Kevin Patrick Robbins communications at caea.com
Wed Jul 9 16:44:06 EDT 2003



In September 2003, Canadian Actors' Equity Association will proudly
award one of its emerging members with a cheque for $2000 in recognition
of their professionalism, artistic excellence and innovation. The Stage
West Emerging Equity Artist Award, generously initiated by Stage West
Theatre Restaurant in honour of Equity's silver anniversary in 2001,
will recognize an Equity member each year for the next decade.

"This award recognizes the valuable asset this country has in young
talent. We feel, as one of Canada's largest employers of performers and
backstage crew, Stage West has a responsibility to assist and encourage
the development of that talent," says Howard Pechet, Executive Producer
of Stage West Theatre Restaurants.

The award will be given to a theatre artist who has been a member of the
association for less than three years and will be adjudicated by
Equity's honours committee, comprised of elected councillors and
advisory members.

Award Criteria
* The award will be given to an Equity theatre artist who has
  been a member of the association for less than three years.
  For 2003, the artist will have joined after January 1st, 2000.
* The artist must demonstrate: professionalism, artistic excellence
  and innovation within their craft.
* Qualifying artists must full members of Canadian Actors' Equity
  Association in good standing.

Application Process
Artists may place their own names in nomination, or be nominated by
another Equity member, or by a theatre. Each application must include
the following:
* Artist's resume
* A one-page letter of support from a theatre professional, such
  as an Equity member, theatre manager or playwright
* Applicant's full address, e-mail and telephone number, and the
  address and telephone number of the supporting theatre
* Applications may also include additional documentation to a
  maximum of five pages. No video will be accepted. Please do not
  send original documents, materials submitted cannot be returned.
* Applications must be post-marked by July 31, 2003.
* The decision of the selection committee is final.

IMPORTANT: If you applied for the Stage West Emerging Equity Artist last
year and would like to do so again, you need to resubmit your
application and all materials.

There is no official application form, please send your application
package to:

Stage West Emerging Equity Artist Award
Canadian Actors' Equity Association
c/o Communications Director
44 Victoria Street, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5C 3C4
fax: 416-867-9246
stagewestaward at caea.com

For further information about the award, and application procedures,
phone Kevin Patrick Robbins, communications director: 416-867-9165 or
1-800-387-1856 or visit the CAEA website at www.caea.com.

The Stage West Emerging Equity Artist Award will be announced Sept. 28,
2003 and will be presented by Howard Pechet of Stage West Theatre

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