Playwrights Guild of Canada's Women's Caucus has selected Artistic Director Philip Akin as the recipient of the 2011 Bra D'Or Award.
Tara Goldstein, Chair of PGC's Women's Caucus: "Under his leadership as Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre Company has not only grown into the leading Black theatre company in the country, it has also provided an important space and a multitude of opportunities for African-Canadian women playwrights to develop and produce their work."
Every year, the Women's Caucus presents an individual in the Canadian theatre community with the Bra D'Or Award in recognition for their efforts in supporting and promoting the work of Canadian women playwrights. Past recipients of the Bra D'Or are Brian Quirt, Hope McIntyre, Katrina Dunn, Eric Coates and Andy McKim.
The 2011 Bra D'Or award will be presented to Philip Akin by PGC's Executive Director, Robin Sokoloski, at a reception at Obsidian Theatre on November 24th, 9.30 pm.
Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization mandated to advance the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights, promote Canadian plays nationally and internationally, and foster an active, evolving community of writers for the stage.