Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award

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Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award
Awarded for Excellence in new musical works
Sponsored by Playwrights Guild of Canada and Stage West Restaurants
Location Toronto
Country Canada
Presented by Playwrights Guild of Canada
Reward(s) $5000


The Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award is conferred annually for a new musical work by a Playwrights Guild of Canada member. The award celebrates and recognizes the excellence of Canadian playwrights.[1] To qualify, the musical work must not have had a premiere production. The award is sponsored by the Playwrights Guild of Canada and Stage West Restaurants.[2]

Award monetary value[edit]

The award is worth $5000.[2]

Award process[edit]

The Chair of the Musical Award works with three jurors from across Canada. The identities of the jurors are confidential until the judging process is complete. Decisions of the jury are final. Jury feedback is not released to candidates. A shortlist of the best three entries is released and the winner announced during the annual Tom Hendry Awards ceremony.[2]

Award winners[edit]

  • 2012: Lorne Elliott.[2]
  • 2013: Irene Sankoff and David Hein (for the musical work entitled 'Come From Away')[3]
  • 2014: Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille (for the musical work entitled 'Onegin')[4]
  • 2015: Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli (for the musical work entitled '33 1/3')[5]
  • 2016: Kent Staines with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal (for the musical work entitled 'Prom Queen')

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A homegrown musical-theatre movement emerges across Canada". The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Playwrights Guild of Canada Awards". Playwrights Guild of Canada. 
  3. ^ "Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces Winners of 2013 Awards". Playwrights Guild of Canada Website. Playwrights Guild of Canada. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces Winners of 2014 Awards". Playwrights Guild of Canada Website. Playwrights Guild of Canada. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces Winners of 2015 Awards". Playwrights Guild of Canada Website. Playwrights Guild of Canada. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 

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