News (Edmonton/ National): Annette Loiselle nominated for Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award of Excellence

Annette Loiselle in the Freewill Shakespeare Festival's 2013 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Lucas Boutilier.

Annette Loiselle in the Freewill Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Lucas Boutilier.

Edmonton theatre artist Annette Loiselle is one of three finalists of the 2nd Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award of Excellence, presented by the Shakespeare Globe Centre of Canada.

In the spirit of  Christopher Plummer’s artistic gold standard, the Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award of Excellence honours a Canadian theatre artist who has made a unique and exceptional contribution to the study of Shakespeare and/or the classics in performance. A peer jury awards the $20,000 prize. This prize is intended for serious theatre artists who have demonstrated a unique ability in the classics. In 2015, the award will go to an actor. This is a biennial prize and in 2013 the inaugural award went to director Alan Dilworth.

Annette Loiselle is a significant present in the Edmonton theatre community, having been instrumental in the creation of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival where she has been artistic associate since 1989. She has garnered considerable attention for her strong portrayals of many of Shakespeare’s most challenging roles.

The winner will be revealed at the Shakespeare Globe Centre of Canada’s 25th Anniversary Gala on November 12 at Casa Loma in Toronto. For more information, contact Jeannette Lambermont-Morey at [email protected].

Congratulations Annette!