Announcement: Short List for 2014 Tom Hendry Awards Announced, Playwrights Guild of Canada

The short list for PGCʼs Carol Bolt Award, as well as the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy & Musical Awards were released today by their respective juries:

CAROL BOLT AWARD – 2014 SHORT LIST
This award is given annually for the best work by a PGC-member that has premiered in the past year.

JURY: Yvette Nolan (Chair), Jacob Zimmer, Glenda MacFarlane and Brian Dooley.

  • Sean Dixon (ON) for A God In Need Of Help
  • Matthew Heiti (ON) for Mucking In The Drift
  • Colleen Murphy (ON) for Pig Girl

STAGE WEST PECHET FAMILY MUSICAL AWARD – 2014 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: Jonathan Monro (Chair), Katrina Dunn, Joseph Trefler, and Bruce
Ruddell.

  • Sara Farb (ON) for Bremen Rock City
    (composer/ lyrics Colleen Dauncey & Akiva Romer-Segal)
  • Amiel Gladstone & Veda Hille (BC) for Evgeni Onegin Project
  • Lezlie Wade & Daniel Green (ON) for The Remarkable Journey Of Prince Jen

STAGE WEST PECHET FAMILY COMEDY AWARD – 2014 SHORT LIST
This award is given annually for a new comedy by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production.

JURY: Elvira Kurt (Chair), Lib Spry, Caleb Marshall, and Camyar Chai.

  • Jordan Hall (BC) for How To Survive An Apocalypse
  • Marcia Kash & Douglas E. Hughes (ON) for Something Fishy
  • Lea Daniel & Gary Kirkham (ON) for Pocket Rocket

The winners for each awardʼs category will be announced at PGCʼs Tom Hendry Awards Event on October 27th at 401 Richmond St. W, 6pm to 9pm. rsvp@playwrightsguild.ca or 416-703-0201

View the synopses of the shortlisted plays and bios of the jurors.

Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.