The 23rd annual Adelaide Critics Circle awards were presented at a ceremony at Holden Street Theatres on Thursday 12 December at 6 pm. The Guest Speaker at the Awards was Mitchell Butel, Artistic Director, State Theatre South Australia. Winners received a framed certificate of achievement. The Awards were made possible by the support of the Independent Arts Foundation and the members of the Adelaide Critics Circle.


Individual Award – Professional Theatre

Mark Saturno, actor – A View From The Bridge (State Theatre Company of South Australia)


Group Award – Professional Theatre, shared between three nominees:

Adelaide Baroque – body of work, Bakehouse Theatre – body of work and advocacy of new work, and Joh Hartog Productions – Brilliant Traces


Emerging Artist of the Year Award

Maiah Stewardson, actor – A View from the Bridge (State Theatre Company of South Australia)


Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation

Patch Theatre – Zoom


Individual Award – Amateur or Community Theatre

Matt Houston, actor – Don Juan in Soho (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild)


Group Award – Amateur or Community Theatre

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild – Jerusalem


Visual Arts Award

Pierre Mukeba


Lifetime Achievement Award

Jane Rossetto

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