For Immediate Release June 3, 2015

Theatre Erindale Grads Earn Dora Nominations!

[Mississauga ON, June 2015] On Monday June 1st, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts announced the nominations for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the top honours in Toronto's live professional Theatre – from Opera and Ballet to the Mirvishes and from Canadian Stage to the latest "Indie" theatre companies.

The work of three recent grads from Theatre Erindale and the Sheridan-UTM Theatre and Drama Studies Program has been honoured with award nominations.

Hailey Gillis (who graduated in 2013) has been nominated in the Music Theatre Division as a key member of the amazing Ensemble in Albert Shultz's production of the new music drama Spoon River for the Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Chiamaka G. Ugwu (2014) has been nominated in the Independent Theatre Division as one of the equally amazing Ensemble in the Soheil Parsa production of the Lorca classic Blood Wedding for the Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre.

And Qasim Khan (2008) has been nominated for Outstanding Individual Performance in the Theatre for Young Audiences Division for his work in Beneath the Banyan Tree for Theatre Direct.

The winners will be announced the evening of Monday June 22nd at a glamourous ceremony hosted by Gavin Crawford on Harbourfront's open air Westjet Stage.

Theatre Erindale congratulates all of our nominees and wishes them the very best for their growing careers in Canadian Theatre.