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The 2023 Tom Hendry Playwriting Awards are going virtual!

Join us for a national celebration of excellence in playwriting. 

Streaming Live from the Royal MTC Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre

Sunday, October 29 at 7pm EDT   |   YouTube

Suggested Dress Code is FORMAL but no one will see your shoes so bunny slippers are acceptable.

You can click the button below to watch the event on YouTube at 7pm EDT!

This event is free and open to the general public.

ASL Interpretation will be provided at the event.

View the evening’s program.

The Awards shortlists have been announced and you can read about the nominees HERE!

Ten awards will be announced this year…

The Carol Bolt Award, The Playwrights Guild Drama Award, The Playwrights Guild Comedy Award, The Dan School of Drama & Music Musical Award, The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation’s Robert Beardsley Award for Young Playwrights, The Dorothy Lees-Blakey Theatre for Young Audiences Award, The RBC Emerging Playwright Award, The Bra d’Or Award, The John Palmer Award,  and The Lifetime Membership Award.

The 2023 Tom Hendry Awards Host is…


Beau Dixon

Beau Dixon is an award-winning actor, musician, playwright, music director, and sound designer based in Ontario, Canada. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Firebrand Theatre, an educational theatre company giving life to stories that inspire youth, and an Artistic Associate for 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook, Ontario. Beau is also the Music Director for Sheridan College, Lakefield College School, and the Stratford Festival. 

Audiences may have seen Beau on stage in Guys ‘n’ Dolls (Stratford Festival), Ghost Quartet (Crow’s Theatre), Harlem Duet (Tarragon Theatre), and The Colour Purple (Neptune Theatre). As a composer, music director and sound designer, he has worked with the Stratford Festival, Vertigo Theatre, Crow’s Theatre/ County Stage, Sheridan College, and Talk Is Free Theatre. 

Look for his appearances in Station Eleven (HBO/Paramount) and The Expanse (Amazon Prime). Beau is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Toronto), two Toronto Critics’ Awards, and a Calgary Critics Award. He has been nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary), and he was a KM Hunter Award finalist. To learn more about the talented Beau Dixon, visit his site. 


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