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Eastern Front Theatre Receives Twelve Merritt Award Nominations



Eastern Front Theatre is extremely proud to have received twelve nominations for the Robert Merritt Awards, taking place on April 15th, 2024.


NOMINATIONS

Downed Hearts (co-produced with EFT & Ship's Company Theatre, in association with Matchstick Theatre)

  • Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role - Zach Faye (Aaron)

  • Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role - Sherry Smith (Pearl), Elm Reyes (Lucas)

  • Outstanding Direction - Samantha Wilson

  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Alison Crosby

  • Outstanding New Nova Scotia Play (Playwright) - Catherine Banks

  • Outstanding Ensemble - Ensemble

  • Outstanding Production

  • Outstanding Projection Design - Mackenzie Cornfield

  • Outstanding Scenic Design - Sue LePage with assistance from Brenda Duran

  • Outstanding Sound Design - Jackson Fairfax-Perry


MACRO Series: ISOLATIONS (GENTLY, SOFTLY, NOW)

  • Outstanding Projection Design - Stevey Hunter



See the full list of nominees here.


From Theatre Nova Scotia's website:

"The Merritt Awards celebrate Nova Scotia’s outstanding talent in the theatre industry. Named for the late Dalhousie Theatre professor, Robert Merritt, the awards were established in 2002 and annually highlight the wealth and calibre of theatre creation and production in the province. Professional productions are juried throughout the year, and exceptional performances, direction, design and more are honoured the following March. The event also features special presentations: Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award, Volunteer Award, TNS Scholarship, Neptune's Wes Daniels Design Award and the Neptune Chrysalis Emerging Artist Award."

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