Lillian Messer for the Dean Ott / Debbie Boult Award honouring Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production
The 2015 Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award honours Lillian Messer
Lillian Messer, a talented designer, craftsperson and current Head of Props at Theatre Calgary is the recipient of the 2015 Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award.
Following graduation from the University of Calgary in 1988, Lillian began an internship at Theatre Calgary as design assistant with Guido Tondino followed by employment with Quest Theatre and JV Theatre Productions.
To quote Lillian
, "When I was a child I spent many days with my grandmother learning how to sew and create things.
I feel that my whole life was preparing me to work in props.
Letters of support from a wide cross section of Calgary's theatre community cite Lillian's excellent technical skills, work ethic, commitment to mentoring young people, support of educational and community groups and remarkable problem solving abilities.
In the words of actor, producer and arts educator, Steve Gin, "Lillian
works from a love of her
craft, deep respect for her
colleagues, and a palpable creative force within.
deserves to be honoured for her
significant contributions to our community with this award."