th Sterling Awards 2003–2004
  5. The 14th Sterling Awards 2000–2001
  6. The 12th Sterling Awards 1998-1999
  7. The 11th Sterling Awards 1997–1998
  8. The 20th Sterling Awards 2006–2007
  9. 9.0 9.1 Yes, Strings: Burkett's Marionette Work, Happy, Plays CanStage Jan. 20-March 3