The Adelaide Critics Circle has announced the shortlist for its 21st Annual Awards in 2017. The award ceremony, which is a free event, open to the public, will be held at Holden Street Theatres (34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh) on Monday the 11th of December at 6.00pm.
Shortlisted for awards in the performing and visual arts are:

Individual Award
Karen Burns – actor, Atlanta (Bakehouse Theatre Company)
Matt Crook – actor, Switzerland (State Theatre Company of SA)
Cameron Goodall – singer/actor, The Sound of Falling Stars (Adelaide Cabaret Festival)
Gabrielle Nankivell  choreographer, Split Second Heroes

Group Award
Gravity and Other Myths – Backbone
Restless Dance Theatre Intimate Space
Zephyr Quartet Fairweather (OzAsia), Music in Anticlockwise, and body of work in 2017

Emerging Artist of the Year Award
Karen Burns  actor, Atlanta (Bakehouse Theatre Company)
Miranda Daughtry actor, A Doll’s House (State Theatre Company of SA)
Brodie John Burlesque by Force
Henny Walters  Diary of Anne Frank (Adelaide Repertory Theatre)

Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation
Isthisyours? – Angelique
True North Youth Theatre Ensemble  Ebully
Emily Steel  19 Weeks
The Golden Dragon – design by Tammi Boden (Bakehouse Theatre Company)

Individual Award – Amateur or Community Theatre
Emily Branford actor, The Conspirators (Red Phoenix)
Tony Busch actor, The Conspirators (Red Phoenix) and a body of work
Brant Eustice  actor, The Conspirators and Two Brothers (Red Phoenix)
Jean Walker  Three Tall Women (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild)

Group Award – Amateur or Community Theatre
Independent Theatre  Before the Party and Brideshead Revisited
Red Phoenix (body of work)
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild  Henry V

Visual Arts Award
The Visual Arts award, conferred by the Visual Arts critics, will be announced on the night.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Finally, the ceremony will also see the announcement of the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. The identity of the recipient is a closely guarded secret - revealed only on the night.

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