CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Way I See It Theatre Blog TWISI People’s Choice Awards Honourees.
There are all sorts of opportunities in the Canadian Theatre for people to be nominated and to win swanky awards, and this time of year is often when sites like TWISI and Theatre Critics like me put out: THE BEST OF 2015 List (Some people even put out THE WORST OF 2015 Lists, but that is FOR SURE not my style). A few years ago I came up with this idea that I still really like, of providing a space for members of the Canadian Theatre Community to honour someone they feel deserving of recognition for their contribution to the Canadian Theatre. It is still an idea in progress, just like I am a theatre critic in progress, TWISI is a Theatre Blog in progress, and so much of what makes the Canadian Theatre so exhilaratingly exciting is that it is in constant motion… in progress too.
TWISI was born out of a desire to celebrate and foster the Canadian Theatre. I’ve always been interested in finding ways to shine the spotlight on the people who work in our theatre communities, Coast to Coast, in all the Provinces and Territories. So often, still the focus of the Corporate Canadian Media in the theatre is on American STARS or Canadians who went to America and became STARS. We don’t have a Star System in Canada, and I don’t advocate for one, but I do like to see Canadian artists grab hold of a just a smidgen of Limelight every once and awhile.
Who better to shine that light than other members of the Community?
How This Works: I invite anyone who considers themselves to be part of the Canadian Theatre Community to write a blog post (between 400-800 words, but entirely flexible) honouring someone else in the Canadian Theatre Community (Creative Team/ Stage Crew/ Front of House/ Volunteer/ Teacher/ Theatre Critic– This is BROAD. If you work or volunteer in the theatre in Canada, you qualify for this). You can write about someone you know well and have worked with who inspires you, or someone that you don’t know personally whose work has informed your own, or who you consider to have made a significant contribution to the theatre in Canada. The Deadline is JANUARY 31st, 2016. Just email your Blog Post Honourees to AmandaCarol.Campbell @ Gmail.com and I will post it on TWISI and your Honouree will get a Much Coveted TWISI Gold Star.
Please feel free to share this post with others you think may be interested in Honouring someone.
Thanks and Happy 2016 to all!