News and stories News Paula wins a Tonic Award Deafinitely's Artistic Director - Paula Garfield wins a Tonic Award for her energy and unwavering commitment to opening theatre up and the artistic quality of the work she produces as Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre. The award was presented to Paula Garfield by Jo Hutchison, Director of JHI Marketing. Tonic Awards The Tonic Awards celebrate the achievements of women who are changing the face of our theatre industry, and the projects, productions and organisations that are redefining the role of women in the performing arts. We created the Awards so that the amazing contributions of women to theatre can be highlighted publicly – not just the doom and gloom stories about under-representation – and so that younger women in particular have visible role models to aspire to. Find out more about the Tonic Awards and the other winners.