The Reg Skene Award for Emerging Theatre Artist

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Congratulations to Gislina Patterson, recipient of the 2019 Reg Skene Emerging Artist Award!

Professor Reg Skene led the University of Winnipeg’s theatre department from one course offered in 1965 to a four-year honours program with its own theatre complex and production facilities. Over the years, Reg taught many students who remained in Manitoba, became established theatre artists, and helped form the core of today’s Winnipeg theatre community. His passion and wisdom continue to nurture theatre in our province. This Emerging Theatre Artist award reflects his invaluable and ongoing contribution to the theatrical arts in our city, and is presented over a three-year cycle to a Manitoba playwright, actor, and director.