Nominations Sought for The Playhouse Honours 2016

String performers and teachers Hrvoje and Aida Tisler, 2015 recipients of The Playhouse Honours
String performers and teachers Hrvoje and Aida Tisler, 2015 recipients of The Playhouse Honours

The Fredericton Playhouse is asking the public for nominations for The Playhouse Honours 2016.

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 April 15, 2016. Past recipients include Ilkay Silk (2008), Brent Staeben (2009), Philip Sexsmith (2010), Walter Learning (2011), Mabel Doak (2012), Bonnie Kilburn (2013), Michael Doherty (2014), and Hrvoje and Aida Tisler (2015). The Playhouse Honours is proudly presented by Atlantic Mediaworks.

To submit a nomination, please send in the following information and complete a written submission of no more than two (2) pages describing the reasons you feel that your nominee should be considered for The Playhouse Honours.

An emphasis should be placed on the accumulated contributions of individuals over a period of time and consideration should be given to the local legacy and impact of the nominee on community life and the performing arts.


To the selection committee:

I/we hereby nominate [name(s)]

to receive The Playhouse Honours.



Telephone: Email:


You may attach additional information such as letters of support, materials, testimonials, etc. to your submission.

Return to:
The Playhouse Honours Committee
Fredericton Playhouse
686 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB
E3B 1C2
Fax: 506‐459‐6206

For more information please contact Valerie Hillier at 459‐6209 or visit‐playhouse‐honours.

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