Nominations Sought for The Playhouse Honours 2015

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PLAYHOUSE-LOGO-BLACK-300x130Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton Playhouse is asking the public for nominations for The Playhouse Honours 2015.

Since 2008, the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors has awarded The Playhouse Honours annually. The recognition honours individuals’ involvement in the performing arts in Fredericton, fostering a deeper appreciation of the value that people can make to community life through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, and multidisciplinary performing arts. A permanent display in the west gallery of the Playhouse recognizes the honourees.

The Playhouse Honours is a way to thank community leaders who have contributed significantly to Fredericton through their involvement in the performing arts,” says Wayne Burley, president of the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors. “This initiative is a celebration for a deserving individual, and for the community members whose lives have been meaningfully impacted by the recipient.”

Nominations can be made by any person or organization. Underscoring the personal investment that they have made in the community, recipients must be individuals, not companies or organizations. Recipients may be a professional or amateur artist, administrator, volunteer, educator, philanthropist, advocate, organizer, etc. A selection committee (jury) comprised of members of the local arts community will review the submissions and recommend an honouree to the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 22, 2015. Past recipients include Ilkay Silk (2008), Brent Staeben (2009), Philip Sexsmith (2010), Walter Learning (2011), Mabel Doak (2012), Bonnie Kilburn (2013), and Michael Doherty (2014). The Playhouse Honours is proudly presented by Atlantic Mediaworks.

Nominations may be sent to: Playhouse Honours Jury ,Fredericton Playhouse Inc, 686 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 1C2, Fax: 506‐459‐6206 Email: For more information please contact Valerie Hillier at 459‐6209 or visit‐playhouse‐honours/


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