News: Alberta Playwright Mieko Ouchi Shortlisted for 2011 Carol Bolt Award

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News: Alberta Playwright Mieko Ouchi Shortlisted for 2011 Carol Bolt Award

UPDATE: October 31st –
Anusree Roy was presented with the 10th annual Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights on October 30th, for her critically acclaimed play Brothel #9. For more information, please visit PlaywrightsGuild.ca.

Congratulations Mieko for your nomination for this prestigious award!!!

Alberta playwright Mieko Ouchi is among five nominees for 2011 Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights.

The Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights is given annually to a member of Playwrights Guild of Canada who has premiered an original play within the past year. A juried panel selects the winner from a number of submitted plays. The winner of the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights receives $3,000 and the opportunity to be published.

Mieko’s nominiated play, Nisei Blue, premiered at ATP’s Enbridge playRites Festival in 2011. In 2012, it will be published by Playwrights Canada Press and translated into Japanese by Toyoshi Yoshihara.  Mieko is a co-founder and a current artistic co-director of Concrete Theatre and the president of the board of Playwrights Canada Press Ltd. 

Mieko is also leading leading a workshop at PlayWorks Ink 2011. (Her session – Writing Without Borders: Crossing Art Forms – is currently sold out.)

Playwrights Guild of Canada announced the finalists for the 2011 Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights this week.  They are:

Catherine Banks for It Is Solved By Walking
Marie Clements for Tombs of the Vanishing Indian
Mieko Ouchi for Nisei Blue
Anusree Roy for Brothel #9
David Yee for paper SERIES

The winner of the 2011 Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights will be announced in Toronto before the end of October 2011.

Read the full press release: PRCBshortlistII