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Updated: 75th Governor General’s Literary Awards

Update: November 15, 2011 – Erin Shields is the winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards (English Language Drama), in recognition of her play If We Were Birds.  Congratulations! On October 11th, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 68 finalists for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The GGs, Canada’s national

Playwright Joan MacLeod wins Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

British Columbia-based playwright, Joan MacLeod, was named this year’s recipient of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre at a ceremony in Toronto on Monday night. The Siminovitch Prize is a $100,000 award, with three-quarters of the prize money going to the recipient and the remaining $25,000 awarded to

Resource: Cultural Human Resources Council Releases Study: Culture 3.0

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) has released Culture 3.0, a study on the impact of emerging digital technologies on the cultural sector. The Executive Summary and recommendations (including those related to live performing arts) are available on the CHRC website. For more information, see press release pasted below:   October 27th

News: Equity Dues Referendum

Canadian Actor’s Equity Association (CAEA) national Council has announced a referendum on an increase to basic dues.  There are two parts to the referendum proposal, to be decided separately. The first is an increase in the annual dues. The increase would be introduced in stages: basic dues would be set

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

Call for Submissions (National): Canada Council Molson Prizes

The Canada Council for the Arts and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada are accepting nominations for the 2012 Molson Prizes. Two prizes, worth $50,000 each, are awarded annually – one for the arts, one for the humanities or social sciences. The prizes are funded by an endowment

Announcement (National): Two New National Playwriting Awards

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC), in partnership with Stage West Theatre Restaurants, proudly announces two new national playwriting awards.   Through the generous support of Stage West Theatre Restaurants, Playwrights Guild of Canada will administer an award for Best New Comedy ($5000) and Best New Musical ($5000) written by a member of PGC.   Robin

Announcement (National): Siminovitch Prize Short List

BMO Financial Group, sponsor of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, today announced the names of six Canadian playwrights who have made the 2011 short-list for the largest prize in Canadian theatre. The finalists are: Robert Chafe, Newfoundland; Jasmine Dubé, Quebec; Greg MacArthur, Alberta/Quebec; Joan MacLeod, British Columbia;

Announcement (National): Shaw Festival Executive Director retiring

After over 17 years as Executive Director, Colleen Blake will be leaving the Shaw Festival in early spring 2012. In announcing her decision to move on, Ms. Blake commented that, as the 50th season comes to an end, the timing was right to take stock, look forward to her own future and The

Call for Submissions (National): CAFF touring lottery

WHAT IS THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF FRINGE FESTIVALS (CAFF) TOURING LOTTERY? While there is tremendous satisfaction in spending time performing on the North American Fringe Festival circuit – doing the work you want to do, seeing and being seen by other artists from all over the world, experiencing the Fringe

Job Postings: Singers Wanted

SINGERS WANTED: A recording of Act I Scene II of Gloves Off! A Hockey Opera in Three Acts,written by Canadian, Susan Hannah Rankin will take place November 2011 Singers will receive a small honorarium and are responsible for learning their own parts prior to rehearsal. There will be two rehearsals. The

Workshops (Online): Interactive Script Writing for Film, Theatre and Television

Wilfred Laurier University Continuing Studies presents Interactive Script Writing for Film, Theatre and Television. This web-based course will introduce you to the craft of writing scripts for film, television and the theatre. When you enroll you will be given a password that unlocks the entrance to the first level of

Canadian Playwright David French Passes Away

David French, one of the major playwrights in modern Canadian theatre, died in Toronto on Saturday night after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 71. Born in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, David French was one of Canada’s best-known and most critically acclaimed playwrights. His work received many major awards,