For immediate release – Ottawa, February 11, 2014

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 2013 consideration year during an upcoming 5 à 7. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 25th, from 5 to 7pm at Le Petit Chicago, 50, Promenade du Portage, Old Hull.

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 2013, 39 English productions and 14 French productions were juried by two teams of local arts professionals and nominations were submitted by secret ballot. The February 25th 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, emerging artist and derrière le Rideau Award, for both French and English productions.

Once again this year, the nominees are invited to commemorate their nomination with the second annual 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! Details for the photoshoot will be announced at the nominations event.
To confirm your attendance at this nomination announcement, RVSP to Élise Gauthier before February 22rd 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