The Adelaide Critics Circle has announced the shortlist for its 26th Annual Awards in 2023. Drawn from a field of nearly 80 nominations, the shortlist is:


Individual Award – Amateur or Community Theatre

Joshua Coldwell, actor, Ink (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild)

Brant Eustice, actor, Cypress Avenue (Red Phoenix Theatre)

Geoff Revell, actor, Promenade of Shorts (Red Phoenix Theatre)


Group Award – Amateur or Community Theatre

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Red Phoenix Theatre, Cypress Avenue

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Hand to God


Individual Award – Professional Theatre

Chris Asimos, actor, Looped (Holden Street Theatre Company)

Joanne Hartstone, producer, for events presented in the 2023 Adelaide Fringe Festival

Martha Lott, actor, Looped (Holden Street Theatre Company)


Group Award – Professional Theatre

Bowerbird Collective, Kaurna Yerta – The Seasons

Holden Street Theatre Company, Looped

State Opera South Australia, G&S Fest 2023

State Theatre South Australia, Prima Facie


Emerging Artist of the Year Award

Henry Cooper, actor, Proud (Famous Last Words Theatre)

Eurelia Trio (Yundi Yuan, Paris Netting, Hamish Netting)

Georgia Laity, actor, Oleanna (Flying Penguin Productions)

James Watson, writer, director and producer, for a body of work in 2023


Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation

PianoLab, an innovative fusion of piano performance and digital visual technologies, presented by the Elder Conservatorium of Music - J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, Light Adelaide, and Recitals Australia.

Tutti Ensemble, for inclusive diverse events in Fringe Festival 2023.

True Ability, for creating theatre pieces, films, and for advocating for artists with a lived experience of disability.


Emerging Visual Arts Award

The Emerging Visual Arts Award will be announced on the night.


Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced on the night.


The 2023 Awards Ceremony will be held at the Goodwood Theatre and Studios, Kaurna Land, 166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood, on Monday 4 December beginning at 6 pm. Attendance is free, and all are welcome.

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