This biennial nation-wide open competition, named to honor the Canadian pioneer playwright Herman Voaden, is judged “blind”. The judges select the Winners and Honorable Mentions without knowing the names of the playwrights.
Herman Voaden (1903-1991), Canadian playwright, director and theatrical innovator, was a lifelong champion of Canadian culture.
This competition, made possible by a generous bequest from Mr. Voaden’s estate, is dedicated to his memory and honors his goals to develop a distinctively Canadian art of the theatre and to encourage the writing of Canadian drama.
First Prize - Norman Yeung for Theory
First Prize - Jordan Tannahill for Late Company
First Prize - David Brock for WET
First Prize - David Egan for Tom's a Cold
First Prize - Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman for Scratch
First Prize - Florence Gibson MacDonald for Missing
First Prize - Jason Hall for Eyes Catch Fire
First Prize - Michael Lewis Maclennan for The Last Romantics
First Prize - Greg Nelson for North
First Prize - Brian Drader for The Norbals