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Call for Submissions (National): 2012 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2012 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 23, 2012.  This $5000 Award was initiated in celebration of PACT’s 30th anniversary in 2006-2007 and named in honour of Mallory Gilbert, who was Tarragon

Report: Canadians’ Participation in Arts, Culture and Heritage Reached Record Levels

Hill Strategies Research reports that Canadians’ participation in arts, culture and heritage activities reached record levels in 2010   The percentage of Canadians participating in most of the 18 activities measured in the report – including art galleries, museums, festivals, historic sites, book reading, and more – reached record levels in

Call for Submissions (National): CITT Awards Nominations

CITT AWARDS 2012 – Call for nominations The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) is proud to recognize individuals and companies that excel in their field of live performance in Canada. The CITT Awards are designed to honour individuals and companies from a wide spectrum of the Canadian live performance

Call for Submissions (National): One-Act Plays for Publication

Call for submissions — CALL FOR ONE-ACT PLAYS Playwrights Canada Press invites submissions of English-language one-act plays to be included in a new anthology for publication in 2014. Specifically we are seeking new or previously published plays suitable for high schools. If previously published, the submission must include information on

Call for Submissions: Headshots & Resumes – Barkerville Historic Site

Attention Actors/Interpreters Barkerville, BC’s Largest Historic Site is looking for experienced actors/interpreters to fill the streets. Tours, scene work and monologues give life to the heritage preserved in this site. The five month contract starts in May and ends the end of September. Auditions are TBA in Calgary, Edmonton and

Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces 2012 Award Deadlines

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) has announced its awards schedule for 2012. Guidelines and applications are available at playwrightsguild.ca/about/awards. Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition – a free, annual competition open to all full-time post-secondary students across Canada. Deadline: April 30. Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights – awarded annually to a member of PGC who has premiered an original play within the past year.

News: Canada Council Theatre Section Begins Renewal Process

Roger Gaudet, Head of the Theatre Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, recently released a draft document regarding a proposed revision to the Theatre Section’s Operating Grants to Professional Theatre Organizations program, and provides the rationale for the changes. This document (provided in both official languages) has been

Obituary: Edmonton Theatre Icon John Neville 1925-2011

John Neville has passed away at the age of 86. The Stratford Festival announced that Neville, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died in Toronto on Saturday, surrounded by his family. John Neville’s name is intrinsically linked to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, as one of the pioneers of the regional along

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;

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