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Harry and Martha Cohen Award

Call for Nominations

The submission deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Since 1984, Alberta Theatre Projects has been proud to partner with the Cohen family to present the Harry and Martha Cohen Award for significant and sustained contribution to theatre in Calgary.

Do you know someone who is an inspiration in our theatre community in Calgary?

Is there someone who continually inspires you? Does this person set the bar in terms of their passion and commitment to our theatrical community in Calgary? Do they always go above and beyond; mentor, coach, etc.? This person may be a leader onstage, offstage or backstage; an actor, director, playwright, designer, administrator, philanthropist, dramaturge, manager, teacher, technician or volunteer.

Do you want them to know how vital their contribution is and how deeply they are appreciated? We will gather at the closing night performance of The New Canadian Curling Club, by Mark Crawford on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The award ceremony will take place following the performance.

At that ceremony, the recipient will be honoured with a cash prize of $1,500 and a framed certificate. Additionally,
the recipient’s name will be added to the list of our past honorees and inscribed on a scroll that hangs in our lobby in Martha’s Corner.

It will take very little of your time to nominate a theatre champion!

To nominate an inspirational theatre champion, simply fill out the attached form.

  • A 250-400 word statement must accompany the nomination—but that’s always easy to create when someone deserves recognition.
  • Outline the reason for the nomination and make direct reference to the nature in which the nominee has made a significant and sustained contribution to theatre in Calgary.

Nominations should also include:

  • A resume of the nominee.
  • At least two letters of support.
  • Any other documentation deemed useful in assessing the qualifications of the nominee.
  • Anyone can be a nominator or seconder. Applications will not be returned.
  • Please limit submissions to eight pages maximum.
  • All nominations remain eligible for two years.

Nominations are being accepted from now until Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 5:00pm

The nominations will be reviewed by an anonymous, independent jury. Jury members have various backgrounds and connections to the Calgary theatre community.

Please note, only the chosen recipient will be contacted. The nominator and seconder of the 2019 recipient will be invited to attend both the production of The New Canadian Curling Club and the ceremony that follows.

Thank you for taking the time to help us celebrate extraordinary leaders in our community and for your continued support of theatre in Calgary!  We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information please contact Kodie Rollan, the Development Coordinator by phone at 403.294.7475 ext. 1904 or email at