For immediate release – Ottawa, February 12, 2012

Founded in 2006 to celebrate, encourage and promote French and English locally produced professional theatre work and its artists, the Prix Rideau Awards will announce the nominees from the 2012 consideration year during an upcoming 5 à 7. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 26th, from 5-7pm at the Mercury Lounge, at 56 Byward Market Square, Ottawa.

The members of the Prix Rideau Awards Organising Committee would like to invite the media and the community at large to this event so that together we can celebrate the excellent work produced by our local professional theatre community. In 2012, 42 English productions and 10 French productions were

juried by two teams of local arts professionals and nominations were submitted by secret ballot. The February 26th event will highlight some of the artistic achievements of the past year by announcing the nominees in various categories including outstanding production, performance, design, directing, new creation and emerging artist, for both French and English productions.

What’s more, this year’s nominees are invited to commemorate their nomination with the first ever Prix Rideau Awards’ themed Photo Shoot. We are looking for nominees to come out, put on costumes and make-up and pose for the camera with their Franco and Anglophone counterparts. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with new colleagues and to create something deep and dark or glitzy and glamorous! The event will be held at the Arts Court Library on Monday March 11th, from 6-10 pm.

To confirm your attendance at this nomination announcement, RVSP to Élise Gauthier before February 23rd at Please note that space is limited.

For general information:

Les Prix Rideau Awards

C.P. 1087, Station B

Ottawa (Ontario), K1P 5R1


Élise Gauthier, Communications Coordinator