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The Siminovitch Prize shines a spotlight on excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre with an annual prize worth $100,000.

Hold the Date! On October 28, 2019 The Siminovitch Prize in Theatre Celebrates the 2019 Shortlist for Directors

A celebration of the finalists will take place on Monday, October 28 at Hart House, University of Toronto.   The 2019 jury is comprised of chair Vanessa Porteous, and Marie Farsi, Emilie Monnet, Bobby Theodore, and Adrienne Wong.  The names of the finalists will be announced in mid-September.

About the Prize

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.

In 2018, the Prize was awarded to designer Stéphanie Jasmin, who selected Max-Otto Fauteux as the protégé.

2018 Laureate

Stéphanie Jasmin

“The Siminovitch Prize for a designer is certainly one of the few Canadian and even international awards given to artisans who work on the shadows; those who conceive a part of the dream that will take shape on a theatrical…

2018 Gala

The gala event for the 2018 Siminovitch Prize was held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on November 5, 2018. See photos from the event and a video of the nominees.

Max-Otto and Stéphanie Jasmin
Max-Otto and Stéphanie Jasmin © Andrew Alexander

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