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    September 19, 2022 at 7:30pm

    Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
    189 Yonge Street

    Ancillary Award Recipients

    Silver Ticket Award: Pat Bradley

    At the 42nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards Show Ceremony on September 19, 2022, it was presented to the established arts administrator, educator, advocate and mentor, Pat Bradley. Bradley has been an icon of arts leadership, playing an instrumental role in instigating spaces for art, advocacy and change for over 35 years.

    Pauline McGibbon Award: Monica Lee

    Monica graduated from Humber College’s Theatre Arts – Technical Production program in 2016. Since then, she has been working as a props builder and head of props in both theatre and film. This includes credits with Obsidian Theatre Company, The Musical Stage Company, Mirvish Productions, Studio 180 Theatre, Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre and more. Recently, Monica has been focusing on combining her years of prop-building experience with new technology to build specialized costumes and fabricate textiles. This has led to work as a special effects costume builder on series such as Star Trek: Discovery (seasons 4 and 5) and Beacon 23.

    Leonard McHardy & John Harvey Award: Rebecca Burton

    Ms.Burton is a tireless champion of Canadian playwrights through her work as the Membership and Professional Contracts Manager with the Playwrights Guild of Canada and through past projects like Equity in Theatre (2014–2017), PLEDGE, SureFire, and more. Ms. Burton also works as an educator, feminist theatre practitioner, and researcher. She authored the benchmark report, Adding It Up: The Status of Women in Canadian Theatre (2006), which was published in various industry journals. With an established track record for championing women in the arts and equality practices, Ms. Burton has been an integral part of advancing Canadian Theatre.

    Victor C. Polley Protégé Award: Idil Djafer

    With over four years of arts administration experience, Ms. Djafer worked closely with Ms. Burton at the Playwrights Guild of Canada and currently is the Executive Assistant to Weyni Mengesha, Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company. In addition to her administrative role, Ms. Djafer is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist focusing on racial, religious and feminist issues.

    George Luscombe Mentorship Award: Karen Kaeja

    Ms. Kaeja is the Co-Artistic Director of renowned dance company Kaeja d’Dance, and is an award-winning performer, choreographer, educator, community builder and project instigator. With over 30 years of gracing the stage, Kaeja has a remarkable track record of mentorship and has demonstrated her ability to challenge and nurture future generations of young dancers. She empowers her mentees and holds space for agency and individuality, which results in poignant work that resonates with the artists as well as enthralling audiences.

    Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award: Alice In Wonderland

    The TAPA  Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production, in honour of the beloved, long-time theatre critic Jon Kaplan and supported by Destination Toronto, was given out at the ceremony and selected by the general public. Presented with a commemorative plaque, the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award winner is Alice in Wonderland, Guild Festival Theatre.

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    Program

    Registered Productions

    General Theatre Division

    among men A Factory Theatre World Premiere Production
    Children of Fire A Nightwood Theatre Production with support from Aluna Theatre
    Distant Early Warning A Pearle Harbour & Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production
    Draw Me Close A National Film Board of Canada and National Theatre of Great Britain Co-Production in association with the National Arts Centre, Presented by Soulpepper and the National Film Board of Canada
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child David Mirvish, Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, Harry Potter Theatrical Productions
    Is God Is An Obsidian Theatre Company, Necessary Angel Theatre Company, and Canadian Stage Co-Production
    Is My Microphone On? Canadian Stage
    Kamloopa Soulpepper Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts
    Lesson in Forgetting Pleiades Theatre
    Light Tarragon Theatre
    Mission Totally Possible The Second City
    MixTape Crow’s Theatre
    nowhen a Canadian Stage production in collaboration with the Department of Theatre, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University, presented in partnership with SummerWorks
    Orphan Song Tarragon Theatre
    Orphans for the Czar Crow’s Theatre
    Other People A Canadian Stage Production
    Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers A Tarragon Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop co-production. Based on the world premiere production produced by b current.
    Pipeline Soulpepper Theatre Company
    ROOM Mirvish Productions in co-production with Covent Garden Productions and the Grand Theatre, London, Ontario
    Solstice d’hiver Théâtre français de Toronto and Le Groupe de la Veillée
    The Herd A Tarragon Theatre presentation, in association with Citadel Theatre and NAC Indigenous Theatre of a Tarragon Theatre/Persephone Theatre Commission
    The Land Acknowledgement (As You Like It) Crow’s Theatre
    The Red Priest Guild Festival Theatre
    The Spectators’ Odyssey – o dell’Inferno Produced by DopoLavoro Teatrale and TO Live in association with the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.
    Three Women of Swatow Tarragon Theatre
    Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus An Immersive Theatre Experience from Outside the March and Factory Theatre in association with Neworld Theatre
    What You Won’t Do For Love Why Not Theatre presented by Luminato Festival
    Where the Blood Mixes Soulpepper Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts
    White Girls in Moccasins A manidoons collective + Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production
    Wildfire A Factory Production

