October 15, 2019
Congratulations to Pamela Halstead!
The Women’s Caucus of Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) announced that Playwright Atlantic Resource Centre's Artistic Director, Pamela Halstead is the winner of the 2019 Bra d’Or Award, which recognizes an individual for promoting and supporting the work of women playwrights in Canada. Pamela Halstead was nominated by Natalie Meisner, who wrote this of her colleague:
"Pamela Halstead has been a tireless and inspired champion of new Canadian plays by women, people of colour, and non-binary folks throughout an accomplished and multifaceted career as a director, dramaturg, actor, teacher and arts consultant. […] I cannot recommend Pamela Halstead enough... she personifies this award".
Established in 2006, the Bra d’Or Award is as relevant today as it was thirteen years ago. While women form 54% of PGC’s membership, studies show that they are underrepresented on our nation’s stages, and this is especially so for Indigenous women, women of colour, non-binary, and trans creators. The Bra d’Or Award celebrates people like Pamela Halstead who defy the status quo by enacting greater equity, diversity, and inclusion for women creators in theatre.