BUTT Awards 2011 – results




All My Sons (ATC, October 2010)

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011)

Private Fears in Public Places (ECC, February 2011)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane (ITG, March 2011)





Diana Morton-Hooper-Deeks

Liz Merrell

Stephen Challens

Tracie Ryan





Chris Flores

Jonathon Sawdon

Noel Griffin

Richard Foxon

Rory Spellman





Alma Forsyth

Deborah Griffith

Dóra Boytha

Linda Donnelly

Liz Ross

Poppy Bullock





All My Sons (ATC, October 2010): Kerry Lydon

King John (BSS, November 2010): Joanna Jack

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011): Deborah Griffith

Translations (ITG, November 2010): Eileen Sutton




Stage Manager

Anton in Show Business (ATC, January 2011): Sinead Meehan

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011): Martin Kirk

Private Fears in Public Places: Sue Botterell

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Meg Chang, Sinéad Meehan

Translations (ITG, November 2010): Lyn Wainwright





All My Sons (ATC, October 2010): Justin Toland

Cards (BATS, May 2011): Andy Lambrechts

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011): Eamon McHugh

Popcorn (BATS, October 2010): Tijs Bonner

Private Fears in Public Places: Carsten Koester

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Michel Didier





King John: Barbara Daw, Robin Jezek, Jim McKenna

Private Fears in Public Places: Carsten Koester and Roisin Dore

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Carsten Koester

Translations (ITG, November 2010): Carsten Koester





King John: Anna Sparre, Deborah Griffith, Joanna Jack

Macbeth: Michel Didier, Deborah Griffith

Private Fears in Public Places: John Baldwin

Translations: John Baldwin




FoH & Box Office

Café theatre: Christine Marchand, Christopher Flores, John Stanton, Kerry Lydon and co.

King John: Alexandra Tomkins, Carrie Ellwanger, Deborah Griffith, Janet Middleton and co.

Macbeth: Sybil Beaton, Philip Deeks, Carrier Ellwanger, Marta Feliu and co.

Popcorn: Ian Bennett, Graham Duthie, and team

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Alistair Sutton, Alma Forsyth, Barbara Campbell, Brian Harnett and co.

Translations: Sinead Meehan





King John (BSS, November 2010): Andrea Theinert

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011): Emma Cooke

Private Fears in Public Places: Andrea Theinert

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Meg Chang





Golden BUTT

Paul and Di Gray for their years of dedication

Roisin Dore for unceasing energy

Sinead Meehan for all-round hard work

Tracie Ryan for Shakespearian direction




All My Sons (ATC, October 2010): Iona Hamilton

Robinson Crusoe: Anouk Van De Velde, Liz Van Dessel, Ils Van Roey

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011): Liz Buckley, Sheila Hewitt, Sarah Strange

Translations (ITG, November 2010): Barbara Campbell





Hair and Make-up

All My Sons (ATC, October 2010): Alexandra Helici

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011): Agnes Andrews, Francesca Bekhechi, Ruth Ivory, Tracie Ryan

The Beauty Queen of Leenane (ITG, March 2011)

Translations (ITG, November 2010): Malinda Coleman





King John: Stephen Challens, Joanna Jack

Private Fears in Public Places: Liam O’Luanaigh, Peter Mountain, Philip Deeks, Philip Deeks and team

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Roisin Dore

Translations: Sue Botterell, Philip Deeks, Marie Horner, Louise Lang and team





Anton in Show Business (ATC, January 2011)

Macbeth (BSS, February 2011)

Private Fears in Public Places (ECC, February 2011)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane (ITG, March 2011)





Hurmayonne W. Morgan

Kathleen van Mol

Meg Chang

Rory Spellman

Sam Thomas




Kenway Award (perseverance)

Eileen Sutton

Hugh Dow

Martin Kirk

Paul & Di Gray

Vivi Roche




Audience Award

Multilingualism in Hamlet

Relationships in The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Sexy moments in Private Fears in Public Places

The Royal Variety Show

Translations for its absolute perfection




Musical Moment

Al the sound effects in Private Fears in Public Places

Gunshots and end credits in Popcorn

Kathleen van Mol in The Royal Variety Show

Threepenny Opera in general





The AGM of the American Theatre Company will take place on 7th September at 7pm at the Warehouse. All are welcome to attend.
The Agenda will be:
1. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
2. Review of Season 2010-2011
3. Financial Review
4. Election of New Board
Preview of Season 2011-2012

Lighting Workshop (CAST)

 Are You Interested in Learning More about Designing and Running Lights for Theatre Productions?

