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44th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards presented by the Romano D’Andrea Foundation

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The 44th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards CEREMONY AND AWARD PRESENTATION, presented by The Romano D’Andrea Foundation will be hosted by Ryan G. Hinds, in the beautiful Winter Garden Theatre, featuring special musical guests and VIP presenters. The event will acknowledge the recipients of 43 award categories across 7 distinct divisions. The Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award and the Silver Ticket Award recipient will also be recognized. The Dora Awards After-Party celebration will be held immediately after the awards ceremony in the unique Cascading Lobbies of the EWGTC. 

Canada’s largest and oldest awards program, the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, is gender inclusive and celebrates excellence in professional theatre, dance, and opera.

Herbie Barnes, the Artistic Director of Young People’s Theatre, will direct the Dora Awards for the second year. Diane Flacks, who has been nominated for Emmy, Gemini, and Dora awards, will return for her eighth year as the scriptwriter. Additionally, Andrea Lundy, a veteran Dora Award winner and multi-award-winning lighting and production designer, will return for her twentieth consecutive year.

Tickets to the Awards go on sale on Tuesday, May 28th, at 11:00 AM ET.

About the Dora Mavor Moore Awards
The Doras are named for Dora Mavor Moore (1888-1979), a well-loved teacher and director who helped establish Canadian professional theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. Recognizing the outstanding achievements in Toronto’s performing arts industry, the Doras honour the creators of numerous theatre, dance and opera productions annually in the following divisions: General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Opera, Theatre for Young Audiences, Touring and Innovation.
The Dora Mavor Moore Awards were founded on December 13, 1978, by a committee convened by Millie Drain. On that date, Drain and the other founders (Ann Antkiw, Ronald Bryden, Bill Glassco, Graham Harley, Leon Major, Sean Mulcahy, Peter Peroff, Heinar Piller, Susan Rubes, Pat Stewart and Sylvia Tucker), decided to institute an award to recognize outstanding achievements in Toronto theatre.

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are administered by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). In addition to the Doras, other programs and services provided by TAPA include: Annual Arts Day at the City, hipTIX (offering $10 tickets to students between the ages of 14 and 29), TAPA RBC Emerging Artists Mentorship Program (TREAM), the Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant
and the professional development TAPA Trade Series.

About Ryan G. Hinds
Dubbed as “a Toronto theatre icon” by CBC, “exuding 100% star quality” by Glenn Sumi, and “one of Toronto’s most beloved cabaret performers” by My Entertainment World, Ryan G. Hinds is a critically acclaimed actor, director, and Associate Artist at lemonTree creations. Toronto audiences have seen Ryan’s work onstage in Midsummer Night’s Dream for Canadian Stage Company, #KanderAndEbb at Stratford Festival and on tour, Starry Notions for Toronto Fringe, Lilies; Or, the Revival of a Romantic Drama at Buddies in Bad Times, and MacArthur Park Suite: A Disco Ballet for Summerworks, in addition to major events for Nuit Blanche and Pride Toronto (as well as Pride festivals across Canada and the US). Ryan’s directorial debut at Shaw Festival, A Christmas Carol, is set for November 2024 and follows a season-long stint with Shaw as the 2022 Neil Munro Directing intern (assisting Brian Hill, Philip Akin, and Tim Carroll, and directing Kat Sandler’s Bright Lights). Other directing includes shows for Theatre New Brunswick, Theatre Sheridan, and Vanier College Productions.


The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
189 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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