Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award 2013 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

June 7, 2013 by  
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Kathleen Foreman accepting the 2012 Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award. Deadline for Submission: July 5, 2013.

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.

Each nominee submission must include the following: (1) The nominee’s full address, e-mail (optional) and telephone number. (2) A one-page letter explaining why the nominee should receive this award. (3) Supporting documentation to a maximum of 10 pages (optional). This could include letters of support, newspaper articles, etc.  (No videos will be accepted, please do not send original documents as materials submitted cannot be returned)

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 26, 2013, which celebrate Calgary’s professional theatre community.

2009 was the first presentation of the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award. Past award recipients have been Lana Skauge, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Daniel Hall, and Kathleen Foreman.

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

The Sweet 16th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards, MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013. Doors at 6pm, Buffet 6pm-7:30pm, Awards at 7:30pm. Price: $60 for the first 150 tickets sold, $65 thereafter. Includes admission to the gala and official after party! For tickets, contact the Stage West Box Office: 403-243-6642

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