The first set of awards designed by Marek Andrzej Fracek , European Master Goldsmith, for the TGCPS Lupper Awards are here. Inspired by the muses, Fracek’s design is cast in sterling silver and jewelled with ammolite. Ammolite is one of the world’s rarest gems, and is found in only one small area that falls along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
The Great Canadian Playwright Showcase (TGCPS.ca) is an annual conference that brings theatre producers, agents, publishers, directors, performers, playwrights, and entertainment media from across Canada to Grande Prairie, Alberta. TGCPS takes place from May 9 10 12, with events in the city of GP, and the towns of Beaverlodge and Sexsmith. The Grande Prairie Stake It to Take It Treasure Hunt, the conference’s extension event, is free to play for visitors to and residents of Grande Prairie County No. 1.
The Lupper Awards recognise excellence within the Canadian theatre community in nine categories: Best Showcaser, Best Playwright, Lifetime Achievement for Playwriting, Best Director, Best Performer, Courage & Excellence, Innovation & Excellence, Best Scene, and Best Song.