November 26, 2020 – Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan has been named the 2020 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, the largest and most prestigious theatre prize in Canada. Ms. Beagan will receive $75,000, and $25,000 will go toher selected protégée, Joelle Peters.
I’m delighted to let you know about my appointment as Executive Director of the Siminovitch Prize Organization. This exciting new role builds on my experience as a producer of arts and literary programming at CBC Radio, and my work with numerous theatre organizations in Toronto.
The 2014 Prize date is set: Monday, Oct 20 at Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto.
The call for nominations goes out mid-May with the details of the process. I hope you will get involved and spread the word in your communities to encourage nominations, connect with us around ancillary events, and engage in our social media presence and revamped website when it launches next month.
Over a three-year cycle the Prize is awarded to a director, playwright or designer. This year the Siminovitch Prize will go to a Canadian playwright.
The Siminovitch Prize is the largest annual theatre prize in Canada. It provides $100,000 to celebrate excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre, and it acknowledges the critical importance of mentorship to encourage and support emerging artists. The winner is selected by jury and the recipient then chooses a protégé to receive $25,000 of the award. The scope is national and bi-lingual, and the Prize highlights the vital role that theatre plays in our cultural landscape.
Sue Edworthy is looking after communications and PR for the 2014 Prize, and you’ll be hearing from her between now and October 20. (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Executive Director 2014 Siminovitch Prize (email@example.com)