Announcement (National): Award Short Lists – Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC)

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Announcement (National): Award Short Lists – Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC)

Short lists for PGC’s Carol Bolt Award, as well as the New Musical Award, and the New Comedy Award, were released today by their respective juries:

Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights – 2012 Short List

This award is given annually for the best work premiered by a PGC-member, which has premiered in the past year. JURY: Florence Gibson MacDonald (Chair), Catherine Banks, and Cynthia Zimmerman.

Aaron Bushkowsky  (BC) for After Jerusalem
Rose Cullis (ON) for The Happy Woman
Don Hannah (ON/Atlantic) for The Cave Painter
 

New Musical Award – 2012 Short List

This award is given annually for a new musical work by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. JURY: Paul Ledoux (Chair), Mel AtkeyJim Betts, and Adam Brazier.
 
Sharon Bajer and Joseph Aragon (MB) for Hersteria
Lorne Elliot  (PQ) for Jamie Rowsell Lives, and
Hiro Kanagawa and (David MacIntyre, composer) (BC) for Tom Pinkerton: The Ballad of Butterfly’s Son.

New Comedy Award – 2012 Short List

This award is given annually for a new comedy by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. JURY: Norm Foster (Chair), Chris EarleKlaus Schuller and Naomi Snieckus.
 
Damien Atkins (ON) for Michael Rising
Michael Grant (ON) for Shorthanded, and
Evan Tsitsias (ON) for Aftershock.
 
The winners within each awards’ category will be announced at PGC’s Inaugural Awards Event on October 22nd at Stage West in Mississauga, along with the presentation of PGC’s Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition Winners – Leah Jane Esau, for Disappeared, and runner-up Maureen Gualtieri for The Green Man; and Theatre Ontario’s 2012 Maggie Bassett Award winner – Dave Carley.
To view the synopses of the shortlisted plays go to:  http://playwrightsguild.ca/news/pgc-announces-short-list-its-2012-awards

For more information or to RSVP for PGC’s Awards Event please contact:[email protected] or 416-703-0201