I love theatres. They have a special smell; the air is thicker, the silence is deeper. Nothing is more intoxicating for me than to sit in an empty theatre and to sense all the emotions, past and future, that might…
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 was awarded to designer Anick La Bissonnière and protégé Marilène Bastien on Sunday, October 18 at University of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre.
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.
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.