We are officially announcing our annual Tom Hendry Awards, which will be on October 30th, 2016, hosted by the incredible ANDREA SCOTT.
We had a great time at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto last year, so we have decided to partner with this beautiful venue again. During the ceremony, we will be presenting The Carol Bolt Award, The Stage West Comedy Award, The Stage West Musical Award, The RBC Emerging Playwright Award, and on behalf of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, the Beadsley Young Playwright award.
The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto will have their bar open and there will be hors d'oeuvres served prior to the awards ceremony.
Don't forget about PGC's Silent Auction, going live in early October! We will have all prizes presented at the awards ceremony as well.
The Tom Hendry Awards is a spectacular event that recognizes, honours, and celebrates Canadian playwrights. We hope to see you there!
DATE: October 30, 2016
TIME: 6:00-9:00pm EST
VENUE: The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, 14 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1G7
HOSTED BY: Andrea Scott
SOCIAL MEDIA: #TomHendryAwards
If you would to attend the 2016 Tom Hendry Awards, please RSVP by emailing Monique at email@example.com.
This is a free event.
ABOUT OUR HOST, ANDREA SCOTT:
Andrea Scott is a professional actor, playwright & producer who, after completing a year in the Obsidian Theatre Playwright Unit, saw her play Eating Pomegranates Nakedaccepted into the SummerWorks Performance Festival where it won the RBC Arts Professional award, named Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Production. She was commissioned by Mixed Company Theatre to write Frenemies, a TYA play which toured in 2014 shortly thereafter. Better Angels:A Parablewon the SummerWorks award for Production in August 2015 and was recognized as Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Direction (Nigel Shawn Williams) and Outstanding Production by NOW Magazine. Better Angels: A Parablehad its US debut at the Athena Festival in Chicago in December 2015 and was then produced by Rumble Theatre in their Tremors Festival in August 2016. Her second TYA play, Princesses Don’t Grow on Trees, debuted in April at Solar Stage Children’s Theatre under the direction of Jajube Mandiela. Her play about Mata Hari, Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife,won the Cayle Chernin Award for theatre on May 5, 2016 followed by a successful run in SummerWorks (Outstanding Performance – NOW Magazine). Andrea is a CAEA, ACTRA, PGC, DGA member who recently graduated from the inaugural Artist Producer Training Program run by Generator/Theatre Ontario. Upcoming: Stratford Playwright Retreat; reading of her newest play, All Most Be Longing(Tarragon Workspace Program).
To see more details about the awards and past recipients, click HERE.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Playwrights Canada Press, Pat the Dog Playwright Centre, Playwrights' Atlantic Resource Centre, PTC- Playwrights Theatre Centre, The RBC Emerging Artists Fund, Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, and Stage West Restaurant.