Four designers shortlisted for lucrative Siminovit

first_imgFour designers shortlisted for lucrative Siminovitch Prize in Theatre by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 20, 2018 2:02 am PDT Last Updated Sep 20, 2018 at 2:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Four designers who have set the stage for productions across Canada and beyond have been shortlisted for this year’s lucrative Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.The prestigious theatre award, which rotates on a three-year cycle to recognize excellence in different fields, is honouring the artists who tinker behind-the-scenes to design the lighting, sound and sets that can make or break a live performance.The winner gets $75,000 and can choose a protege to receive $25,000.Finalists include Itai Erdal, the artistic director of the Vancouver’s Elbow Theatre who has won awards for his creative lighting, and Montreal-based sound designer and musician Alexander MacSween.Camellia Koo, a Toronto-based designer for theatre, opera and dance, is also vying to take home the award.Rounding out the shortlist is Stephanie Jasmin, co-artistic director of the Montreal’s UBU creative company, who has designed video for more than 30 of the theatre’s productions.This year’s winner will be announced Nov. 5 in Ottawa.last_img read more