    Independent Theatre Division

    1184 Phoenix Arts & Aga Khan Museum
    A Tonic for Desperate Times Theatre Gargantua
    An IMM-Permanent Resident Nautanki Bazaar as presented by Why Not Theatre’s RISER Toronto 2022
    Dancing with the Universe REAson d’etre dance productions along side Harbourfont Centre
    Deputy Prime Minister Collimore Daresay Productions
    Detroit The Coal Mine Theatre
    Don Valley Girls Poetic License Creations, as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Toronto
    Gloria ARC in association with Crow’s Theatre
    Italian Mime Suicide Bad New Days
    Salt-Water Moon Guild Festival Theatre
    Senior Counsel Daresay Productions
    TAOS (The Art of Storytelling) Creative Mafia as presented by Why Not Theatre’s RISER Toronto 2022
    The Antipodes The Coal Mine Theatre
    The Cold War VideoCabaret
    The Home Project The Howland Company
    The House of Bernarda Alba Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre
    The Huns One Four One Collective
    Three Ordinary Men Cahoots Theatre
    True Project Undertow
    Two Minutes to Midnight One Four One Collective

    Musical Theatre Division

    & Juliet David Mirvish presents the Max Martin, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Jenny Petersson, Martin Dodd Production
    Boy Falls From the Sky David Mirvish and Past Future Productions
    Divine Interventions CORPUS Dance Projects
    Dixon Road The Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company, in association with Canadian Stage
    Into the Woods Talk is Free Theatre
    Killing Time: A Game Show Musical Mixtape Projects
    Sweeney Todd Talk is Free Theatre
    Til Then Eclipse Theatre Company

    Opera Division

    Cavalleria RusticanaToronto City OperaFantasmaCanadian Opera CompanyGould’s WallA Tapestry Opera and Maniac Star production presented by The Royal Conservatory of Music, in association with The Glenn Gould SchoolLa TraviataA Canadian Opera Company co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of ChicagoR.U.R. A Torrent of LightA Tapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD UniversityThe Magic FluteCanadian Opera CompanyThe Queen in MeCo-production by Canadian Opera Company, Amplified Opera, Nightwood Theatre, and Theatre Gargantua

    Theatre for Young Audiences Division

    Alice in Wonderland Guild Festival Theatre
    Fireside Munsch (’21) Fireside Stories
    MOBY: A Whale of a Tale Art & Water
    MORE Fireside Munsch Fireside Stories
    Spoiiiiiiiiing Harbourfront’s Junior Festival presents Kitt Johnson X-act

    Dance Division

    A Perfect Day Citadel + Compagnie
    A Streetcar Named Desire The National Ballet of Canada
    Alexa, Play a Sad Song (inTO focus/ dance: made in/fait au canada Festival) Kendra Epik & princess productions
    Aňoranza (Ayer y Hoy, Celebrating 40 Years!) Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
    Ayer (Ayer y Hoy, Celebrating 40 Years!) Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
    Crepuscular (Sharing the Stage: Programme A) The National Ballet of Canada
    Crypto Côté Danse Co-presented by Canadian Stage and TOLive
    Enter the Avatar State (inTO focus/ dance: made in/fait au canada Festival) SaMel Tanz & princess productions
    Face to Face Citadel + Compagnie
    Firewater Thunderbird Rising (Citadel Dance Mix 2021) Citadel + Compagnie
    Five Angels on the Steps REAson d’etre dance producitons
    in a state of vanishing (Sharing the Stage: Programme B) The National Ballet of Canada
    In My Body Co-Presented by dance Immersion, Canadian Stage and TO Live
    Inter Alios (The Miserere Project) Citadel + Compagnie
    La bulle CORPUS presented by Théâtre français de Toronto and Jamii
    La Textura del Aire (Rondeňa) (Ayer y Hoy, Celebrating 40 Years!) Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
    Legacy Tap Dance Concert dance Immersion and Canadian Stage
    MUKUTHÔ Dance Immersion & Canadian Stage: Curatorial and Presenting Partners
    New Tricks Citadel + Compagnie
    on air Citadel + Compagnie
    On Solid Ground (Winter Mixed Programme) The National Ballet of Canada
    Re:Imaginings: Time, Place an’ Movement KasheDance
    Reflejos del Tiempo (Sevillanas) (Ayer y Hoy, Celebrating 40 Years!) Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
    Sadhana/Tarana Pratibha Arts
    Skyward (Winter Mixed Programme) The National Ballet of Canada
    Soul (Sharing the Stage: Programme A) The National Ballet of Canada
    standing on fishes (inTO focus/ dance: made in/fait au canada Festival) Blue Ceiling Dance & princess productions
    Swan Lake The National Ballet of Canada
    The High Heart (inTO focus/ dance: made in/fait au canada Festival) David Earle Theatre & princess productions
    The View From Here (Citadel Dance Mix 2021) Citadel + Compagnie
    themselves Citadel + Compagnie
    This is NOT a Remount (The Miserere Project) Citadel + Compagnie
    Trase Pa (Sharing the Stage: Programme B) The National Ballet of Canada
    Volverán a Florecer (Caňa) (Ayer y Hoy, Celebrating 40 Years!) Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
    Waves/Vagues (inTO focus/ dance: made in/fait au canada Festival) Lua Shayenne Dance Company & princess productions
    Wéi 成为 Tiger Princess Dance Projects
    welcome, we’ve been waiting Toronto Dance Theatre

    Touring

    Bātardes A Théātre Everest Production Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille
    Creation Destruction Animals of Distinction presented by the Luminato Festival
    Crippled A production by Power Productions Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille
    Scored in Silence A Theatre Passe Muraille presentation of a Chisato Minamimura production in collaboration with VibraFusionLab
    Singulières Théâtre français de Toronto and Crow’s Theatre
    Sky Dancers A’nó:wara Dance Theatre presented by Harbourfront Centre
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