Winnipeg, Mar 28, 2017: The organizing committee for the first annual Winnipeg Theatre Awards, sponsored by Gail Asper, is inviting community members to make nominations for three honourary awards which will be presented as part of the awards gala on November 12th, 2017 at the West End Cultural Centre.
For the first time, awards recognizing the diversity and depth of Winnipeg’s exceptional theatre community will be presented at the gala ceremony. The recipients of the honourary awards will be announced prior to the awards ceremony.
The honourary awards provide an opportunity for community members to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the local theatre community in three categories:
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award will celebrate the career of an artist who has, during their lifetime, made significant contributions and done outstanding work in the Winnipeg theatre community. Examples of eligible nominees include actors, directors, choreographers, designers and stage managers.
Behind The Scenes Award
Winnipeg would not have such a strong theatre community without the countless individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure productions and companies flourish. This award will recognize an outstanding individual who has demonstrated their long standing devotion to Winnipeg theatre, by conquering the challenges of today and/or forging a path for the future. Eligible nominees include but are not limited to production personnel, fight directors, lifetime donors, general managers and other theatre administrators, producers, board members, volunteers.
Theatre Educator Award
This award will honour an educator whose long standing dedication to training theatre artists has made a lasting contribution to the Winnipeg theatre community. Eligible nominees include teachers of acting, musical theatre, dance, voice, production, and design.
The nomination form and criteria for the honourary awards can be found HERE
The call for nominations closes on June 30th, 2017.
A jury composed of Winnipeg theatre professionals and ardent arts supporters will select award recipients in 18 other categories, including awards for performance, production, and design.
We are thrilled to be celebrating Winnipeg's theatre community in such a significant way!