Recognizing
Excellence and Innovation
in Canadian Theatre

About the Siminovitch Prize

The Siminovitch Prize shines a spotlight on excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre with an annual prize worth $100,000. This year’s prize goes to a playwright.

Over a three-year cycle, the prize celebrates a professional director, playwright or designer, an acknowledged leader in the theatre whose work is transformative and influential. The Siminovitch Prize also encourages and supports emerging talent with a protégé prize awarded to a theatre artist chosen by the recipient.

The prize was launched in 2000 to honour the values and achievements of the renowned scientist Lou Siminovitch and his late wife Elinore Siminovitch, a pioneering playwright.

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The 2014 Siminovitch Prize was held Monday, October 20
at University of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre
Congratulations to all our finalists
and recipient Olivier Choinière and his protégée  Annick Lefebvre

Lou Siminovitch

Elinore and Lou Siminovitch

The truth is, the late Elinore Siminovitch never walked in anybody’s shadow; not once in her life; not ever. Those who knew her well knew that for certain about her.

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