The Board of Directors of the Gabriola Arts Council is pleased to announce that Gabriola Players will receive the 2019 ARTY Award
The ARTY AWARD is presented each year to a living person or arts-focussed group that has made a significant contribution in the previous year to the arts on Gabriola Island. Previous winners include artists, performers, administrators, and volunteers. All have done their part to build or support the creative vibe on Gabriola Island.
Here is some of what Gabriola Players’ nomination submissions said:
“Since 2004, Gabriola Players has worked hard to present to the community thought-provoking, topical, comical, and historical plays, from The Vagina Monologues, to Inherit the Wind, and even Shakespeare. Critical praise has been given for the risks they’ve taken by producing readings of The Laramie Project,a play about tolerance and gender equality, and Forget About Tomorrow, about the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease, written by B.C. writer JIll Daum. Many of the productions have featured Canadian playwrights, and in the last few years, Gabriola writers have been creating entertaining and evocative new plays, including this year’s delightful pantomime Pirates of Nursery Rhyme Island by Lesley Hazeldine; Miranda Holmes’ one act play, An Unhelpful Complication was a finalist in Theatre BC’s National Playwriting Competition. Read more…