Dean Ott/Debbit Boult Award

May 31, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

photo by Brent Calis

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult award. Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2011.

This annual award has been created to honour a member of Calgary’s theatre community who has made a major contribution or significant achievement in the area of technical production in Calgary. This award is given in recognition of Dean Ott and Debbie Boult. Throughout their lives, Dean and Debbie continually strove for excellence and were regarded as a benchmark for professionalism. The recipient of this award will reflect Dean and Debbie’s passion for their craft.

Criteria for nomination:

  • Must be a Calgary resident who has continuously striven for excellence in his/her craft;
  • Will have the qualities of professionalism, cooperation, self-discipline and strong work ethic;
  • May be awarded for an outstanding season of work, individual achievement, or a sustained contribution to the community;
  • Areas of specialization may include, but are not restricted to: stage management, stage carpentry, production management, running crew, wardrobe, lighting or sound technician.

The nominator will elaborate on the manner in which the candidate meets the above criteria. Additional letters of testimony will be accepted to a maximum submission of ten pages total.

The recipient will be chosen from among the nominees by a jury consisting of past recipients plus other industry professionals, as selected by the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee. The successful nominee will be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 8, 2011, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

Previous recipients have included: Tom McCarthy, Colin McCracken, Monty Schneider, Dianne Goodman, Brad & Ellen Leavitt, Lance Olson, Tracey Hooper, Darcy Foggo, Ian Wilson, Brian Beaulieu, Terri Gillis, Wes Jenkins, and Susan McNair Reid.

To submit a nominee, please mail to:

Betty Mitchell Awards, Re: Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award
PO Box 924 Station T
Calgary, AB
T2H 2H4

or email to: info@bettymitchellawards.com, Subject Line: Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award.

With the current labour dispute at Canada Post we encourage, where ever possible, that nomination submissions be emailed to info@bettymitchellawards.com.  If that is not possible, please contact the steering committee at the same email address to arrange alternate delivery or pickup options.

Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award

May 31, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

photo by Brent Calis

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award. Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2011.

This annual award has been created to honor an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution or significant achievement in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences in Calgary.

This award is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Quest Theatre and the Betty Mitchell Awards and is supported by a fund established in 2008 at the Calgary Foundation by a group of generous donors in recognition of Duval Lang.

Duval Lang was the founding Artistic Director of Quest Theatre and spent 25 years making theatre accessible, meaningful and enjoyable to young audiences. Along the way he has nurtured many emerging artists who have been inspired by his influence. Duval’s dedication to his craft has, and will continue to have, a significant impact in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

Criteria for nomination:

  • May be an individual or group of individuals (but not an organization);
  • Must be a Calgary resident who has continuously striven for excellence in his/her craft;
  • Has demonstrated excellence in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences;
  • May be awarded for an outstanding season of work, individual achievement, or a sustained contribution to the community.

The nominator will elaborate on the manner in which the candidate(s) meets the above criteria. Additional letters of testimony will be accepted to a maximum submission of ten pages.

The recipient will be chosen from among the nominees by a jury consisting of past recipients plus other industry professionals, as selected by Quest Theatre and the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee. The successful nominee will be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 8, 2011, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

2009 was the first presentation of the newly created Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award.   Past award recipients have been Lana Skauge and Karen Johnson-Diamond.

To submit a nominee, please mail to:

Betty Mitchell Awards, Re: Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award
PO Box 924 Station T
Calgary, AB
T2H 2H4

or email to: info@bettymitchellawards.com, Subject Line: Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award.

With the current labour dispute at Canada Post we encourage, where ever possible, that nomination submissions be emailed to info@bettymitchellawards.com.  If that is not possible, please contact the steering committee at the same email address to arrange alternate delivery or pickup options.

Greg Bond Memorial Award

May 31, 2011 by  
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photo by Brent Calis

photo by Brent Calis

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Greg Bond Memorial Award. Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2011.

This annual award is intended to honour the outstanding achievement by an individual-either for this season or for accumulated dedication or achievement-in musical theatre in Calgary.

The award is made possible through the Toronto Community Foundation, and is presented by the Bond Family in memory of their son, Greg (1954-1989). Greg studied and worked in musical theatre across Canada, from Banff to Charlottetown as well as in Australia. His life was marked by a drive for professionalism, a talent for composition, and a desire to continually study, create and perform. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and his remarkable ability to give and engender respect from everyone whom his life touched.

Criteria for nomination:

  • Must be a Calgary resident who has continuously striven for excellence in his/her craft;
  • Will have contributed to the profile of musical theatre in Calgary;
  • Will have the qualities of: cooperation, self-discipline and work ethic;
  • Areas of specialization may include, but are not restricted to: performance, musical direction, education, choreography, composition, instrumentalist;
  • Is a professional in his/her field, and viewed as such by his/her peers.

The nominator will elaborate on the manner in which the candidate meets the above criteria. Additional letters of testimony will be accepted to a maximum submission of ten pages total.

The recipient will be chosen by a jury consisting of past recipients plus other industry professionals, as selected by the Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee. The successful nominee will receive a $1000 cash award and be recognized at the Betty Mitchell Awards, August 8, 2011, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

Previous recipients have included: Doug McKeag, Tom Doyle, Margot McDermott, Bob Foster, Marilyn Perkins, Stage West Calgary, Hal Kerbes, Joe Slabe, Elaine Higgin Case, Mark Bellamy, David Rhymer, and Denise Clarke, Joel Cochrane.

To submit a nominee, please mail to:

Betty Mitchell Awards, Re: Greg Bond Memorial Award
PO Box 924 Station T
Calgary, AB
T2H 2H4

or email to: info@bettymitchellawards.com, Subject Line: Greg Bond Memorial Award.

With the current labour dispute at Canada Post we encourage, where ever possible, that nomination submissions be emailed to info@bettymitchellawards.com.  If that is not possible, please contact the steering committee at the same email address to arrange alternate delivery or pickup options.

There Is Still Time to Fill Your Passport

May 4, 2011 by  
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get_a_passportThe Betty Mitchell Awards Passport is a great way for members of the community to have a voice in the awards.  Anyone who sees 25 eligible shows in a season, gets their passport stamped, and submits it at the end of the season receives a ballot.

There are 8 shows remaining in the 2010/2011 Season:

MUMP AND SMOOT CRACKED/ Alberta Theatre Projects
April 26 – May 15, 2011

[TITLE OF SHOW]/ Forte Musical Theatre Guild
May 24 – June 4, 2011

REVERIE/ Ghost River Theatre
May 16 – May 28, 2011

SHOPAHOLIC HUSBAND HUNT/ Lunchbox Theatre
May 2 – 21, 2011

ALL SHOOK UP/ Stage West
April 14 – June 19, 2011

MOM’S THE WORD/ Theatre Calgary
April 26 – May 21, 2011

IT IS SOLVED BY WALKING/ Urban Curvz Theatre
April 28 – May 7, 2011

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE/ Vertigo Theatre
April 30 – May 29, 2011

The official close of the 2010/2011 Season is June 14th, 2011.  To receive a ballot, mail your completed passport by June 30th to:

Betty Mitchell Awards
c/o R.W. Quinlan
209, 6131 – 6 Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2H 1L9

If you think you will have seen 25 eligible productions by the end of the season but didn’t have a passport to stamp, contact Karen Johnson-Diamond at: kjdc@shaw.ca.

See 25 Shows.  Get a Vote.