The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards is introducing two new categories to its lineup. The categories of Best Ensemble and Best Movement Direction are being introduced for the next awards ceremony, which takes place in the National Concert Hall on Sunday, February 25th, 2018. A third category is also being modified, with Best Sound Design changing to Best Soundscape, to recognise the wider variety of music and sound design elements that appear in modern Irish theatrical productions.
The Ticket Awards 2017 is entering the final straight, but there is still everything to play for in this year’s poll. Voting across all categories for film, music, television, books and art closes at midnight on Monday night/Tuesday morning. There’s still plenty of time to vote for your favourites and/or canvass your Facebook friends to secure that illustrious top spot. The Oscars look like a dignified show of hands in comparison. Plenty of you have already had your say but we need more.
The Ticket Awards 2017 is entering the final straight, but there is still everything to play for in this year’s poll. Voting across all categories for film, music, television, books and art closes on Monday night. There’s still plenty of time to vote for your favourites and/or canvass your Facebook friends to secure that illustrious top spot. The Oscars look like a dignified show of hands in comparison. Plenty of you have already had your say but we need more. This isn’t the US elections.
@de_Paor It's very tough to draw lines in the sand with awards. I Appreciate the feedback. The only other thing I would point out is that none of these decisions are taken lightly or easily and it's almost impossible for everyone to be 100 per cent satisfied with the result.
@de_Paor So if you could only have one category, sound or sound design, which would it be? Or you could have category that attempts to recognise both, especially in an area where both interact and work complementary to each other? Which option would you go with there?
@de_Paor ... they felt this best reflected the complex, collaborative approach taken by many current Irish theatre productions. It's about erring on the side of inclusivity rather than exclusivity. I don't think anything is poorly understood by the judges and I agree with their approach.
@de_Paor In an ideal world, with loads of funding, you would probably have different categories for each. That's not possible for a privately funded awards ceremony that receives no Arts Council support. But after conversations with the judges, including feedback from the sector ...
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