Theatre director Nadia Ross wins 100000 Siminovitch Prize

first_imgDirector Nadia Ross of the Outaouais/Ottawa region has won this year’s $100,000 Siminovitch Prize for excellence in Canadian theatre.The founder and artistic director of STO Union picked up the prize Friday at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, beating out four other directors.As a part of the prize, she receives $75,000 and another $25,000 to give to a protégé of her choice. Created in 2001 in honour of scientist Lou Siminovitch and his late wife Elinore, the prize recognizes a body of work in design, direction and playwriting in three-year cycles.The 2016 jury included Bob White, Micheline Chevrier, Linda Gaboriau, Mieko Ouchi and Sarah Garton Stanley. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Organizers say her chosen protégés are Sarah Conn and Shaista Latif, who will share the $25,000 between them.Ross is known for pushing boundaries and exploring power and politics in her work. Her previous honours include a Dora Mavor Moore Award.last_img read more