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Call for Nominations

2024 Harry & Martha Cohen Award

Since 1985, Alberta Theatre Projects has been proud to partner with the Cohen family to present The Harry & 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 to celebrate the 2024 winner of the Harry & Martha Cohen Award on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The award ceremony will take place immediately following the 7:30pm penultimate performance of The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon by W.O.Mitchell. 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 honourees and inscribed on a scroll that hangs in our lobby in Martha’s Corner.

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

To nominate an inspirational theatre champion:

  • 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 2 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 8 pages maximum.
  • All nominations remain eligible for two years.

Nominations are being accepted from now until Monday, January 29, 2024.

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 2024 recipient will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.

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 Kathryn Kerbes, Development Coordinator, ATP kkerbes@atplive.com.

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