Experienced lighting designer and technician, Carsten Koester will host a Theatre Lighting Workshop on 2nd and 3rd June 2012 – ALL WELCOME, but spaces are limited!

The workshop will run for two full days (Saturday / Sunday), from 10am-5pm both days. People are encouraged to attend both days but can attend one day only, if they wish. 

Saturday will focus on technical aspects: Different types of lanterns, rigging, cabling, how to handle the lanterns, how to adjust/focus them, and how to use the lighting controller (desk).

Sunday will focus more on the creative/artistic aspects: Working with colours, how lighting from different angles creates different effects, and working through lighting cues in a theatre play.
If you are interested and want to book your place, or would like more information, mail Kerry Lydon at

BSS: Stage Combat Workshop (22-23 Sep 2012)

The Brussels Shakespeare Society is organising a stage combat workshop. Come and join us for two intensive days packed with swordfighting, unarmed combat and lots of fun! Learn the basics of this important theatrical skill!

The workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd September at the British School of Brussels in Tervuren. Leading this workshop will be experienced fight directors and master teachers from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat Philip d’Orleans and Roger Bartlett.

Previous experience not necessary and all ages welcome.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity, book now as places are limited. Price: €75 for non-members, €65 for members.

To book or for more information, send an e-mail to: 

Method acting workshop


Award Wining Director Robert Castle

June 11 – 22, 2012, in Brussels 
Sense memory exercises are the pillars of Lee Strasberg’s Method. Robert Castle has continued in the tradition of Strasberg and Peggy Feury in developing the actor’s effectiveness with his imagined experience exercises and his unique relaxation technique. Along with movement exercises and a new form of Affective Memory, these exercises form a regular training for the actor and are precious tools in acting truthfully on stage and in front of the camera. 
During the workshop, Robert Castle addresses various myths about the Method and helps you to layer your prior training onto it and his personally crafted techniques. His version of the Method is a very effective way to help you deepen your realistic acting, put away your inner judge and free your imagination. 
The goal will be to reach that zone where the actor is deeply connected and interacts effectively with the place, the circumstances of the play and the other characters, to the point where the acting becomes spontaneous and unconscious, and the character work daring and unique.


The morning starts with a full body relaxation relying on deep work in breathing. It continues with exercises of growing complexity, including sense memory and imagined experience. Every participant goes through the exercises at the same time, at their own level. There is no audience. 
The afternoon is dedicated to monologue and scene work. You will work on one monologue and one scene with a partner. The texts are chosen by Robert Castle according to the needs and desires you have expressed before the workshop and sent about one week prior. Though you will find Mr.Castle to be a very demanding director, the scenes are a ground of experimentation, free from result expectations.

Robert Castle

Robert Castle began his career as an actor, studying with Lee Strasberg and Peggy Feury and working with well-known artists such as Sean Penn, Jeff Goldblum and Jane Fonda. He taught at the State University of New York, UCLA and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute before co-founding with Alejandra Orozco International Theatre New York. 
His technique, which integrates Stanislavski and Strasberg’s practices as well as personally developed exercises, has made him the most sought-after instructor at the Lee Strasberg Institute. He now travels and leads acting workshops and master classes all around the world, which have become very popular among the professional acting community. 
He is also a director and has won many awards including the Best Director and Best Play of the Year Awards in Brazil for his production The Diary of Anne Frank in 2010. The leading actor and actress were also nominated.

Practical information

Who: The workshop is open to actors and performers from other disciplines. Places are limited to 16. 
When: 10 days from June 11th to 22nd, Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm 
Where: Carthago Delenda Est, rue Sylvain Denayer, 51 – 1070 Bruxelles 
Price : 870 € 
You will need to rehearse with your partner after the workshop hours and during the weekend. Please consider whether you have enough free time.
Questions and registration:
If you want to know more about the workshop visit our website: