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Mr Ensor was presented with a special award for his ''Outstanding Contribution to Dunedin Theatre'' at the Dunedin Theatre Awards on December 4.
It meant a lot to Mr Ensor to win the award and he said he was surprised people had been watching his work over the years.
Mr Ensor joined the theatre community 27 years ago, and has worked at most theatres in Dunedin.
A man of many talents, he has performed, directed, created sets and written four feature-length plays, which were performed at the Globe Theatre and the Fire Station Theatre.
Originally a real estate agent, Mr Ensor helped the Taieri Dramatic Society buy the Fire Station Theatre in Mosgiel and he was now a life member.
Mr Ensor said the theatre was ''in his blood'' and he was delighted to have been involved for such a long time.
He had many fond memories from his time in the community but said ''the people I have met along the way'' meant the most to him.
''The way they have influenced the theatre community is what I remember the most,'' he said.
Mr Ensor planned to continue his work in the Dunedin theatre community and joked he would ''go anywhere that would have him''.
-By Kayla Hodge