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Calling all members of the Canadian professional theatre community!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:56 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

Do you know a talented new or developing Canadian theatre director who deserves to be recognized? Consider nominating them for the John Hirsch Prize!

The John Hirsch Prize
The prize was created to recognize new and developing theatre directors who have demonstrated great potential for future excellence and exciting artistic vision.

  • Value: 2 prizes of $6,000 each 
    (1 Anglophone recipient and 1 Francophone recipient)
  • How to qualify: Nominations must be submitted by mail to the Canada Council for the Arts by a member of the Canadian professional theatre community. (Note: the Council’s online portal is not yet open to prize competitions)
  • Deadline: 2 October 2017
  • For further information: please refer to the guidelines
Lori Knoll
Program Officer
Prizes, Canada Council for the Arts
1-800-263-5588 | 613-566-4414, ext. 5573

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.