Photo Gallery of Gold Coast Theatre Alliance DSA - Heroes
Distinguished Service Awards - THE GOLD COAST THEATRE ALLIANCE HERO WALL OF HONOUR
The inaugural DSA's in 2014 were:
Edna Woodall, Christine Harris, Norm Strambini, Annie Lotocki, Wal Lotocki, Lauren Steele, Jacqui Goodlife, Joan Stalker Brown, Jennifer Fitzgerald, John Rees-Osborne, Jeanie Hattendorf
2015 - DSA's
Joel Beskin, Christine McLachlan, Marie Nicholson, Lyn McBurney, Noella Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Lachlan Glasby, Joyce Grant, Leif Dolerud, Valerie Cooney, Cathy Jamieson, Glenn Brash, Damian and Debbbie Dundon.
2016 - DSA's:
Peter and Gail Barrett, Patsy Drew, Hugh Brophy, Julanne Shearer, Bev Lloyd, Gary Johns, Doug Williams, Colin Crow, Wendy Barnes, Shirley King, Brenda Warren, and Jillian Rawlings,
2017 - DSA's
Pam Marsh, Ian Young, Tracey Moore, Margaret Brydon, Rod Drummond, Robyn Crossan, Di Morgan, Graham Schultz, Raelene Richards, Coral Kelly, Kay Boxall, Terry Docker, Bryanne Jardine, Rianna Hartney- Smith, Lachlan Mitcherson
2018 - DSA's
Anne Britt Riget, Jim Dickson, Marie Dickson, Jim Fury, Natalie Trengove, Peter Gray, Rosemary Hume, Christine McLachlan, Darren Campbell, Sharon Vassallo, Russell Williams, Anne Williams, Gillian Butcher, Cecile Campbell, Brydie Hanna, Christine Dickinson, Lyn Smith, Gill Sumerville
Henk Steenhuis, Margaret Radcliffe, John Foggerty, Eric Rea, Trevor Love, Denise Banner,
Zoe Nourse, Lea Vosti, Jan Whackett, Kate Tardy, Sonia Gava and Helen Maden.
Diana Gibson – Spotlight Theatre
Kay Hawker – Spotlight Theatre
Dianne Robinson – Murwillumbah Theatre Company
Ralph Naudi – Tweed Theatre Company
Ken Corbitt – Murwillumbah Theatre Company
Judith Dautel – Spotlight Theatre Company
Pina Omeros – Spotlight Theatre Company
Julie Burnett – Tweed Theatre Company
Cherie Goosey – Tweed Theatre Company
Ted and Dorothy Henderson - Gold Coast Little Theatre; Gold Coast Theatre Alliance
Lawrie Yakimoff – Gold Coast City Choir; Gold Coast Theatre Alliance
Gillian Crow – Javeenbah Theatre Company
Pamela Payne – Tugun Theatre Company
Duncan Sims – Spotlight Theatre Company; Gold Coast Theatre Alliance.
The DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS (DSA) – THE HERO AWARD.
The DSA - Hero Awards were established by the Gold Coast Theatre Alliance in 2014 for those volunteers in our Community Arts sector who have given exceptional service over many years. Member companies nominate and submit their nominees to the executive of the alliance accompanied by a 200 word citation. It is normally expected that award nominations are given by member companies to those who have spent many years of service serving the Community Performance Arts in a variety of capacities. In some cases, the contribution may have been exceptional over a shorter period. Many of our DSA’s have served for over twenty years – some for over 40 years. The GCTAI executive ratifies and confirms the authenticity of the nominations before conferring the Award to a nominee. Awardees are presented with DSA badges and certificates - normally in the January following their year of nomination. The presentation is given at the Annual Launch of shows which is the major annual Gold Coast Theatre Alliance Event. In 2020 - 2021 our Annual event had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. The Awards were announced online on the 23rd January 2022.