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Industry News: What’s Happening in Canadian Theatre June 5-9

Industry News

Welcome to Industry News, a new blog series sharing what’s happening in Canadian theatre and the wider arts community. Each week we’ll share news we’ve come across as well as events, calls for nominations and submissions, and professional development opportunities.

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Comings and Goings

Member News

Obsidian Theatre Now Accepting Applications to its Playwrights Unit

We are looking for playwrights and creative collectives who identify as members of the African Diaspora to apply for our next season’s playwrights unit. The Playwrights Unit is an intensive yearlong process that runs from September 2017 to June 2018. The application deadline is June 30th.

Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment Awarded Meritous Service Medal

Alex Mustakas, founding and current Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment, has been honoured by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, with the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division).

Carousel Players AD Awarded St. Catharines Arts Award

Jessica Carmichael, Artistic Director of Carousel Players, was recently given the Established Artist Award from the St. Catharines Arts Awards.

What’s Happening in the Wider Community

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