Administrators of Ottawa's Rideau Awards have announced the finalists for this year's prizes. The organization and award, created to promote English- and French-language theatre in the Capital, are given in a wide variety of categories: outstanding production, direction, performances, design, creation, translation, Fringe work and emerging artist. One prize is given in each category in each language.
To be considered for the prize, production companies must pay a $25 fee and set aside a block of tickets for Rideau, who subsequently send theatre practitioners to judge and vote on the work. Companies must also meet the criteria set forward by Rideau as to professional standards (even if they are not working under the standard Equity or Union des artistes contract).
Awards will be announced April 22, at the Shenkman Arts Centre. (GLC)
See the press release.