To celebrate the too short life of Ellen Ross Stuart (Nel), a new multi-year award has been created to “Open Doors” by empowering young writers to actively engage in their craft in association with three supportive theatres.

The awards are for emerging writers 21-30 with some production credits who have graduated from post-secondary training or outgrown other programs that nurture young artists. The awards include monetary support as well as hands-on mentorship opportunities.

"Through her involvement at Hart House Theatre, Nel played a vital role in many artistic successes and facilitated opportunities for many young and emerging artists.  This award in many ways continues Nel’s legacy as it focuses on engaging and empowering young artists – specifically young theatre writers." - Doug Floyd, General Manager and Producer, Hart House Theatre

This opportunity has two phases which provide mentorship and training for young writers. The deadline for applications has been extended to January 10, 2018 so APPLY TODAY!
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