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Photo Coverage: 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations Announced

Nominations were announced yesterday for the 33rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards at a news conference at the Elgin/Wintergarden Theatre.  The Awards celebrate the best in Toronto theatre, and will be handed out June 25th, 2012, at The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. 

Leading the pack this year is Acting Up Stage Company, who’s production of Caroline or Change has ten nominations (and a nomination for Ride the Cyclone brings Acting Up Stage to a total of eleven nods).  Nightwood Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille were right behind with six nominations each for their productions of The Penelopiad and Crash.   Three companies are celebrating four nominations, including Tarragon Theatre’s The Golden Dragon, Obsidian Theatre/Shaw Festival’s Topdog/Underdog and Mirvish Production’s War Horse.

There are three special awards being given out this year, as well as the thirty five juried awards.  The special honourees are Ruth Howard (The George Luscombe Award for Mentorship), Leslie Lester (The Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award) and Richard Rose (The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award). 

For more details on The 33rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards or to purchase tickets please visit their website at

All photos by Racheal McCaig Photography

Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus

Kristyn Wong-Tam and Richard Rose

John Harvey, Leslie Lester and Leonard McHardy

John Harvey, Leslie Lester and Leonard McHardy

The George Luscombe Award which will be presented to Ruth Howard

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