Cayle Chernin Awards



Cayle Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The Equity Showcase/Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund is proud to announce the winners for the 9th annual Cayle Chernin Awards.

Theatre: Development

Jenn Forgie
Seven Pieces

During Kate’s 19-hour flight to Thailand, following her fathers’ death, we oscillate between present time and Kate’s childhood. We follow Body, a character representing both the “Kates” and the elephant, as Kate faces her abuse history and the familial denial of their Métis roots, their lost French culture and language and religion as a shield between secrets and truths.

Media Arts: Development

Dorothy Atabong
Eye of the Veil

Jo, a closeted black attorney, is struggling with the rape and unexpected pregnancy of her white partner Frances. When Frances dies unexpectedly during childbirth, Jo must search within to come to terms with her own sexuality, and her humanity, before seeking custody of their newborn son.

The 2020-2021 Woman of the Year Cayle Award goes to… Wendy Crewson.

Huge shout out and all the best to our outstanding 2020 finalists:

Ellen Denny, Jennifer Wigmore, Radha S. Menon, Mikaela Davies, and Genevieve Fontaine.

Read more about the 2020 finalists and their projects: http://caylecherninaward.ca/2020-finalists


COVID 19: As a result of the pandemic the Cayle Awards were postponed to October and have now been cancelled.

The ES/CC Awards were to be hosted by the inimitable duo of David Gale and Teresa Tova with the piano stylings of Randy Vancourt. We miss you! May 2021!

The 2nd ES/CC Awards Woman of the Year was to be presented to international actress/activist Wendy Crewson. Next Year! May 2021!

A virtual meeting will be held on the 30th of May with the Recipients to exchange congratulations, contracts, money, and work out details for the year.

Finalists will receive their official Certificates, Recipients the Cayle Award Statue, at the 10th Cayle Awards (TIN Anniversary, strength, and resiliency) in May of 2021, making for a big Combo Celebro in 2021!

Thank you to all those who applied for the 2020 Cayle Chernin Awards.

Strength and Resiliency!
EST/CCA


SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN 
for the 9th annual Cayle Chernin Awards in
Theatre & Media Development 

60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase
2020 EST Woman of the Year – Wendy Crewson


 Together, Kevin McCormick (Equity Showcase Executive and Artistic Director), Dwight McFee (Founder of the Cayle Chernin Fund), and CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network), are thrilled to announce that submissions are open for Theatre and Media Arts: Development Awards, for the 9th Annual Cayle Chernin Awards.

The Cayle Chernin Awards are presented to emerging or discipline transitioning female artists to assist in the creation of a new work.

Since its inception in 2012 The Cayle Awards in Media Arts and Theatre, Production and Development is one of the largest awards Ontario, having provided over $110,000 in cash, goods and services to empower Women in the Performing Arts.

Media Arts: Development

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN, www.csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

Theatre: Development

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN, www.csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

Application Deadline: Friday April 03, 2020

Click here to apply!

The Recipients will be announced at a Cayle Party/Salon honouring the finalists-recipients, 2020 ES-CCA Woman of the Year, Wendy Crewson, and the 60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase at the Heliconian Hall on Thursday May 14, 2020, hosted by the inimitable David Gale and songbird Teresa Tova, accompanied on the ivories by Rousin’ Randy Vancourt.  

More to come on the outstanding career of Woman of the Year Wendy Crewson and the 60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase!

We are grateful for the support past, present and future from our donors, sponsors and businesses particularly Robin Pascoe,  AFBS, William F. White, Dazmo Camera, ACTRA Toronto, Bains Partners LLP, and Entreprises Vidéo Service in Montreal, continuing to provide resources and encouragement to women in the performing arts.

Established in 2012 to honour the life and work of actor, documentary filmmaker, writer, teacher and mentor Cayle Chernin (1947 – 2011). The Cayle Chernin Awards are presented to emerging or discipline transitioning female artists to assist in the creation of a new work. The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund are very proud of past recipients Collette Micks (M), Susanna Fournier (T), Fenulla Jiwani (M), Melissa D’Agostino (M), Audrey Dwyer (T), Jani Lauzon (M), Andrea Scott (T), Jillian Rees-Brown (M), Ronit Rubenstein (T), Ruth Goodwin (T), Annie Bradley (M), Briana Brown (T), Shannon Fewster (M), Sonia Gemmiti (M), Jenna Harris (T), Tracey Hoyt (T), Helen Juvonen (M), Jenn Forgie (T), Dorothy Atabong (M).

About Cayle Chernin

Cayle Chernin’s career spanned four decades in film and on stage, developing new works and encouraging young artists. Her professional journey began co-starring in Don Shebib’s 1969 classic film Goin’ Down the Road and came to a close with Mr. Shebib’s acclaimed sequel Down The Road Again. An overview of her career can be accessed at www.caylechernin.com.
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Cayle Chernin, Toronto 2005.