The Spotlight Awards celebrate the successes and recognise excellence. This is our chance to spotlight each individual who lit up the stage with their engaging and moving performances and those who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the shows happen.
At The Attic, we are committed to professionalism and excellence in ourselves and the theatre that we produce. We pride ourselves on being a space where performers, cast and crew can be a part of our family. Where everyone feels welcome and where everyone is given a chance to shine. It is important to us to celebrate the successes and recognise excellence and so the Spotlight Awards were born. We hope that these awards will be celebrated as a prestigious social event, become a highlight on everyone's calendar and something that performers strive to be a part of. We want these awards to showcase emerging talent and the hard work and dedication that goes into theatrical endeavours.
We also hope that these awards will grow to encompass all the performers across all of the different theatre companies of the Central Coast and they can become something that supports, celebrates and recognises the arts and theatre within our region.
For our 2020 / 2021 season, as it was our inaugural year, The Attic board decided that we would select and nominate the performers who we felt gave absolute knockout performances. We then put the nominations out to our members and the results are the winners that you will see here tonight. Next years awards will be nominated and voted directly from the audiences who go to see our shows, to those of you who come and cheer us on and support us from the sidelines. This way we can all encourage and support the theatre community together.
To all of the nominees and winners, we thank you again for lending your talents to us and we hope that we will have the privilege of welcoming you back again in the future.
A big thankyou to our sponsors The Ary, Toukley who proudly sponsored The Attic's perpetual trophy and who were our founding sponsor, and to Wyong Milk Factory,our newest sponsor. We look forward to bringing more events to both venues and continue our strong community partnerships in 2022 and beyond.
For this award, The Attic Board considers every performer across all of our shows for the season. Our nominees all exhibited exceptional skill in their craft, and their range and ability has allowed them to shine brightly across all aspects of their performance.
This award is so important to us, that we have made it our first perpetual trophy. For this and future years, it recognises hard work from one individual each season who has gone above and beyond in their service to The Attic Theatrical and to theatre as a whole.
It takes a certain kind of performer who can step into a spotlight on an empty stage, night after night and command an audience. All of the nominees for excellence by a performer in a leading role have done just that.
In their own specific ways, all of the nominees in a Supporting Role took the bare bones of what was written on the page, and brought to life some of the most memorable characters in the show.
At the Attic Theatrical we use the term “Company” rather than “ensemble” because to us, it better highlights the importance of those performances to us and to our shows. With this award we celebrate just what an Attic Theatrical Company member can do
The Spotlight Awards publicly acknowledge the outstanding effort of our performers and rightfully put all of the nominees back into the spotlight they once stole on stage. To our winners and nominees, we celebrate you and all of your achievements and we thank you for lending your incredible talents to The Attic.
We also celebrate those who work behind the scenes, who give up their time and go above and beyond to make a show a success. We thank you for your time and effort and we thank you for making our company shine that much brighter. These awards are for all of you too.
The people involved in our shows are incredible, each of you is special and will always be a part of our Attic family. We have no doubt that theatre on the Central Coast has a bright future and we are very excited for where The Attic will soar with the extensive level of passion and commitment that everyone both on and off the stage bring with them.
We had the privilege to congratulate and honour the incredible performers and crew that were a part of our 2021 season. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, highlighting the very best theatre talent both on and off the stage and the excellence achieved in performances throughout our different shows.
We now look forward to next years Spotlight Awards where we will roll out the purple carpet with a black tie event. Where we will continue to celebrate theatre and everyone who loves to be a part of it and celebrate the success of performers and crew from our 2022 main stage productions, Avenue Q and Sweeney Todd.
Voting forms available at the show
Stay tuned for the nominee announcement!