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Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces 2017 Tom Hendry Awards Short List

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) proudly announces the shortlists for its 2017 Tom Hendry Awards. The shortlists for the Carol Bolt Award, the RBC Emerging Playwright Award, the Robert Beardsley Award as well as the Stage West Pechet Comedy & Musical Awards have been released by their respective juries.

Carol Bolt Award - 2017 Short List

This award is given annually for the best work by a PGC-member that has premiered in the past year. This year's Carol Bolt Award is in loving memory of both David and Carol Bolt. JURY: Philip Akin (Chair), Joanna Falck, Rod Hayward, and Kevin Longfield.

Kate Hennig (ON) for The Virgin Trial,

Karen Hines (AB) for All the Little Animals I Have Eaten, and

Sean Harris Oliver (Co-creator: Raes Calvert) (BC) for Redpath.

Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award - 2017 Short List

This award is given annually for a new musical work by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. JURY: Ted Dykstra (Chair), Clara Bullock, Meghan Gardiner, and Peter Jorgensen.

Kelley Jo Burke (Co-creators: Jeffrey Straker) (AB) for Us,

Julie McIsaac & Corey Payette (BC) for Les Filles Du Roi, and

Joe Slabe (AB) for The Urban Jungle Book.

Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award - 2017 Short List

This award is given annually for a new comedy by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. JURY: Drew Hayden Taylor (Chair), Neil Fleming, JoAnne Miller, and Julie Orton.

Kristen Da Silva (ON) for Sugar Road,

Darrin Hagen (Co-creator: Trevor Schmidt) (AB) for Prepare for the Worst, and

Claude Montminy (Translated by Nina Lauren and Danielle Ellen (QC) for Maestro.

RBC Emerging Playwright Award - 2017 Short List

This award is given annually for the best play by a PGC-member who is an emerging playwright. JURY: Jenna Rodgers (Chair), Janet Hinton, and Daniel MacDonald.

Gary Mok (ON) for We Could Be Clouds,

Camille Pavlenkov (AB) for The Janus Mask, and

Chelsea Woolley (AB) for These Peaceable Kingdoms.

Robert Beardsley Award

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto Foundation's 2017 Short List

This award is to be granted to a full-time secondary or post-secondary student within the GTA for the creation of a one-act play script. JURY: Tom Slater (Chair), Emma Mackenzie Hillier, and Norm Reynolds.

Lily Domingue (ON) for For Marnie,

Alexandra Simpson (ON) for NEXUS, and

Alexander Steele Zonjic (ON) for Enola Gay.



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