Each year the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques (CITT) recognizes individuals and companies that excel in their field of live performance in Canada. Theatre Alberta is proud to accept the 2012 CITT Honorary Membership Award.
This particular award recognizes an individual or an organization not actively involved in the technical disciplines of the Canadian live performance industry, but who by virtue of their position has contributed significantly to the development of technical disciplines within Canada. This contribution can be seen through the recipient’s decision-making, influence, and philosophy within the community or by showing themselves to be a longstanding-friend of the Institute. Past recipients are BC Touring Council, Francis Reid, Miriam Newhouse, ESTA, Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) jointly with the Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC), Actsafe (formally SHAPE), Eric Fielding, Jane Gardner, Monona Rossol, USITT, Chuck Childs, Paul Shaw, Rae Ackerman and Norma Lock. (We are honoured to be recognized amongst such prestigious company!)
Executive Director, Keri Mitchell received the award on behalf of Theatre Alberta at the CITT 2012 Awards Banquet on August 18 in London, Ontario, part of CITT’s annual Rendez-vous theatre conference.
We would also like to recognize and congratulate other Albertans that received CITT awards during the banquet: Adam Mitchell, who received the Dieter Penzhorn Memorial Award, and Ghost River Theatre, which received the Award of Technical Merit for their production of The Highest Step in the World.