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 will be awarded to a designer 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.

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The 2015 Siminovitch Prize will be awarded to a designer on
Sunday, October 18 at 7.30 p.m. at University of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre.

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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Olivier Choinière Speech

The honour bestowed on me allows me to speak to you tonight. And this honour demands a certain honesty. So, I will be honest with you: very often, I detest theatre. I detest theatre, one could say, in order to…

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