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Announcement: 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominees (With Links to MOT Reviews)

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Soulpepper, Aluna and the Canadian Opera Company lead noms for the 36th Dora Awards

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) revealed the nominations for the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards early this morning, at a press conference at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The Dora Awards seek to recognize excellence in the Toronto performing arts community, and will be hosted this year by award-winning actor and comedian Gavin Crawford.

In total, there were 236 nominations for 212 eligible productions, with 117 producing companies having registered eligible productions. 48 total awards will be given out on Monday, June 22 at Harbourfront Centre’s WestJet Stage.

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Factory Theatre’s 2012-13 Season is Revitalized

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TORONTO, ON…  Interim Artistic Team members Nina Lee Aquino and Nigel Shawn Williams today announced Factory Theatre’s revitalized 2012-13 season, sponsored by BMO Financial Group.

“We are excited to present programming that honours the company’s long-standing mandate of producing powerful Canadian theatre. This season’s wide theatrical spectrum embraces two world premieres of plays developed in-house, Stopheart by Amy Lee Lavoie and Every Letter Counts by Nina Lee Aquino, and two exciting projects – SummerWorks Festival (Toronto) stand-out Iceland by Nicolas Billon and, in the Studio Theatre, PuSh Festival (Vancouver) hit Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata by Bill Richardson and Veda Hille, a co-production with Acting Up Stage Company. We want to extend a warm welcome to all of this season’s artists and audiences, old and new. This is a challenging and fruitful time to build new relationships and cement old ones and, together with you, we hope to build a strong future for Factory.”

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Factory Theatre Announces Michel Marc Bouchard’s Withdrawal of Play from 2012/13 Season as a Result of Boycott Environment

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Toronto, August 22, 2012 – The Factory Theatre Board of Directors announced today that due to the boycott of Factory Theatre, playwright Michel Marc Bouchard has informed us that he has no choice but to withdraw his play, Tom and the Coyote, from the opening slot in the 2012/13 season. Continue reading Factory Theatre Announces Michel Marc Bouchard’s Withdrawal of Play from 2012/13 Season as a Result of Boycott Environment