The Siminovitch Prize shines a spotlight on excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre with an annual prize worth $100,000.
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.
“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…
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.
A celebration for finalists takes place Monday, October 28 at Hart House, University of Toronto. Recipient to be announced Thursday, November 21 at the National Arts Centre. The Siminovitch Prize…
September 23, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the shortlist for this year’s award in the category of directing. The jury…
On Tuesday March 5, 2019 guests enjoyed a special presentation of Towards Youth, co-directed by past laureate Chris Abraham and Andrew Kushnir, in support of the Siminovitch Prize. Special thanks to…
Elinore & 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.