From a media release:
People are either born hosts or born guests (thank you, Max Beerbohm). Thom Allison and Sharron Matthews were most definitely born hosts which is why they will take to the stage at the Aga Khan Museum on Sunday, February 10thÂ to head up the inaugural Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) Awards.
â€œIf we are going to do an awards gala, then we are going to do it right. Thom and Sharron bring a triumphant spirit to this event and we are thrilled to have them on this very special night,â€ saidÂ Joanna Syrokomla, Chairman of the CAFTCAD Awards.
Two-time Dora nominee, Thom Allison, can be seen as â€˜Preeâ€™ in the hit series,Â Killjoys, on Space Channel/Syfy Network. Thom has appeared on Broadway inÂ Priscilla, Queen of the DesertÂ and in the original Canadian companies ofÂ Miss Saigon, The Whoâ€™s TommyÂ andÂ Rent. At the Stratford Festival, Thom has appeared inÂ Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, Threepenny Opera, The King and I, Hello, DollyÂ andÂ King Henry VIII, andÂ Into the Woods. At the Shaw Festival, he received critical acclaim for his performance inÂ Ragtime, as well as performing inÂ Wonderful Town, A Little Night Music, Guys and DollsandÂ Follies: In Concert. Some other credits include The Drowsy Chaperone(Vancouver Playhouse, National Arts Centre, Citadel Theatre),Â OUTRAGEOUS(CanStage),Â CabaretÂ (Theatre Calgary),Â My Fair LadyÂ (Manitoba Theatre Centre),Â EvitaÂ (Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary),Â Elegies, A New BrainÂ (Acting Up Stage) andÂ Take Me OutÂ (CanStage). Film/TV: Judge on CBCâ€™sÂ Over the Rainbow, Leaving Metropolis, I Me Wed, Road to Christmas, Kimâ€™s Convenience, Murdoch Mysteries, Private Eyes, Your All-Time Classic Hit Parade. Directing:Â Seussical, Mary PoppinsÂ (YPT). His CD, â€œA Whole Lotta Sunlightâ€ can be purchased on iTunes.
Award-winning actress, writer, singer, producerÂ SharronÂ Matthews is one of the stars of the CBC’s hit TV dramaÂ Frankie Drake Mysteries, airing on OVATION and PBS in the United States and ALIBI in the UK. She has toured her highly acclaimed one-woman shows around the world from New York to London to Cape Town, has acted in movies with stars like Tina Fey (Mean Girls) and John Travolta (Hairspray: The Movie), written for newspapers and magazines across the globe, sung with Canadian icon Jann Arden, and performed on stages alongside comedy legends Mary Walsh and Andrea Martin. As if that wasnâ€™t enough,Â SharronÂ is also the host of the CBC digital series, “The Mystery Of…”.
The CAFTCAD Awards will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Formed in 2008,Â the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & DesignÂ (CAFTCAD)Â is an association of individuals interested in promoting costume design for film, television and media from both an artistic and technical perspective.Â Our goal is to enrich our community with a national organization that is inclusive of experience and talent. The Alliance provides an open forum for discussion, networking and knowledge sharing for our members through periodic seminars, workshops, exhibits and an online forum. We explore the areas of individual design approach, illustration, and advancements in film technologies. We celebrate the richness of historic and contemporary fashion and its relationship to our craft. Our vision is to increase awareness and the value of costume arts and design as a powerful element in the collaborative process of filmmaking; furthering international recognition of the creative talent we have in Canada.