Nominations Open for 2014 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award

Do you know someone who has made an indelible mark on the Canadian theatre community?

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is March 12, 2014 and the recipient will be named at the 2014 PACT Conference in Fredericton, NB.

This $5000 Award was initiated in celebration of PACT's 30th anniversary in 2006-2007 and named in honour of Mallory Gilbert, who was Tarragon Theatre's general manager for 34 years and one of the founders and a past president of PACT. The annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award celebrates and recognizes outstanding leadership within the Canadian Theatre community.

Mallory Gilbert is one of Canada's most respected arts managers. In addition to her successful tenure at Tarragon Theatre, she has served on numerous local and national boards of directors and advisory boards. Ms. Gilbert served on PACT's Board for 20 years (as PACT President 1989-1993), and she was the recipient of PACT Honourary Life Membership in 2005. By mentoring countless aspiring arts administrators during the course of her career, she has shaped the careers of many of Canada's theatre leaders and encouraged the creation of exciting new theatre ventures.

The award includes a $1000 portion presented to a protégé chosen by the award winner, underlining the importance of skills and knowledge transmission in leadership building.

The nomination form and more information about the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award can be found on the PACT website or by emailing Meg Shannon at



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